By Adama Tine
The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) in collaboration with the International Trade Center (ITC) on Tuesday held its 12th Technical and Vocational Education Training quarterly meeting at the ministry’s conference hall in Bijilo.
The TVET meeting centered on the revitalization of the National Technical and Vocational Education Training Roadmap, Reviewing its Policy Reforms and the Validation of the Gambia Jobs, Skills and Finance (JSF) for Women and Youth Project.
Fatou Janneh, Head of TVET Unit at MoHERST revealed that the TVET roadmap was developed in 2019 with the objective of revitalizing the TVET system in order to come up with a comprehensive strategy that would ensure TVET is a success.”
The National TVET Committee, according to her, was selected from different ministries, organizations and the private sector, claiming that the entire committee members could not attend the meeting due to the rising cases of the coronavirus. She added that the TVET roadmap has a lot of activities given to different sectors to work on.
“Therefore, such a gathering would enable us to brainstorm on the feedback that we received from other players and see how best we could all work together as a team,” she further said.
Yusupha Keita, Technical Adviser and Coordinator Job, Skill and Finance at ITC, said the TVET roadmap was set up in order to give technical support to the ministry of higher education with a view to enabling them better coordinate the affairs of TVET in The Gambia. He further explained that the committee has 45 members from international organizations as well as the private sector which would enable them have diverse thinking and suggestions in order to support TVET in The Gambia.