Universities urged to train entrepreneurship oriented graduates than academicians who complete and look up to government for employment
A former Minister for Education Professor Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi who has been appointed as Board Chairman for Public Procurement Authority has urged Universities in Ghana to give more attention to entrepreneurship programs or courses than producing graduates who only complete schools and come to look up to the government or former sector for employment.
According to the NPP National Chairman hopeful, time has come for University students to come to the realization that hundreds of thousands of graduates are produced yearly but the job opportunities are limited therefore one should be able to do something with the knowledge acquired in school after completion instead of expecting employment.
Professor Ameyaw Akumfi gave this advice when he spoke in an interview with Peace News correspondent Nana Kwadwo Adu in Techiman during the SRC Week celebration of the Valley View University (VVU) under the theme, “the role of universities in fostering entrepreneurship to mitigate unemployment”.
Professor Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi, Board Chairman for Public Procurement Authority and an NPP National Chairman hopeful.
For his part, Master Kingsley Kwarteng SRC President of Valley View University Techiman campus was grateful to school administration for preparing them towards entrepreneurship and pledged not to become burden to the government in terms of employment but will put whatever they have learnt to use.
Master Kingsley Kwarteng, SRC President of Valley View University (VVU) Techiman campus.
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