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Ghana needs data to develop – Pro VC for CKT-UTAS

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A statistician with the CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Bishop Professor Albert Luguterah has made a clarion call on the government to pay attention to statistical data which has the tendency to drive the country’s development.

Professor Luguterah explained that over the years, Ghana has continually avoided the use of statistics to drive developmental decisions. 

He insisted that the natural resources are not fully optimised because of the lack of data. 

He said, “indeed, our nation is rife with good intentions, done at the wrong time, cited in the wrong place, targeted at the wrong people, or implemented in a wrong way – all because they were not data driven nor statistically informed. The evidence we need to develop as a country is in the data, and data talks. If the data is interrogated appropriately, it will speak the truth, it will not lie. The evidence of statistics will lead its own way, and this will be so if the statistician is a master in knowledge and the appropriate use of his techniques.”

He made this comment at the second inaugural lecture held at the CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences.

The CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences held its second inaugural speech under the theme ‘The Statistics, the Noise, and the Cacophony – Applying Statistics in a Contemporary World.’ This time, it was the Pro- Vice Chancellor who had the opportunity to give the inaugural address.

The occasion brought together professors from different institutions across the country, political and traditional leaders, students and the media.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz| Samuel Adagom|Bolgatanga| Ghana

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