Inauguration of Technical Teacher Training Academy in Kabul
The new Technical Teacher Training Academy (TTTA) was inaugurated in Kabul on 4 December 2013 by HE Asif Nang, Deputy Minister for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and HE Martin Jäger, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kabul. From 2014 onwards, up to 200 qualified vocational teachers will graduate from the academy every year. All future TTTA graduates will be qualified to teach in the country’s technical high schools. By helping to train a workforce fully qualified to serve in Afghanistan’s vocational education system, Afghan-German Cooperation is making an important contribution to equipping school leavers with the skills they need to integrate into social and economic life.
HE Asif Nang welcomed the new academy financed and said: “As a leader among donors in the TVET sector, German support for Afghanistan is vital.” The German Ambassador HE Martin Jäger expressed his appreciation for the excellent level of cooperation between the two countries and added that “vocational training gives the young generation a perspective and is indispensable for sustainable economic development. The TTTA will contribute significantly to the education of qualified teachers in the field of vocational training.”
The Technical Teacher Training Academy complex consists of several buildings equipped with 26 classrooms, one IT lab, administration offices, two hostels – one for female and one for male students – and a total space of 1,200 m² for workshops and practical training facilities. German experts will provide support for teacher training in the fields of technology and artisanal crafts and trades.
Construction of a second academy for technical teacher training is also underway in in Mazar-e Sharif. Once completed, the academy will also qualify technical and vocational teachers for technical high schools in the north of Afghanistan.