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President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged universities in Ghana to redesign their academic curriculum to align skills of graduates with the job market. According to the President, although there has been a significant investment by different administrations under the Fourth Republic in the education sector, the country is yet to derive the needed benefit and called […]
Africa’s leading career, job shadow & volunteering agency, Enquiry Agency, has held a career fair for some university and Senior High School students across the country. The fair, which was dubbed, ‘It’s high time’, was to give students every vital information they require concerning their career choices. Miriam Koranteng, the Founder of Enquiry Agency, said the platform […]
Deadline: October 1, 2017 The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme (LExS) is open to outstanding Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a master’s degree programme at Leiden University starting February 2018. All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden. Leiden University located in the city of Leiden, is the oldest university in the […]
Deadline: May 12, 2017 Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Scottish Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions. The scheme offers up to 100 awards, each worth £4000. These are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of full time study, on an Undergraduate, […]
Reducing youth unemployment is one of the major challenges facing most governments in the world. With an estimated 88 million young women and men worldwide unemployed, the need for employment creation efforts focusing on youth is undeniable. According to a recent study conducted by the International Labour Office (ILO), the youth are generally three and […]
President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged tertiary institutions across the country to produce more ‘graduate entrepreneurs’ instead of students who depend solely on government for jobs. According to the President, these institutions are graded by the ability of their students to easily penetrate the job market. Speaking at the International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Business and Technology […]
The Unemployed University Graduates Association is skeptical about the 11.98 percent unemployment rate announced by the Ghana Statistical Service claiming that it is not accurate. According to the Association, information available to it projects that the rate is between 24% to 28%. The latest Ghana Labour Force Survey Report by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) […]
Since Ghana’s independence, successive governments have demonstrated their recognition of the importance of education to national development, by pursuing policies aimed at making education accessible to all and relevant to the social, industrial and technological development of the country. Independent Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, initiated the Education Act 1961, Act 87, aimed […]
The inital attempts to introduce formal education in Ghana were made by the many European merchants, especially the Danes, Dutch and English, who started it all with the education of their numerous mullato children, their offspring with native women, in the forts and castles, for employment as administrative assistants or soldiers. Some historians claim that […]
Details On Education
The Youth Agenda TV series will be discussing a number of interesting topics and subjects in education:
• By education we want to look at how our present educational system can become globally competitive and more importantly, effective enough to translate into a problem solving tool for young people and the country in a practical way.
• We will be examining our present education system and would hear from young people (i.e. student leaders etc) about what possible changes need to be made to better the system in order to make it more effective to produce the results required for the growth of the country.
• We would also want to understand to what extent the present education system at the tertiary level is able to meet the demands of the job market/corporate environment. Some have argued that, the disconnect between our education system and the job market is what fully explains why graduate unemployment is on the rise. Others add that our education is too theoretical, less practical and out of touch with the corporate global market today. The platforms brings these matters together to better understand what the real challenges are with regards to our education system today.
• Again we would be examining and bringing to the fore the issue of choice of courses from the junior high to the tertiary level and whether these choice of courses have any bearing or relationship with future career goals. Our research has shown that most students especially those at the junior high and senior level struggle to connect their career goals to the subjects they are reading and therefore brings to light the problem of lack of academic/career counselors and counseling units in our public schools that who be responsible for helping students pick the right course programs that sit well with their future career goals. Through this program we would enable students learn what right courses to pursue that would make choosing their career paths a little easier and less confusing.
• The program will also be providing overseas scholarship application information to viewers who have the desire to study abroad.