Founder of the Young Professionals & Youth Coalition (YPYC), Andy Osei Ocrah, has expressed his pleasure over the enthusiasm with the increasing rate at which Ghanaians are furthering their education.
According to him, the increasing numbers is a sign that there is hope for the country.
He said this at the 2019 July Congregation of the University of Ghana where over 3,000 students graduated with degrees from various Colleges of the University.
“When I look at the academic atmosphere, I am so happy to see that people are still interested in going into academia. I was impressed to see the number of people who graduated today. This shows our country has a bright future”.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with UniversNews, the former Deputy Ashanti Region Minister added that most of the research conducted by students at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels should be made public since the information gathered could easily be applied in the industrial sector as well as other service sectors.
“I believe one innovative way we can implement now is that immediately after this (the congregation), we have to publish the entire research in the papers and call for interested organisations and individuals to come forward and engage the various researchers in order to take it to the next level,” he said
He also suggested that the University can use the media to inform the public about the research that has been conducted by its students.
Andy Ocrah also urged companies to take an interest in these ceremonies since people are graduating in fields that may be essential to them.