Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Earth Science Department of the University of Ghana, Professor Patrick Asamoah Sekyi has described students from the Earth Science Department as ‘hot cakes’ in the industrial market.
According to him, the contributions of the Geologist in National Development cannot be overemphasized following the discovery of oil in the country.
He made this known in an interview with Univers News at the flip-side of the Open Day Ceremony in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary celebrations of the University of Ghana organized by the Department of Earth Science.
He noted that, ‘I can tell you on authority that, if you go to Petroleum Commission, GMPC, Geological Survey and other related agencies you will find our students there’.
Even though so many people do not know of the opportunities available for students who read Geology and its related courses, Professor Patrick Asamoah Sekyi is convinced that, ‘…some of them [students from the department] get opportunity to do internship and subsequently national service, and if they are fortunate enough and there are vacancies they get employed [in such companies mentioned above]’.
He further encouraged all students to take their courses serious and expect to grab the opportunities in the job market.
Story by: Daniel Osei Wereko