The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has admonished major stakeholders to as a matter of urgency implement policies that will bridge the gap between academia and industries.
According to the President of the Union, Michael Paa-Quecy Adu the prcatice where students complete their tertiary education and are not fully equipped for the job market is worrying.
“We want to contribute sensibly, shape and redirect certain aspect of our educational system so that the knowledge we acquire theoretically can be applied when we get to the job market”.
The Union therefore called on the Ministry of Education, National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and the Parliament select committee on education to make compulsory some policies they have outlined , including industrial attachment for lecturers.
“We are calling that entrepreneurial skills be made a compulsory course for all tertiary students, at least at the first year and the final year of their program of study.
We have observed that even though our lecturers are doing well, some of them must do better. NUGS is therefore calling that lecturers and not only students should equally be made to take compulsory academic attachments once every academic year to aid practical teaching and learning which will help promote a stronger link.”
Mahama on entrepreneurial skills President Mahama has for sometime now been pushing for the development of entrepreneurial skills in tertiary institutions Speaking at the 8th congregation of the University for Professional Studies (UPSA), the President admonished graduates to develop entrepreneurial skills to help lessen the burden of unemployment in the country.
He urged them to take advantage of opportunities available in the private sector and not depend on the public sectors for employment.
President Mahama was speaking at the 8th congregation of the University for Professional Studies in Accra.