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Sitting technical/vocational subjects to become a must in schools soon

Published:Monday | April 7, 2014 | 8:46 AM

The Education Ministry says secondary school students will soon be required to sit at least one technical or vocational subject at the end of fifth form or grade 11.



Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says the move is part of the ministry’s efforts to infuse technical and vocational education and training into the secondary school curriculum.



He has not said when the policy will come on stream.



The Education Minister says the ministry is also looking at a policy to establish post-secondary technical and vocational education and training institutes and workforce colleges.



Thwaites says technical and vocational training in schools is expected to produce more educationally rounded graduates who possess skills suitable for the labour market.



Meanwhile, the Education Ministry says the National Technical and Vocational Education and Training Policy is now complete.



It is expected that the policy will advance work already in progress to integrate technical and vocational education and training in secondary schools.



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