Three Year Undergraduate Studies In The Midst Of A Choked Unemployment

Greetings to you, Mr. Minister of Education. Hope you’re doing great and having a good time after delivering your wonderful speech on the reduction of the years spent in the universities all in the name of an undergraduate programme. Thanks to the president and his able men for at last casting their eagle eyes on the education system. Kudos to you all.

Ghana is not an island the minister mentioned, hence, needs to globalize its education system by reducing it from four years to three years in pursuit of an undergraduate course. Mr. Minister, your intention is good though I believe that there should be checks and measures put in place. I would have loved that this policy was made in my era so I could graduate from the university at age 20. Mr. Minister of education, I am impressed because very soon, my siblings will be graduating from the universities in their early 20s. In fact, the extra financial burden would be off parents. Dear Hon. Minister, the idea is so wonderful.

A second thought into your exposure gives me the hint that the president of Ghana has created enough jobs to employ my brothers who will be graduating. We would want to believe that there is even job surplus in the country. Hmmmmm! The truth which you and I are aware of is that currently, there are thousands of graduates that are unemployed. I definitely believe that the unemployment rate will proportionately shoot up with the decrease in the years of pursuing an undergrad.

Next to this point, I would want you and me to consider the kind of graduates our universities are producing. Just visit the oil and gas companies in Takoradi and make your enquiries on the number of Ghanaian workers and the various works they are doing on the field. Most graduates who are fortunate to be employed do the mal jobs. They can hardly handle heavy machinery. In fact, what I want to communicate to you is that most of the graduates from even the four years university education are handicap. Honourable, if indeed the president is thinking of reducing the years spent to read an undergraduate programme which you side with him, then I suggest that you consider the courses studied and how they can help boom the economy so that we as a country can meet the other world.

Before I finally take my sit, Hon. Minister, I would urge you to sit down with the president and his able team and start challenging them on the basis of our underdevelopment, because Ghana is not an island. Notwithstanding, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the idea would be wonderful if those few suggestions are given rapt attention. Thank you.

Source: Modern Ghana