Manager of the Assin Fosu National Vocational Technical Institution in the Central Region, Rev. G.R. Asiedu Osafo is appealing for many females to enroll in the school since there are scholarship package to carter for their tuition and other charges.
This he said comes at the background that the school has an enrollment of about nine hundred and seventeen (917) and the ratio of boys to girls is 10:2.
He explained that, in order to bridge the gap, the school has instituted the scholarship package for females to enable them partake in the male dominated areas.
Speaking in an interview with todaygh.com, Rev. Asiedu Osafo revealed that since the inception of the Free Senior High School program, only few students patronize vocational and technical institution and thus has affected enrollment into the institution.
He further explained that the school offer what he describes as ‘’mercy clinic’’ where together with some students visit deprived and remote villages to canvass for enrollment into the school in the various villages. “We also visit churches, mosques, basic schools and so on to market the school” Rev. Asiedu Osafo.
He however, heaved a sigh of relief that, the government is putting in measures to enroll the T-VET. (Technical Vocational and Educational Training) for students in the vocational and technical institution to also enjoy free education.
Rev. Asiedu Osafo revealed that the school charges minimal fees to cater for trainee materials and running of the school.
He mentioned that the school currently produces hospital equipment’s like babies court with drawers, radiant warmers, photo therapies, adjustable hospital beds and so on and been patronize by most hospitals.
He announced that plans are underway to produce baby incubators.
Rev. Asiedu Osafo said the school faces numerous challenges, notably among them are; lack of an assembly hall, classrooms among others.
He is therefore appealing to government through the ministry of education to take a second look at vocational and technical institution as this will push the country forward.
Story: Samuel Ackon, Assin Fosu