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Ho: Adonai University College of Research and Entrepreneurship takes off

BY: Alberto Mario Noretti
Ho MCE – Divine Bosson --- Adonai University College of Research and Entrepreneurship
Ho MCE – Divine Bosson --- Adonai University College of Research and Entrepreneurship

The Ho Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Divine Bosson has re-echoed the need for vigorous research and hands-on education to meet the aspirations of the contemporary job market.

“Ghana’s technological advancement and competitiveness lies in research and people-imbued with the appropriate entrepreneurial acumen, vocational and technical education,” he stated.

Mr Bosson was speaking at the maiden orientation for fresh students of the newly established Adonai University College of Research and Entrepreneurship in Ho.

He said what was missing in post-secondary-tertiary education was the needed training that prepared the individual for the job market.

The MCE said the current global crisis had impacted all facets of life, with household incomes losing their value and businesses struggling to be on their feet.

Hope

He said the Adonai University College of Research and Entrepreneurship was established in the wake of the adversities, it was, therefore, expected to restore hope and give the true definition of research and entrepreneurship to build the future.

He affirmed the municipal assembly’s firm stance to support the university college to train young people to transform the fortunes of the Volta Region and the country.

The Rector of the institution Rev Dr Bright Adonai, said out of the working population of 13 million people in the country, about 1.8 million of them were unemployed.

He said the likelihood of the figure rising was high and the chances of existing businesses recruiting new hands were high.

Career guidance

“It is, therefore, incumbent on our educational system to tilt towards entrepreneurship and career guidance so that the working population can easily become self-employed and create more employment avenues,” he added.

Rev Dr Adonai said the Adonai University College of Research and Entrepreneurship had looked beyond the unemployment problem in Ghana to identify an opportunity to groom more entrepreneurs.

“We intend to achieve this vision by providing relevant business, technical and professional education to students to equip them with skills for empowerment, economic transformation and growth,” the Rector said.