Skills development, employment and sustained growth in Ghana: sustainability challenges

Abstract

Against a backdrop of some two decades of sustained economic growth in Ghana, this paper argues that there are a series of sustainability challenges related to technical and vocational skills development (TVSD) that need to be addressed. This paper analyses several sustainability dimensions of TVSD related to: promoting the sustainability of education-for-all achievements through expanding post-basic education and TVSD; identifying sustainable financing mechanisms for an expansion of TVSD; promoting and sustaining equitable access; ensuring that expansion in quantity does not lead to a compromise on the achievement and sustainability of quality and relevance issues; promoting the sustainability of TVSD expansion by widening opportunities for lifelong learning; creating an enabling environment for skills utilization through sustainable employment growth.

Citation

International Journal of Educational Development(2009) 29 (2) 133-139 [doi:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2008.09.007][An earlier version of this paper was published in NORRAG News (2008) 40:54-55]

Skills development, employment and sustained growth in Ghana: sustainability challenges

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