Patrick Awuah, founder and president of the Ashesi University, has advocated an adjustment of Ghana’s educational curricular and assessment strategies.
Speaking at a public lecture as part of activities marking the 50 th birthday of Emmanuel De-Tumi, a motivational speaker in Accra on the theme: ‘Unleashing Youth Potentials for Continental Development’, the Ashesi University Founder stated that ‘our educational system needs to move beyond the realm of knowledge. Knowledge is good, knowledge is important but we also need to look at the higher order in developing the disciplined mind.’
This, he noted, ‘Will require an adjustment of our curricular and also an adjustment of our assessment strategies.’
Hon Rashid Pelpuo, a Minister of State at the Presidency in-charge of Private Public Partnerships was of the view that the youth must learn to be creative instead of looking for jobs after graduating from the university.
‘The youth think that it is alright to finish the university and walk the corridors of public service offices asking for jobs. We need to be creative beyond the ordinary. Many young people think holding a degree is enough. The truth is, it’s more than that.’
Hon Pelpuo, therefore, charged university graduates to be creative and ingenious by helping deal with the myriad challenges confronting the nation.
By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson
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