The non-existence of a Technical Institute in the Ho Municipal area at present has created a big void in the human development process in the area.
Mr Nelson Akorli, Principal of the Kpando Technical Institute, stated this at a Ho Development Association (HDA) Colloquium in Ho on Easter Saturday.
He said lots of young people from the area, needing vital employable skills, had no training opportunities within their vicinities and were thus left with difficulty in choosing careers.
Ho had a Technical Institute in the past but this was upgraded into the current Polytechnic.
Mr Akorli recalled the popularity of that technical school from which, he said, many functional artisans in the area today trained.
Mr Emmanuel Keteku, Ho Municipal Director of Education, briefed the colloquium on the reasons for the falling standards of students in public schools in the Municipal Area. They recorded 53.7 per cent passes in the 2011 Basic Certificate Examinations.