The British Council of Ghana is charging young graduates and students to explore their entrepreneurial skills to create opportunities for themselves.
The British Council organised a showcase and dissemination event for the participants of its innovations for African Universities Programme for them to exhibit their innovations.
The Innovation for African Universities (IAU) programme by the British Council gave students of the University of Ghana, Regional Maritime university, Accra Technical University and the University of Health and Allied Sciences the opportunity to showcase their innovations.
The four universities were tasked to define problems and map-up solutions that can have significant impact on the entrepreneurial eco-system, while creating job opportunities for themselves and others.
According to the Country Director of British Council, Nii Doodo Doodo, it has become necessary for young graduates and students to explore their entrepreneurial skills to create opportunities for themselves.
Speaking in an interview, Nii Doodo Doodo, said it is imperative for young people to start exploring their entrepreneurial skills to help reduce the unemployment rate in the country.
“By the time you finish the university, you must be entrepreneurial. Today, we have over 10,000 graduates every year. If the statistics of 10 percent finding jobs in the first year is anything to go by, it means you have out of a hundred thousand, ten thousand finding jobs, where are the ninety thousand going”, he asked.
“It is imperative that as a young person, you take the subject matter of entrepreneurship seriously”, he added.
Director of Tertiary Directorate at the Ministry of Education, Dr. Yayra Dzakadzie, added that the dire economic situation in the country is the main reason why more youth ought to venture into innovation and entrepreneurship.
The participants were urged to develop their innovations into viable businesses to create more jobs.
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