Prez appoints Mawusi Awity director-general of TVET Service
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mawusi Awity as director-general of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Service.
Her appointment was communicated through a letter signed by the secretary to President Nana Bediatuo Asante said the appointment is pursuant to Section 70 (1) of the Pre-Tertiary Education Act 2020 (Act 1049).
Her appointment is for a period of four years, the letter signed on October 7, 2021, said.
About Mawusi Awity
Mawusi Nudekor Awity is an experienced Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) expert, social-entrepreneur, small business development expert, women and youth vocational and entrepreneurial capacity developer. She is a promoter of self-employment and an advocate for women’s rights.
Awity has over 22 years of experience in entrepreneurial and vocational training to enable the youth to acquire relevant skills for livelihood, much specifically young women in non-traditional trade areas.
Currently, Awity is the executive director of the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI). Prior to her appointment, she was actively involved in social and gender development as the executive director of the Network of Women in Growth (NEWIG), Ghana, a non-governmental organization (NGO) she founded.
She holds a Master in Fine Arts (MFA), University of Ghana, Legon and a certificate in livelihoods and markets from Coady International Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada. Certificate in Vocational School Management from ILO Centre, Turin Italy.
Awity’s particular areas of expertise include vocational skills training, small business development, theatre arts (Theatre in Development), gender advocacy, people skills development and self-development. She has competencies in project management, counselling, resource mobilization, crisis management, and the ability to supervise and motivate people at all levels.
She has won several awards including, Best in the Vocational Sector for the 8th Business Executive Excellence 2021 Award; National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) 2021 Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to the Youth and Students development; 7th Best Performing CEO in Ghana (2019); MTN 2019 Heroes of Change Award; Leading innovative Women Honorary Award (2013) by the Global Women Innovative Network, UK and Government of Ghana; Recognition of Outstanding Service to Mankind and Womanhood, by Methodist University College, Ghana (2013); Honorary Certificate (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (2016).