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Unemployed Graduates Association of Ghana (UGAG) Caution Government on No Public Sector Recruitment

Unemployed Graduates Association of Ghana (UGAG) has expressed their dissatisfactions on the comment made by the Finance Minister on No Public Sector job recruitment, According to the Association the statement made by the Finance Minister is not a motivated statement for students, students should be motivated to learn not to be discourage.

Each year, there are a lot of people from the public sector who retire from active service, there should be a replacement for public sector workers who have retired from the service. Some individuals in the public sector have pass their retirement age and they are still at post, these individuals have been given a contract extension to stay for additional two to five years while young graduates who are capable to take up their roles are waiting in queue for employment.

Couple of months ago, a letter to Ghana Education Service from the ministry of finance granting the education ministry a clearance to recruit Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Coordinators for over seven hundred Senior High Schools in the country was cited on social media and other news portal with deadline for submission of application, no recruitment has been made

The government in power promised the youth of the country to create more jobs when he is given the mandate to rule the nation, the youth of Ghana and students in general welcomed the job creation promised and gave the president the mandate to rule, this came at the time, the then president had frozen recruitment in public sector, as a condition to secure loan facility from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), this is one of the reasons the youth in the country rejected the former president John Mahama in his bid to secure a second term of office as a president. Unemployed Graduates Association of Ghana (UGAG) has reminded the government on what brought them to power, the government should create job for the youth as promised in their campaign manifesto. 

To become an entrepreneur, the government should create a conducive environment for business activity, currently the cost of doing business is so high for a young graduates to afford. The curriculum at the Universities should train students to be entrepreneurs, not to train them with book knowledge, graduates in Ghana are good in theoretical aspects and poor in the practical aspects. 

Technical and Vocational Training are considered as a program for students who are not academically good, that is not the case, technical and vocational training is the course for the best students, elsewhere in Europe artisans like electricians, plumbers and building engineers take better salaries. The nature of educational system in the country has put pressure on public sector recruitment, seventy percent of revenue generated in the country goes into the payment of public sector workers salary.

Computer Science graduates have the capacity to create their own jobs that will fetch them more money than the salary in the public sector.

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