The African Governance Law (AGL), a non-governmental organization, has called on Universities to pursue programmes that will enable graduates acquire immediate employment.
It said graduates had become jobless as some of the programmes pursued could not be applied in the continent or do not interest employers, hence, render most youth jobless.
Although the AGL failed to mention some of those programmes, it called for a stakeholder’s dialogue on how to address the situation.
Dr Robert K Glah, the President of AGL, who said this at a media briefing yesterday in Accra, said AGL would organise conferences and university teaching programmes to influence policy direction in African countries.
He said the move was towards the liberation of the continent from the grip of corruption in order to create jobs, wealth and prosperity and that African leaders must come together to overcome international monetary problems and stabilise their economies.
“The focus of the conferences will be on the continent and how it can be liberated from various forms of captivity. It will treat different topics such as; African court of human rights, people’s courts for jobs and wealth creation.
“The AGL will only achieve this goal if the public is informed and experts from the various agencies across the continent will be invited to help educate and help shape national policies,” he said.
Dr Glah, said to achieve the aim of helping the continent to stand on its feet, many Africans would have to be equipped with information and that is what the AGL wanted to champion, and also promote the African Single Market (ASM) and International Economic Law.
“The AGL has petitioned a number of agencies, policy makers, universities, scholars, chief executives, and the business communities for effective and prompt integration of Africa through the ASM and International Economic Law,” he said.
He noted that membership of AGL includes scholars, practitioners, chief executive officers, corporate managers, directors and policy makers.
BY BERNARD BENGHAN