Group says university programmes must be market-driven

The country’s universities have been urged to introduce more demand driven programmes to help bring down rising graduate unemployment.

Nana Kwasi Kwarteng, Spokesperson of “Operation Save the Suffering Masses” (OSSM), a pressure group, told the GNA in an interview that students needed to be equipped with skills and competencies that would make them employable.

He said some of the academic programmes run by “our tertiary institutions” simply would have to be reviewed to give way to new ones that would make their products competitive in the job market.

He said it was important to focus on entrepreneurship training to help the youth to create jobs for themselves as this create wealth and stimulate real and sustainable economic growth.

Nana Kwarteng said over-dependence on public sector for employment ought to change because it was already choked and appealed to graduates to venture into businesses. GNA

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