“The Director General of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, Prof. Ahmed Abdulia Jinapor, has voiced his deep concern over the deteriorating quality of degrees produced by some tertiary institutions in the country and their increasing mismatch with the requirements of the industry.
According to Prof. Jinapor, there is an urgent need to address the growing gap between education and industry demands.
“As I speak to the subject of Quality Assurance and Accreditation, it is regrettable to note the deteriorating quality of degrees produced by some of our tertiary institutions and their mismatch with industry requirements,” he said.
He further highlighted the disconcerting reality that “those who have the skills and know-how to do the job, unfortunately, turn out not to have certification, or simply put, the paper, while those with the certificates, unfortunately, are unable to perform the task.”
Prof. Jinapor was speaking at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Training Institutions in Bolgatanga.
He then explained the need for a comprehensive review of Ghana’s tertiary education system to ensure that it aligns with the demands of the job market.
He urged educational institutions to place a stronger emphasis on practical training and industry relevance.
“The need for a sense of urgency in curriculum development addressing industrial needs cannot be emphasized enough in our educational architecture,” he stressed.
The Director General also called for collaboration between educational institutions and industries to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
The conference was themed “Quality Assurance and Accreditation in the Training of Healthcare Professionals: The Anchor for Quality Education.”
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