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Thematic Areas: Inclusion and Youth | Innovation and Future of TVET | Private Sector Engagement | SDGs and Greening TVET
Our Key Programmes & Projects: BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | Building TVET resilience | TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
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Commission for TVET

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2015

The Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) is a national body set up by an Act of Parliament of the Republic of Ghana (Act 718 of 2006) to coordinate and oversee all aspects of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the country. It is also to formulate national policies on skills development across pre-tertiary and tertiary levels of education, in both the formal and informal sectors.

COTVET is the REGULATOR of the TVET sector. It is not a training provider.


To coordinate and oversee a TVET system that produces globally competitive workforce through quality oriented and demand-driven learning for national development.


To be a world-class leader in coordinating skills development.


Our major objective is to formulate policies for skills development across the broad spectrum of pre-tertiary and tertiary education, formal, informal and non-formal sectors.

COTVET has been tasked with the following functions:

  • Formulate policies on skills development
  • Coordinate, harmonize and supervise activities of both public and private providers
  • Rationalize assessment and certification system
  • Quality assure delivery within TVET
  • Maintain a national database on TVET
  • Facilitate research and development in TVET
  • Source funding to support TVET activities
  • Facilitate cooperation between training providers and industry
  • Advise Government on matters related to TVET management

Regular tasks

  • Coordination, harmonization and supervision of the activities of private and public providers of TVET, including the informal sector.
  • Taking measures to ensure quality in delivery of and equity in access to TVET
  • Facilitating Public Private Partnership in the development of skills and TVET
  • Involving Sector Skills Bodies/Councils in the generation of occupational standards and programmes
  • Maintaining a national database on TVET and Skills requirements by industry
  • Facilitating research and development in the TVET system
  • Sourcing funding to support TVET activities

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
Interested to lead
  Interested to contribute
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
Interested to lead

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
Highly interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
Highly interested


Commission for TVET (COTVET)
No. 3 Lagos Avenue, Bawaleshie
P. O. Box M 651, Ministries


local time now: ~00:01 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah
Executive Director

UNEVOC Coordinator
Mr Samuel Thompson
Coordinator, Policy and Planning

Tel. *****
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15 July 2018
The UNEVOC Network celebrates World Youth Skills Day
On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day (15 July), more than 30 UNEVOC Centres celebrated the importance of Skills for Youth, through conferences, workshop, skills exhibition and promotional campaigns. Discover our interactive map to learn more about those initiatives.
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