Professor Stephen Adei, has advised graduates struggling to find a job to look for other alternatives in craftsmanship.
The economist and educationist is suggesting that unemployed graduates should re-skill and learn trades like soap making, and upholstery among others. Prof Stephen said university education serves the purpose of broadening graduates’ intellectual capacity to find solutions to real-life problems, including rampant unemployment.
The former rector said people who have learned a new skill after four years of Political Science, History and others at the university have excelled.
According to the economist, they excelled because they applied what they learned in the university to their chosen crafts. “Some of them must be willing to reskill… For me, all the degrees build your mind intellectually. But how many people have advertised and said I want a political scientist to employ. “No, but your mental capacity has been enhanced. If you want to go and learn apprenticeship, I tell you within a year you are a master craft man in an area, and you are the type who will be able to employ other people,” Prof Adei said in a report on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.