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Graduates advised to make use of their NSS allowances

Technical University Graduates have been advised to use their national service allowance to set up individual and private businesses as that can bring income to the country.

They were also advised to be creative and innovative in order to address graduate unemployment in the country.

General Secretary of the Association of African Universities, Dr. Etienne E. Ehile who was the guest speaker, gave the advice at the 20th congregation of the Ho Technical University (HTU).

He said that many people in Africa want to start businesses and become big within a short time, and thus, challenged students to use their national service allowance to begin an enterprise that which would yield good results.

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The skills you have acquired from the Ho Technical  University should be enough for you to start or do any something on your own because until you start you will not succeed”, he noted.

Dr. Ehile said many universities were graduating thousands of students each year and that a lot of the graduates depend on ‘white collar jobs’ that are uneasy to find, though there have been pragmatic efforts of government to address unemployment situation in the country.

He said that “unemployment has reached a crisis level in Africa and if leaders and the academia do not put heads together to solve the problem as soon as possible, we would live to regret it”.

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Dr. Ehile noted that the AAU is concerned about the quality of education delivery for all member institutions and therefore called on all technical universities to embark on staff development programmes that would enhance the mode of education delivery in the country.

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He emphasized that Ghana was no exception in the unemployment situation since it has reached a crisis level and however admonished Technical Universities to undergo a Competency Based Training (CBT), a mode of learning of learning which puts emphasis on skills acquisition through creativity and innovation.

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This should equip them to be self employed and create jobs for others”, he added.

He therefore admonished students of the Ho Technical University to make use of the skills acquired to better enhance themselves and also urged the faculty to train drivers, technicians, security personnel, catering staff and finance officers so they can play effective roles and equip themselves with the modern trends.

By Agnes Melissa Yovo | VOLTA REGION  | talksafrica.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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