We bring you warm greetings from the secretariat of NUGS. We wish to commend Ghanaian students, the media and all stakeholders for their cooperation.

The long awaited and much talked about budget of the government was read yesterday and as a Union that seeks for the welfare of Ghanaian students and the youth,we wish to commend the government for breathing an air of hope into our hearts and mind’s. We say ayekoo!!

Its the mandate of the ministry of education to provide Ghanaians equitable access to quality education to all Ghanaians to make them functional citizens in order to contribute to the growth and youth development in the country. Whatever means available and possible must be employed to make this a success and we call on all well meaning Ghanaians to be supportive.

The Union gladly welcome the shifting of the structure and content of Ghana education system from merely passing examinations to building characters, nurturing values and being literate, confident and engaged citizens. This will ensure that our brothers and sisters at the basic schools will have some skill’s when they exit the primary school.

“Chew,pour,pass and forget” syndrome is killing our education system and the idea to redefine basic education to include secondary education, technical, vocational and agriculture thereby making BECE a tool for placement into second cycle schools not for certification is highly commendable.

We call on all stakeholders to lend a helping hand to the government in building a better future via our systems for our unborn generation.

Over the years,Ghana has seen the emergence of graduate unemployed association and this is very worrying not to only the families but the society at large.

With the introduction of the one district on factory policy,we are very confident that majority if not all unemployed graduates shall be employed. This will be a major relief for Ghanaian youth as we hope this will curb and eradicate graduate unemployment in the country.

We hereby encourage the youth to grab the various opportunities available in the yet to be launched “planting for food and jobs campaign” in the country. We are all aware that agriculture is the main strength and backbone of our country’s economy.

We can on government to consider the youth in rolling out of this great project and its our fervent hope that graduates and the youth will form a majority of the employees in the 75,000 jobs to be created in both direct and indirect employment into the agric sector where seedlings and merchandised farming techniques shall be provided as well as subsided fertilizer to help increase productivity.

As we were all waiting for the finance minister to talk about it,we believe and know that service personnel’s are disappointed for hearing nothing on it.

We are however calling for calmness since we’re much aware that the increments were captured in the budget and as the nss directors have being saying, let’s all wait for this months (March) allowance.

Ghanaian youth can be assured of a great future since there are words and action’s of hope in the budget. We pray for the indulgence, support and corporation of all Ghanaians and stakeholder’s in achieving the aims and objectives of the government.

*_The struggle continues!! Victory is certain!!_*

National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS)


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