Francis Cofie, GNA
Accra, Nov. 7, GNA - Students of Jack and Jill School at Roman Ridge in Accra have visited two institutions to acquaint themselves with the practical aspects of some of the subjects they are taught.
Form Three students of Home Economics and Pre-Technical Skills visited the Construction Machinery Mechanic Training Institute (CMMTI) at Burma Camp and the Opportunities Industrialisation Centre at Shiashie in Accra.
The CMMTI is one of the 36 branches of the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), which offers training in auto-electrical, and mechanic and heavy duty equipment operations.
The OIC is under the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that creates an enabling environment for the youth to acquire quality demand-driven employable skills and general education.
Mr Samuel Anane, the Workshop Supervisor at the CMMTI, took the students through automobile operations, power generation of an engine, and fuel and air combustion.
Mr Seth Ampomah, a Motor Vehicle Mechanic Instructor, briefed the students on the eight components of a vehicle engine, which include the transmission, breaking, steering, and suspension systems, as well as the chassis frame.
They were also taken through the cooling system of a vehicle and various types of radiators.
Mr Ernest Bobo, the Training Manager at the OIC, briefed the students on the various subjects offered under Home Economics like cooking, sowing, and fashion designing.
Some of the students told the Ghana News Agency that the visit had broadened their knowledge on the subjects taught at school and to appreciate the tools and equipment used in practical terms.
“Prior to the trip we only had pictorial images of some of the things we are taught, which were not too helpful,” they said.
Mr Victor Gamor, a Teacher, who led the Pre-Technical Skills group, said the trip was necessary to assist the students to gather practical information to enhance their understanding of the various subjects.
“The school took this decision because most often what is taught in the classroom seem to appear abstract to the students…,” he said.GNA