The Chief Executive Officer of the KAMA Group Ghana Limited, Dr. Michael Agyekum Addo has called academic institutions in the country to equip students with the requisite knowledge and skills to enable them to create their own jobs.
He noted that lecturers must expose students to entrepreneurship aspect of the course they teach and also encourage them to undertake vocational training during the holidays.
The Chief Executive Officer of KAMA Company made this call when he delivered a lecture on the topic “Bridging the Academic and Industry Gap for Wealth Creation: An Entrepreneurs Perspective” at the School of Medical Sciences Auditorium as part of the University’s 50th Anniversary Occasional Lecture Series.
Dr. Addo observed that “Entrepreneurship is the solution to the increasing rate of unemployment in the 21st Century.” He pointed out that majority of the graduates from the country’s tertiary institutions could not apply the knowledge acquired from school to the job. He expressed worry that the unemployment situation in Ghana had grown to the extent that it had led to the formation of graduate unemployment association, a worrying development.
Dr. Addo noted that the proliferation of Information Communication Technology had further contributed to job cuts in industries worldwide. He therefore, advised students to take advantage of the technology to develop innovative business plans that would earn them a living.
Touching on the unemployment situation in the country, Dr. Addo recommended skills, attitude and knowledge from graduates searching for jobs. He also challenged educational institutions to focus on building upon the creativity, skills, talent and entrepreneurship.