Innovation, according to him, had been identified as one of the driving forces of every facet in achieving development, hence the need for a pragmatic approach to teaching and learning.
Mr. Agalga made this statement at the 15th graduation ceremony of the All Nations University College (ANUC), in Koforidua on the theme, “Reinventing higher education, the role of innovation,” last Saturday.
A total of 287 graduants completed their studies and were awarded with degree certificates in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Oil and Gas Engineering, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Biblical Studies with Business.
Ms. Norman-Roberts Glory Ngozi, a Human Resource Management graduate was awarded the overall best student.
‘Innovation is synonymous with creativity, drives achievement in every facet of our lives hence the need to strive for greater laurels as we think outside the box and not to be confined to our comfort zone,” Mr Agalga said.
The deputy minister said that education was the bedrock of any development, hence the need for good education to provide the workforce that could be relied on to deliver on the expected mandate.
He encouraged the graduants to stay in the country and make their expertise available for the development of the country.
While imploring them to stay and work in Ghana, he also cautioned them to be careful not to engage in criminal acts like cybercrimes, but protect their integrity as they mingled with the wider society and into the field of work.
He also commended the school for not only taking a step to train students in already existing curricular but also for seeking new methods to make higher education a delight.
For his part, the President of All Nations University College, Dr. Samuel Donkor, stressed the school’s commitment to the development of the country and Africa, especially in the area of Space Science which had caught the attention of the international community.
He added that the school was committed to delivering the best in higher education to help make Africa a better place, by partnering with global leaders in higher education and industry.
Dr. Donkor stressed the need for Ghana and the rest of Africa to embrace rigorous academic standards which demanded greater efforts.
He rejected the notion of providing education for the sake of education, but rather education that was developmental and economy driven where faculty, students and education regulators recognised the need for more work and commitment.
From David Kodjo, Koforidua