Some of the courses being offered at the numerous universities around the nation, according to Dr. Yaw Adutwum, Minister of Education, do not fulfill their intended purposes.
Although these courses were intended to prepare students for the job market, the Minister claims that although the courses are still being taught, no such jobs exist.
Dr. Adutwum hinted that the unemployment rate in the nation is caused by courses that are no longer relevant but are being taught in universities.
“So many students have been enrolled in Diploma in Education, they are being trained for jobs that do not exist. Thousands and thousands are graduating for jobs that do not exist,” Dr Adutwum stated.
He added: “Invariably, we have BA in Education and it is supposed to prepare students for non-teaching jobs. What type of non-teaching jobs are you preparing students in BA Education for? They don’t exist, but the degree programme exists.”
Speaking on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the University of Ghana, Legon’s 74th New Year School, the Minister refuted claims that the government has not provided the necessary learning resources for the various institutions.
He said that the government has invested in STEM fields in order to better equip students with marketable skills and to prepare them for the labor market (STEM).
You haven’t seen the brand-new science laboratories we are constructing at Wesley Girls, St. James, St. Louis, and other schools around the nation, have you, Dr. Adutwum?
People frequently claim that despite all the issues, there are endless chances.
He emphasized that the government is making efforts to enhance the nation’s educational system.
Great things are occurring all around the nation, so those of us who are enrolling your children in SHS can expect them to enter scientific laboratories they have never seen before, he added.