Ghanaian Blogger Augustus Kobby Kyei, in a recent Facebook post, has cautioned students applying for a course at universities in Ghana to consider the job market before applying.
He made this post because of the increase in the unemployment rate in Ghana at the moment, he added that students should be guided on some of the programs they consider applying for in Universities in Ghana.
In a Twitter post sighted by hssgh.com the Ghanaian blogger said ‘Reading dendrology in university? Study woody plants? In Ghana? It’s a beautiful program but what’s the job market in Ghana? ‘
‘Another point is that our universities are not changing courses to suit the market. Only a FEW!!!,’ he added
The system is not structured to favor development, or to align the passions of prospects to the ultimate goal of having _dedicated_ people in institutions – a key element of growth.
Kobby Kyei added the fact that most of these university courses are been selected by parents who’re also ignorant about the job market.
Some netizen shared their views on the blogger’s opinion;
Kwan Degan Richardson – Very true Majority of them seated at home have degrees in either psychology , dendrology political science and co.
Kofi Dickson – About 80 percent of students of all these tertiary institution in Ghana are reading business. If not banking and finance it is HRM, if not it accounting then it entrepreneurship funny enough entrepreneurship is even seen as mere course among these students why.
Favour Joshua Lartey Jnr – Very true. The younger generation is choosing ease and freedom over hardworking. When you advise them koraa poo, they won’t hear. Just advise one not to go for accounting nor HR because there are a lot of them in the market but rather go for engineering/ Science and technology but refuse claiming Maths is difficult.