Over 1300 graduates say the gov’t lied to them about jobs; open up on failed promises

Over 1300 graduates say the gov’t lied to them about jobs; open up on failed promises

- A group of unemployed graduates of the School of Hygiene has lodged a complaint with respect to their inability to get employment

- According to them, some of their members have been unable to secure jobs for about three years now

- They added that then-presidential candidate Akufo-Addo spoke about the matter and derided the government for its inability to deal with the situation

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Some graduates of the School of Hygiene in Accra, Tamale, and Ho, who have employed for years now have revealed sad details about their plight.

One of the executives of the Concerned Unemployed Graduates of the Schools of Hygiene, Issah Sayibu, explained that students who completed school from 2016 through till 2019 are still unemployed.

Sayibu went on to say that several attempts to engage the government to fulfill its promise have yielded little results.

Over 1300 graduates say the gov’t lied to them about jobs; open up on failed promises

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He added that President Akufo-Addo, in the year 2016, touched on the plight of such students in an address.

A portion of the statement read: "President Mahama might not recognize the suffering of the people of Ghana and might not be hearing their cries because he has sadly insulated himself from the reality on the ground.

Over 1300 graduates say the gov’t lied to them about jobs; open up on failed promises

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He has probably not met young Godwin. He did what every child is urged to do: he went to school, he studied hard, he got good grades, he chose to go to the School of Hygiene and he finished three years ago. He is still sitting at home, he hasn’t got a job.

Over 1300 graduates say the gov’t lied to them about jobs; open up on failed promises

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No one who has been through the School of Hygiene for the past four years has been placed in our health system. I have met many of them and thousands more like him; young, vibrant Ghanaians who want to work, but cannot find jobs, because President Mahama has run our economy into the ground"

Sayibu went on to say that after the affected students were involved in picketing at the premises of the local government ministry.

Over 1300 graduates say the gov’t lied to them about jobs; open up on failed promises

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They were then assured that 100 of them would be recruited but eventually, only 52 of them were selected.

In other news, A woman known as Sarah has reportedly quit her job as a nurse in order to produce soap.

Over 1300 graduates say the gov’t lied to them about jobs; open up on failed promises

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Sarah revealed that is was a challenge to work as a nurse and play the role of a mother, hence her decision to quit.

According to her, she has three children and nursing prevented her from making time for them.

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