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Technical universities offer solution to Ghana's unemployment problems – Prof. Edmund Ameko

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The acting Vice-Chancellor of the Accra Technical University, Prof. Edmund Ameko says Technical Universities are the solution to Ghana’s unemployment problems.

 

This, he explained, is because students at the Technical Universities are given hands-on training, which prepares them for entrepreneurship and the job market.

 

Prof. Ameko said the University in collaboration with government and other agencies is putting structures and programmes in place, for students to acquire the necessary skills, needed for capacity building.

 

He made the point at the 26th matriculation of the University in Accra.

 

The Accra Technical University admitted 4385 students for the 2018/2019 academic year, to pursue various programmes.

 

The Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Edmund Ameko, noted that there are over 230,000 new job seekers annually, but the formal sector can absorb only 2% thereby creating excess labour.

 

He asked the students to take their studies seriously, adding that their future is not about degrees but job skills.

 

Prof. Ameko outlined some interventions taken with support from government and other agencies to provide the needed skills for the youth.

 

He advised students against occultism and other negative practices and urged them to use the social media positively.

 

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