MSM starts new 3-year project on strengthening ATVET in Ghana


From 01 September 2019 until 31 December 2021 MSM and its consortium partners will work on the institutional strengthening of national bodies for technical and vocational education in Ghana. During the multiple year project the focus will be on improving accreditation, supervision, management and making ATVET competence based.

On 03 September 2019 the kick-off of the Orange Knowledge Programme project "Institutional strengthening of national bodies for technical and vocational education in Ghana" took place at Maastricht School of Management.

This new project headed by MSM builds upon an existing collaboration between the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Kwadaso Agricultural College, Ansuansi Farm Institute, CINOP and AERES group. The existing project (NICHE-GHA-270 Strengthening the capacity of four colleges in agriculture) aims at enhancing the educational and organizational quality of the agricultural colleges in Ghana. This project has been the start of a strong collaboration and provided all parties with technical knowledge on the ATVET sector in Ghana, and it laid the foundation for collaboration based on trust and reciprocity. Within the recently granted project, MSM and MOFA, together with Dutch and Ghanaian partners, will build upon the currently implemented project, in order to revise and strengthen the ATVET sector in Ghana at national level. Maastricht School of Management can add value through its extensive experience in qualification frameworks, quality assurance and training in management and organization.

The aim of the project is on strengthening the Council For Technical And Vocational Educational Training (COTVET) and other bodies to support integration of the ATVETB sector in the TVET system, to develop/finalize a NQF, revise and develop NQF proof ATVET curricula and develop an action plan for implementation. In strengthening the entire ATVET chain, the consortium will work for quality education that provides Ghana with a skilled workforce to strengthen its agricultural sector, bring economic growth, and ensure income for individual households and appropriate agricultural work for its young population.  

The project will be directed by Dr. Diederik de Boer, Director International Projects and Consultancies at MSM and coordinated by Hans Maltha, Managing consultant at CINOP.

Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme
The Orange Knowledge Programme is a €195-m Dutch global development programme, available in 53 developing countries and managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education. Launched mid-2017, it aims to have provided tens of thousands with the possibility to change their future through education and training by mid-2022.

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