Jamal Randle, from left, Loren Cowling, and Dave Jackson fill out applications for positions at a new bar and restaurant in Detroit, Sept. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Jamal Randle, from left, Loren Cowling, and Dave Jackson fill out applications for positions at a new bar and restaurant in Detroit, Sept. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

?Education is a weapon than can be use to change the world? Nelson Mandela

Undoubtedly this quote from Africa?s most respected icon who also doubles as former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela has taken a positive tone on the lives of people all over the world till date likewise generation yet to come.

Education cannot be left out in the developmental agenda of a nation since much work is needed in the true governance in the area of human resource in every sector of life.

Everyone will agree with me that the end product of education is the award certificates to graduates from institutions who read various programmes for a period of years stipulated.

But of what use is education if graduates after completion are made to wait until two or three years later to receive certificates based on respective programmes under study in certain private universities in the country?

This unprofessional attitude from these private universities have worrisome on the graduates and I will not be surprise if the absence of certificates have caused most of them to be unemployed.

Statistically, about 250,000 youth join the labour force annually and out of this, an estimated figure of 5,000 find employment and rest are left to fend themselves by any means.

Again could the untimely award of certificates to be awarded to graduates in certain private tertiary s? in the country contribute to the graduate employment?

Emphatically, I know some colleagues of mine from certain private universities who are victims of such unfortunate experiences and upon interacting with them anomaly, these were their comments.

?We attended a private university in Accra and two years down the lane we have not gotten our certificates. Attempts to seek clarification from the authorities have always proven futile. Any time we are being told the certificates will come form the mother institutions.

As it stands now even to do a voluntary work with an organization without such a certificate has been very challenging for them? they added.

This piece is to bring to the notice of the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service and the National Accreditation Board how some graduates are still battling with certificates burdens.

source: Floorpy Disc

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