President John Mahama has charged graduates in the country not to relent in their efforts to add value to themselves by pursuing higher education.
He spoke at the 17 graduation ceremony of the All Nations University in Koforidua, Eastern Region where he asked the graduates to think outside the box and create jobs instead of waiting to be absorbed into the already inadequate public sector.
He said even though government will continue to create jobs for the youth, the public sector cannot absorb all graduates and urged them to pursue other vocations to be up in arms for opportunities that will avail themselves in the future.
The president also assured the All Nations University that efforts were being made to grant them a charter to enable it award degrees on its own.
The university is affiliated to KNUST and other international universities.
Three hundred and fifty-four students graduated with degree in allied health science, business, banking and finance, human resource management, marketing, engineering, entrepreneurship among others.
The keynote address was delivered by a senior advisor to the Japanese research group on conflict mitigation in the Middle East, Norman Cook.