There are three Deputy Chief Education Officers, namely, the DCEO (Administration) who has responsibility for the Policy Implementation and Monitoring Unit; the DCEO (Development) who has responsibility for the Monitoring, Evaluating, Reporting and Development Unit, and the Deputy Chief Education Officer (Technical) for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Unit.

These units have a high level of autonomy with corresponding accountability for their outputs and performance.

The DCEO (Technical)


To have overall responsibility for the effective management and supervision of Technical and Vocational Education.


  • Properly managed Technical/Vocational institution.
  • Effective Training Programmes.
  • Implementation of approved curricula.
  • -Interpretation and dissemination of Technical/Vocational Educational Policies.
  • Valuable reporting and feed back from Principals.

Range of Activities

  • Execute regular visits to Technical Institutes, Industrial Training Centres and Pre- Vocational Institutions, Board and Non-Board Secondary Schools.
  • Monitor and evaluate processes, suggest and implement strategies for improvement.
  • Coordinate open day at the institutes.
  • Coordinate educational field visits.
  • Coordinate exhibitions of produce by the various Pre and Post-Voc Institutions.
  • Review and update curriculum and departmental syllabi.
  • Ensure standards and safety measures are enforced.
  • Provide training for Tech- Voc staff.
  • Provide training for instructors and teachers for the BCCP.
  • Monitor and Evaluate the BCCP and Skills for Life Programmes.
  • Moderate the BCCP and Skills for Life Examination.
  • Issue of certificates for the BCCP and the Post Secondary Exams.
  • Prepare and submit Budget and Annual Reports
  • Manage TVET Secretariat
  • Give guidance and advice to Minister, PS and CEO relating to the functioning of TVET.


A Degree in a relevant technical field along with a Diploma/Certificate in Education plus a minimum of six (6) years experience in teaching and varied experience in administration and/or supervision.


The emphasis of the job holder's position is to coordinate and supervise technical/vocational education. He/she therefore has to formulate policies and strategies in order to resolve the difficulties encountered by the technical/vocational institutions. The job holder therefore spends most of his time overseeing the work of his subordinates and providing professional advise to them whenever the need arises. A decision by the job holder can impact positively on the system when goals are achieved. On the other hand a wrong decision could result in an inefficient and ineffective technical/vocational education system.


The job holder assumes the responsibility for the implementation of the Ministry's programmes in technical/vocational education. Reporting to the job holder is the Principals / Administrator of G.T.I., G.I.T.C., U.C.I.T.C., L.T.I., C.S.H.E., N.A.T.I. and S.E.O. (Tech).


The job holder communicates frequently with his superiors, subordinates, personnel from the private sector and the general public on issues related to technical/vocational education.


The job holder works within a normal office environment and is required to make field visits at least once per week to technical/vocational institutions ranging throughout the country.