Ghana graduates have questionable certificates - UT Bank founder

Ghana graduates have questionable certificates - UT Bank founder

- Prince Kofi Amoabeng is the founder and chief executive officer of UT Bank

- The Bank of Ghana on Monday announced that it has approved the takeover of UT Bank by the GCB Bank Ltd

- Mr Amoabeng is a known disciplinarian and has also criticized the quality of students churn out by Ghana's educational system

Founder and CEO of UT Holdings, Kofi Amoabeng has questioned the authenticity of university graduates of this generation, insisting that holding a First Class certificate does not guarantee one’s qualification for a job.

According to him, majority of Ghana’s graduates, especially the ‘beautiful ladies’, move into the job market with unearned certificates, making it difficult for them to thrive in the corporate world.

Ghana graduates have questionable certificates - UT Bank founder
Mr Prince Kofi Amoabeng. Credit:

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Speaking in an interview with Accra FM, Mr. Amoabeng said majority of Ghana’s graduates have questionable certificates and cannot be trusted to competently deliver when entrusted with positions.

He went on to state that it had become necessary “to find a way to test” whether the honours held by our graduates truly define their qualities in the job market, adding that he always suspects beautiful ladies who “apply for a job with a First Class”.

In his view “you cannot trust the people that have come out” from our universities anymore, disclosing that his companies take the pain to re-train their employees for two years in order to better equip them.

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According to him those being churned out by the universities are normally “not good enough”, insisting the educational sector has a lot more to do to catch up.


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