The director of business operations for Dalex Finance, Joe Jackson, has pointed out that about 40% of Ghanaians graduating out of tertiary schools these days have no job prospects because of an apparent lack of opportunities.
Jackson is therefore of the view that entrepreneurship is no longer a choice but the only viable employment option available to lots of young graduates in the country.
The Dalex chief made his observations when he addressed a gathering of students at the Valley View University at a summit held on campus recently.
Jackson was quoted as saying: “…Ghana has a long way to go in tackling the depressing phenomenon of joblessness…” He blamed the situation on partisan politics, widespread corruption, greed and recklessness in the country."
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Jackson continued that: “... the stark truth is that you are not going to get your dream job when you walk out of this institution. 40% of the number in this auditorium will leave school and not have a job to do because the country is not creating enough opportunities for the teaming graduates…”.
Jackson did not provide any basis for his categorical statement on the job prospects of graduates.
However, for a man who has had years of experience in Ghana's financial investments sector, there is reason to regard him as an authority on employment.
The summit at Valley View was jointly put together by GP Africana and the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the university.
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