The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has implored private universities to consciously offer programs that would easily make their products employable on the job market.
This, he noted would make university education relevant to the fast changing world where the youth seem to wallow in joblessness after school.
Speaking at the Inaugural and 1st congregation of the Christ Apostolic University College at Kwadaso, Otumfuo also stressed the importance of training students to be versatile on the job market after completion of school.
In this way, Otumfuo noted it would enable graduates to either seek for available jobs after school or create their own to make their education of much value to them and their families.
Otumfuo said, ‘private tertiary institutions have a special role to play in the employability of the graduates they produce by focussing on churning out people with multiple and relevant skills who can easily be employed ‘.
The King noted education is a critical tool in the development of every nation. ”The human resource base of any nation is dependent on the level and quality of education it provides”, the King emphasized.
Addressing the congregation later, Professor Stephen Adei, former Rector at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, (GIMPA) stressed the need for educational institutions to place premium on entrepreneurial education since it was the panacea of curbing joblessness on the market space.
He noted graduates with entrepreneurial and versatile skills are the best to overcome the increasing rate of youth employment in the country.
He called on Christian Institutions like the Christ Apostolic University College to consciously strive to lead the way of training students with high moral integrity.
On his part, Dr Stephen K.N Amoani, Chancellor of CAUC University said since the inception of the school he has been eternally convinced that the college will be a hub for providing leadership and entrepreneurial -centered education to students.
He noted the school would also serve as developing grounds for leaders with strong moral and ethical character.
According to him, this forms the bedrock in developing efficient human resource for a developing country.