Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte, the Acting Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS) and Presidential Staffer, says Ghana’s quest for rapid socio-economic development, requires that its educational institutions especially the universities deliver high quality human resource equipped with the necessary skills to engineer growth.
He was of the view that if training of creative and problem–solving graduates were the focus of universities instead of the traditional pattern of a teacher–centred classroom, the nation would have have advanced in her human resource output.
Dr Whyte was speaking at the 25th anniversary launch of the Osudoku Senior High Technical School (SHTS) at Osudoku in the Shai-Osudoku District in the Greater Accra Region.
He explained that modern technology is the product of education and that all the landmark technological innovations and advances that had contributed to the growth of the world were made possible because some students elsewhere in the world decided to expand and think outside the box.
“Today if we find comfort and convenience in the use of smartphones, laptops, desktop computers, tablets and ipads among others, it is because some students somewhere innovatively applied their knowledge to the challenges of the world,” he added.