The President of the Christ Apostolic University College (CAUC), Professor Clement Somuah has called on the Ghanaian Government to collaborate with private universities in coming up with entrepreneurial training and programmes that would fetch graduates employment after school.
According to him, this would be the best way of curbing unemployment in the country.
In his address to the graduands, alumni and stakeholders of the school at its 6th Congregation which was held largely online with few persons at its auditorium in Kumasi, Professor Somuah said as stakeholders in the development of the nation, tertiary institutions had the responsibility to introduce programs that had ready employment for its graduates.
The CAUC leader further noted thatr if private institutions provide the entrepreneurial training, it would be useful for goverment to equip the schools with the requisite capacity in terms of incentives and subsidies to lessen the cost of education at the campuses.
According to him, many are lured into the illegal activity because they find the trade profitable as it provides support to at least 3million people in the country while the country loses a whopping 2.3 billion dollars to the illegal venture.
While noting that the main challenge facing the University College were inadequate finances and infrastructure, the President noted that the school would continue to solicit support from the Christ Apostolic Church International in completing at least two floors of a new block and a hostel facility for the school.
350 students graduated at the event with 121 completing Diploma courses while 78 completed certificate programs.
A total of 151 students were graduating with degree honors as 42 had completed with Post Graduate Degree awards.