A Lecturer and Examination Officer at African University College of Communications Mr. Peter Wonders Kankam has underscored the need for students to be their own employers whilst in school and after to help them exempt themselves from the unemployment graduates group in the country.
“As a Lecturer, I have decided to ensure that my students blend their theological experiences with practicals to help them learn employable skills” he stated.
Mr Wonders made this known at the branding and brand management practical exercise for level 300 students of the African University College of Communications (AUCC) in Accra last Saturday.
The exercise has served as an end-of-semester examination for the students and was also meant to instill entrepreneurial skills within the students.
He believes that blending the practicality of education with theory helps shape university students for the job market, hence calling on university authorities to adopt the new trend.
On his part, The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), Mr. Kofi Ofosu Nkansah, has announced that the Government is ready to assist over one million youth entrepreneurs across the country through a program dubbed “YouStart” within the 2022 year.
The “YouStart” program, he said is meant to render financial support to youth from the ages of Eighteen (18) to Fortey (40) years in the strengthening of their businesses.
Mr. Naknsah disclosed that over Twenty-two thousand (22,000) youth have already been trained for the program yet to be officially launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo a few weeks to come.
The NEIP CEO advised the students to embrace the program for their own benefit and the country at large.
He assured us that there will be stands set up on campuses of all universities across the country for registration when the program officially kicks start.
He charged all other tertiary institutions across the country to emulate the gesture by the staff and students of AUCC to help instill entrepreneurial skills into the youth to helo reduced the unemployment rate within the country.
One of the beneficiary students, Emmanuel Asare, thanked the school’s authority for the exercise and was optimistic that it would go a long way to help their studies.
Mr. Asare assured that they would utilize the training to help them prepare themselves for their future tasks as students.
He charged all his colleagues students and the Ghanaian youth to learn skills that would help them be their own employers after school.