The chairperson for University of Cape Coast Council, Mrs. Nancy Thompson has indicated that though postgraduate education is indispensable to economic growth, scientific and technological advancement, quality living and sustainable development of countries, it is fraught with a number of challenges.
According to her, it is obvious that post graduate education in most parts of the developing world including Ghana seems to be constrained by challenges that prevent the realization of the associated benefits.
Mrs. Thompson identified poor expansion of post graduate studies with quality education, linking of universities with national projects in order to foster sustainable development within the regions as well as districts and inadequate appreciation of universities as strategic instruments for sustainable development and institutions which can successfully situate Ghana within the knowledge society as some of the challenges.
Mrs Thompson said these at the 17th session of the 50th Congregation of University of Cape Coast las Saturday. She said the only way to salvage the situation and improve postgraduate education in the country, is to map out strategies to link graduate studies with national development
Reiterating the urgency for graduates to start up their private work, Mrs Thompson said the graduates must strive keenly to become their own employers.
“The ultimate is to dream of becoming employers yourself, if you have to look for employment, go in for employers who recruit graduates straight into position and train them on the job to build their career”.
She said, the degrees awarded them should put them in better positions to transform the economy by their own expertise without having to look elsewhere for employment.
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