Africa must focus on practical education —Dr Ankomah

Crystal pixAfrica need to move away from grammar type of education to practical education such as technical and professional programmes, Director of Academics of Crystal Galaxy College, Dr Isaac V. Ankomah has said
He said that Africa needed people who were creative to come out with new ideas and solutions to deal with the challenges facing the continent.
Dr Ankomah was speaking at a graduation ceremony by Crystal Galaxy College for its students.
The event on the theme “The Role of the Educated Youth and Nation Building” saw 300 students graduating with certificates in Journalism, Accounting, Business Management and Aviation.
The programme was attended by the Deputy Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Paul Essien, the Brazilian Ambassador to Ghana, Laudemar Aguiar and the Tufuhene of Hwediem, Asante Akyem, Nana Odidwour Baah Kokroko III.
Dr Ankomah entreated parents to encourage their wards who could not qualify to the university to pursue professional education.
According to him professional courses prepare students and give them hands-on training needed for the job market, saying “you don’t need a degree to work as cabin crew.”
Dr Ankomah advised the graduands not to rest on their oars but pursue further studies to progress on the academic ladder.
He hinted that the Crystal Galaxy College would soon establish a domestic airline to boost the aviation industry and also provide students pursuing aviation programmes avenue for practical training.
Dr Ankomah also said the school was seeking accreditation to become a  university.
The Deputy Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr Essien in an interview commended the school for helping to train more human resource for the job market.
He said the aims of Crystal Galaxy College were in line with the objective of the government of building the capacity of the youth for the job market.
Mr Essien said government alone could not finance the training of the youth and private sector participation was very crucial.
The Deputy Minister advised the graduands to harness the skills they had acquired for their personal development and that of the country.

By Kingsley Asare

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