A professor at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Charles Antwi Bosiako has advised unemployed graduates in Ghana to consider having jobs in picture making, car washing or even bee keeping.
The professor of wood science at KNUST argues that such ventures had the highest potential of attracting substantial income and thus being able to see the graduate economically independent in the wake of Ghana's economic crisis. He observed that many will laugh off such a proposition but he insisted that such jobs pay off better if only graduates put down their egos and got engaged in those sectors.
“There are a lot of backlog of graduates from various tertiary institutions who are all looking up to government for employment. Are we going to depend on government when these innovations are there to love?” he stated in an interview with Ultimate FM.
The comments of the professor follows heightened concerns over the increase in graduate unemployment rate in Ghana as government and civil society groups argue that the curricula across most universities do not offer students the capacity to merge in the work environment.