“Formal academic education enlightens the mind but professional education prepares people for the job market and the real world. There is the need to have a fair balance to ensure a holistic development of the individual,” he added.
Mr Gyamfi- Osew made the call during the graduation of 13 Professional Postgraduate Diploma students and 18 Professional Diploma students of the school.
The Institute also admitted eight newly Chartered Marketers and a fellow.
Mr Gyamfi-Osew noted that, CIM has over the years seen a drastic transformation in its curricular development, which focuses on improving the professional competencies of qualification holders and professionals across the globe.
He said CIM is the only global institution with the capacity to confer Chartered Marketer Status, which is the mark of an up-to-date experienced and qualified marketing professional.
CIM has partnered Northampton and Anglia Rusking Universities of the United Kingdom to convert graduands Postgraduate into Masters in six months.
He explained that CIM has actively engaged with other professional bodies for exchange programmes for networking and make them suitable for managerial roles.
Mr Gyamfi-Osew urged the graduands and Chartered Marketers to develop their skills on the field of work, urging businesses and organisations to always consider CIM qualified marketers when appointing new staff.
He encouraged graduands who need additional academic qualifications to get the academic mapping from the National Accreditation Board.
Mr Yeborwo Victor Edzoryie, one of the Overall Best Graduating Student in Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, said it was not easy combining work with studies but with hard work, he has been able to come out successfully as the overall best student.