BY ERICA ARTHUR
ERIC AGUDA, a legal practitioner, has reiterated the need for Ghanaian youth to be guided and trained to come out with innovative ideas to be relevant in the job market.
He said the study of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) was one of the best ways to equip the Ghanaian child for the task.
Speaking at the 6th Graduation Ceremony of Mount Eye International School (MEIS) in Accra, which was on the theme ‘Equipping the 21st Century Child, the Role of the Stakeholders,’ the manager of Aguda and Co. Consult stated that it was time for Ghana to move away from the old ways of solving problems.
“All over the world, we see the deployment of ICT in solving problems in much efficient ways; we cannot afford to continue solving problems in a subsistence manner,” he said.
He said “I am in no way advocating that all our children should end up as ICT professionals. No! What I have sought to do so far is to draw attention to the important role that ICT has played and continues to play in solving the problems of the day.”
Mr Aguda further expressed dissatisfaction about the educational system in the country and called for a reform.
“Our underdevelopment, in my view, has largely been due to our inability to chart a course for ourselves in proper education.
“Though we have sought to reform aspects of the education sector, the approach to training our students seem not to have deviated from what the Whiteman left us, no wonder we continue to battle graduate unemployment,” he added.
Also speaking at the event, Mrs Sandra Asamoah-Bea, headmistress, MEIS said it was time for all stakeholders in the education sector to meaningfully contribute towards the success of the sector.
She explained that the school is committed to providing quality education to their students, adding that, they have expanded their facilities to accommodate more students.
“The school is still expanding and for the 2017/2018 academic year alone we have been able to add some classroom blocks to the existing ones.
“I want to assure parents that investment that they have made in bringing their wards to this noble institution will not be waste,” she said.
According to Mrs Asamoah-Bea, the school has participated in three Basic Education Certificate Examinations, and added that the first two batches “did marvellously well and had their first choice schools.”