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Prof. Darkwa urges higher educational institutions to produce employable graduates

June 18, 2017 6:14 PM
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Accra, June 18, GNA - Higher educational institutions which train the labour force have a role to play in ensuring that their products are well-equipped with employable skills, Professor Osei Darkwa, the President of Ghana Telecom University College, has said.

He said successive governments had rolled out several models and initiatives aimed at job creation, however, those policies and programmes had yielded little or no impact.

Prof. Darkwa said this at the weekend during the eighth graduation ceremony of the Pentecost University College (PUC) in Accra on the theme: “Economic Growth and Job Creation: The Role of Private Universities”.

A total of 285 students graduated from the Faculty of Theology and Mission, Faculty of Engineering, Science and Computing as well as the Faculty of Business Administration.

Prof Darkwa said private universities had even much greater responsibility to turn out the calibre of graduates required by industry by ensuring that they acquired entrepreneurial skills to remain relevant.

Her said one area the universities, particularly the private ones, could explore was Information Communication Technology (ICT) to contribute meaningfully towards economic growth and job creation.

He noted that ICT stimulated economic growth and boosted job creation and it was important for government to put in place the necessary policies and infrastructure for educational institutions to leverage on ICT to make their products employable.


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