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Ghana wins big at WorldSkills Africa competition

WorldSkills is a capacity building programme and skills competition aimed at ensuring that the skills competition is inclusive and addresses the actual social challenges faced in Africa

Two students of Ho Technical University who represented Ghana have won gold and silver in the just ended  WorldSkills Africa Competition in Namibia.

Manfugi Yao Agbo and Deladem Oko won gold in the web technology category and silver in fashion technology category, respectively over the weekend.

The continental Worldskills Competition had other competitors from Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Madagascar, Zambia, DRC, Ethiopia, and one refugee representing WorldSkills International.

Ghana was represented in the following categories, welding, web technology, mechatronics, automobile technology, mechanical engineering CAD, fashion technology, hairdressing, electrical installation and brick laying.

Agbo will join other category winners to represent Africa at the global WorldSkills Competition in China later this year.

About WorldSkills

WorldSkills is a capacity building programme and skills competition aimed at ensuring that the skills competition is inclusive and addresses the actual social challenges faced in Africa.

The programme focuses on collaborative mentorship between WorldSkills International Experts and National Experts (TVET teachers/trainers from Africa), inclusiveness and human-centred design approach and knowledge exchange on occupational standards, skills training, test project development with social values, and skills competition management

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