The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) was established by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act, 2006 (Act 718) of the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana in August 2006 to formulate national policies on skills development across pre-tertiary and tertiary levels of education, in both the formal and informal sectors of the economy.
COTVET is also to coordinate, harmonize and supervise the activities of Pre-Tertiary public and private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) providers including apprenticeship in the Informal Sector, and collaborate with the Tertiary institutions.
The Board of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) at its last meeting approved amnesty for students in all tertiary institutions (including the ten technical universities) that were affiliated with the erstwhile National Board for Professional and Technician examinations (NABPTEX) affecting Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes but have not been able to graduate due to the various reasons.
They, therefore, announced that they are granting amnesty to give the opportunity to the affiliated students who were supposed to have completed their course of study at the various tertiary institutions affiliated with the commission from the 2000/2001 academic year to date. They are encouraging these students per this amnesty to go back to their respective institutions and complete their programmes of study towards graduation and certification.
This exercise will cover a period of three (3) years starting from the 2022/2023 academic year to the 2024/2025 academic year. They again entreated all affiliated students to contact their various institutions for detailed implementation modalities.
The commission stated that the Board has also approved with effect from the 2022/2023 academic year, students who gain admission to offer Diploma and Higher National Diploma at the various tertiary institutions affiliated with CTVET would have eight (8) years to satisfy all certificate requirements, including the period for regular studies.