Chief Executive Officer of Quente Africa,
Dr Daniel Agbeko, has added its voice to the restructuring of the Technical and
Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to address the economic challenges
According to Dr Agbeko, TVET has the
ability to reduce the high unemployment rate among the teeming youth and help
offer solutions to the hardship of the society.
He said this on Tuesday in Accra at the maiden
edition of Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana – Central University (GRASAG-CENTRAL).
The event dubbed GRASAG Entrepreneurship
and Leadership (GEL) Summit was on the theme “Impacting society through
leadership and entrepreneurship.”
Mr Agbeko urged the youth to identify
problems and offer solutions to them adding that “the youth in this country
should be critical thinkers and innovative.
“The world was looking for people who
would offer solutions to current challenges confronting it and that it would
only take people who are critical thinkers and innovative to address such
challenges,” he said.
He was of the view that most white
collar jobs were gradually phasing out as they were no longer lucrative and
that those even advertised were already taken up by others.
He said it was time
graduates acquired additional knowledge in TVET in order to create more
employment opportunities for the next generation.
The founder of Salt and Light Ministry,
Dr Joyce Aryee, who spoke on leadership, urged leaders to be visionary and have
a clear sense of purpose.
She explained that leaders should have a
clear picture of a meaningful future that required commitment and passion.
Leaders, according to her, should have a
deep concern for those they lead, care about their success as well as their
“As a leader you should not undermine
your subordinates but rather genuinely help them develop their full potential,”
According to Dr Aryee, leaders should be
creative, results-oriented, courageous and have integrity.
She said true leaders were committed to
hard work to achieve desired results adding that results were true determinants
of a true leader.
The former CEO of the Ghana Chamber of
Mines urged leaders to be courageous enough to take bold decisions while
nurturing and developing their creative and thinking abilities.
BY JEMIMA ESINAM KUATSINU
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