Biriwa Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Institute to turn into Polytechnic
The Deputy Central Regional Minister, Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah has announced plans to upgrade the Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Institute at Biriwa in the Mfantseman Municipality to a Polytechnic to produce middle level manpower for the country.
Mr Quansah, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman West appealed to Ghanaians not to look down on vocational and technical schools as institutions for students who are academically weak.
He said with Ghana’s oil find, the roles of vocational and technical schools had become more paramount than before.
The Deputy Minister made the appeal at a durbar at Biriwa to welcome 50 Nigerians who were on a skills training programme known as Niger Delta Amnesty Programme in Ghana.
Two hundred Nigerians are in the country to be trained in vocational skills to go back and facilitate the development of the oil-rich Niger Delta.