Government urged to establish policy to enhance creativity

The Nobel International Business School (NiBS) has called for a national policy, which clearly spells out the role of institutions and government in creating an innovative environment to help solve the country’s challenges.

Professor Kwaku Atuahene-Gima, the Founding President and Executive Dean of NiBS, who made the call, said Ghana could solve many of her own problems through the creativity of the citizens.

He said people had skills but need to be a little more creative to effectively use their skills to address challenges.

Prof. Atuahene-Gima said this at the school’s graduation ceremony in Accra where 21 graduated with Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and 20 students with Masters’ Degree in various fields.

He said for Ghana to progressively develop it was necessary to train students right from the primary school to think creatively in solving problems.

Prof. Atuahene-Gima said this was critical because a lot of the problems the country faced could be solved at the community level if people could be creative.

He encouraged the graduates to continually exhibit leadership skills espoused in their programmes of study to empower them to be competitive in the global market.

Mr Daniel Sackey, the Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Ghana, said a national policy could play a leading role to regulate the relationship between academia and practitioners.

He said there was the need to start a national dialogue that would facilitate the creation of the policy.

Mr Sackey said the business community must engage academia not only in research but in areas that could provide industrial input to aid the design and delivery of industry-related curricular in the universities.

“If the collaboration is good the impact will be felt and I dare say that businesses will respond,” he stated.

Mr Sackey urged the graduating students to play a stronger role in bridging the gap between academia and industry.

He advised them to strive to make a difference in all their endeavours and improve on whatever they do. GNA

 

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