The President of the Regentropfen University College of Applied Sciences, Rev. Dr. Moses Asaah Awinongya, has challenged lecturers at various public and private universities as well as colleges to focus on training students that will become job creators and not job seekers.
According to him, institutions over the years have been producing students whose tend to depend solely on government for employment; a situation he said has resulted in Ghana’s continuous dependence on the Western countries for survival.
Dr. Awinongya explained that a change can be instilled if lecturers at the universities (both public and private) begin looking at the quality and quantity of students they can produce to be job creators in each year.
According to him, it will help the Ghana in many ways as the country is bleeding over high unemployment rate.
The President made the observation during the second congregation and third matriculation ceremonies held concurrently at the forecourt of the University campus at Namoo community in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region over the weekend.
Dr. Awinongya in his speech encouraged both graduation and matriculation students to use the experiences and skills gained to transform the country.
Regentropfen University College of Applied Sciences is an international Christian-based tertiary institution with aims to offer higher quality education through focusing on man-power capacity building for good governance and leadership in the West Africa Sub-Regions.
It is accredited by the National Accreditation Board and affiliated to the University for Development Studies.
Abdul Razak Mohammed who emerged the best graduating student in the university gave assurance that he and his colleague graduants will use the experiences they have gained to effect positive changes in their respective communities.
The University graduated and awarded degree and diploma certificates to 11 students.
74 students were also matriculated to pursue degree and diploma courses.