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Make TVET, STEM and Agricultural Education Core Priority in SDA schools – SDA Educational Workers told

Make TVET, STEM and Agricultural Education Core Priority in SDA schools – SDA Educational Workers Told

Sunyani, June 27, 2023 

Dr. Philip Oti-Agyen, the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) has implore teachers and Educational Workers of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) schools to make Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Agricultural Education a ‘Core Priority’.

He emphasized that focusing on practical TVET, STEM and Agricultural Education would help churn out competent, productive and independent citizens capable of solving the unemployment problem in the country.

Dr. Oti-Agyen was speaking at a maiden Annual Conference of Adventist Teachers and Education Workers, held in Sunyani on the theme: “Retooling The Adventist and Educational Worker for Instructional Leadership and Discipleship”.

It was organized by the Bono and Ahafo SDA Education Unit and attended by teachers and heads of the SDA schools, including SDA members teaching in other public and private schools as well as Conference and General Managers. 

The conference was to sensitized participants on the critical need to inculcate the 21st Century teaching and education knowledge in their students to build their competencies and equip them for jobs creation after the academic journey.

Dr. Oti-Agyen accentuated that the country concentrating on TVET, Agriculture and practical Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education would make the students capable of solving societal problems.

Pastor Edward Opoku Antwi, the SDA Education Unit Manager for Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions said the conference was also to ensure there is serenity and cordial relationship between the education Managers, teachers and Pastors of the SDA to enhance social interaction. 

The program would further help strengthen collaboration between the teachers, the church leadership and the school managers so that the teachers can share their problems and challenges with the church for solutions, he added.

Pastor Opoku Antwi encouraged the teachers to ensure morality and serve as role models and do their maximum best wherever they are to help nation building.

Writer’s email: ttchrietoph1@gmail.com

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