The policy dialogue had the theme International Education and Employability: Developing Human capacity for the Global Market. Dr. Joyce Aryee who facilitated the event was just fantastic!
The Hon. E.T Mensah – Minister of Employment and Social Welfare in his speech missed no words when he said that educational institutions focuses too much on exams and not so much on practical assessment of students.
Mr Mahama Duweijua – Chairman of NCTE representing the minister of education and the Chief of Asokore Mampong who represented the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu also emphasized the need for more collaboration between industry and academia in producing graduates that meet the needs of industries.
Prof Otoo Ellis, Vice Chancellor of KNUST who was the chairman of the event mentioned the challenge of tertiary institutions to meet the needs of the rapidly changing environment when curriculum are designed for the four year circle that students have to go through.
It was a privilege for me to make a presentation along side eminent personalities such as Dr. George Owusu-Dapaah during the breakout sessions. My Presentation was on the topic ‘Employer expectations – what they want from education systems‘ you can view my presentation here.