Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Supply-Demand Gap in Graduate Output


In as much as I am appreciative of the opportunities opening for Ghanaian women,  I am at the same time very much concerned about many of our university graduates who have been without a job for the past five to six years.  Yes, and I am even more worried about the approximate 100,000 graduates that our over 50 universities (and counting) produce yearly; and have no job guarantees. Also, I need not mention how many students graduate from our 10 polytechnics and over 100 registered professional colleges well spread across the country’s regional and district capitals. Indeed we are experiencing a- labour supply and demand crises of unskilled labour that many students and average Ghanaians are not aware of.  Do you also know that Ghana and most of Africa suffers from a shortage of skilled labour? Yes, that’s why you hear so many stories of child labour issues on our continent. There are more unskilled (educated folk) than they are skilled (labourers) people supplying the job market. This is why we have a supply-demand gap in our graduate output-our focus for now.

That is our country’s reality, unfortunately. There are more jobs needed, than are available. Frankly, I didn't know about these statistics at the time I was entering the university. Had I known, I would have looked for a job before doing my first degree. I could easily have made it through school as an evening student or at worst I would have done a BBA weekend program. I could easily have gotten a job as a skilled labourer, working my way up the ladder with every new certificate or degree I got. What’s more I would have had more work experience and would have been even more marketable than I was when I was looking for my first post- graduation job. Hmm. Anyhow, what’s past’s past. I am thankful I have a job that makes use of my skills and professional abilities.  How about you? Can you say the same thing?   

What did you study in school? Why did you study that particular course? Are you employed? If not, then why? I want to in this paragraph, address these questions, since I am possible speaking to fresh grads; stating that in every society, there will always be scapegoats for people’s failures. I want to emphasize that the “employment and unemployment” statistics of Ghana at present are not provided in this entry to give any one an excuse for not been employed, if they can be. Everyone in good health and sound mind above the age of 18 should be engaged in a profitable venture. If you have a college education, then we expect even more from you. Again, I want to emphasize that a degree doesn’t get a job but a successful applicant does.  

36 comments:

  1. Link exchange is nothing else however it is simply placing the
    other person's blog link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do same for you.
    Feel free to surf my weblog : search engine optimisation service

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great website. Lots of helpful info here. I am sending
    it to a few buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thanks for your sweat!
    my page > loan mortgage bad credit

    ReplyDelete
  3. Article writing is also a excitement, if you know then you can
    write or else it is difficult to write.

    my blog post: www.oemicinn.Org/techniques-to-successfully-navigate-air-travel.Htm
    my web page > Straightforward Assistance To Try To Remember When Starting A On Line Company | Move Your Money Project

    ReplyDelete
  4. My brother suggested I might like this web site. He was entirely right.
    This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info!
    Thanks!
    Also visit my blog - sofortkredit für arbeitslose

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very energetic blog, I loved that bit. Will there be a part 2?
    My weblog : herrenschuhe Online bestellen

    ReplyDelete
  6. Howdy great website! Does running a blog like
    this require a great deal of work? I've virtually no expertise in coding however I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyways, if you have any suggestions or tips for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off subject however I simply wanted to ask. Appreciate it!

    Feel free to visit my web blog; seo company london

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi to every , for the reason that I am genuinely eager of reading this blog's post to be updated regularly. It carries pleasant material.

    Look at my web blog how to make money clickbank

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am sure this piece of writing has touched all
    the internet users, its really really pleasant post on building up new website.


    My web-site :: Paradise Island Bahamas

    ReplyDelete
  9. Do you have a spam problem on this blog; I also am a blogger,
    and I was wanting to know your situation; many of us have developed some nice procedures and we are looking to trade methods with
    others, why not shoot me an email if interested.

    Take a look at my weblog ... autokredit für selbstständige

    ReplyDelete
  10. I think this is among the most important information for me.
    And i'm glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The web site style is ideal, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

    Also visit my page: gesetzliche krankenversicherung beitrag

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of
    any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    Here is my webpage: some business ideas

    ReplyDelete
  12. What's Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I've found It absolutely useful and
    it has aided me out loads. I am hoping to give a contribution & help other customers like
    its helped me. Great job.

    Feel free to visit my web-site private krankenzusatzversicherung vergleich

    ReplyDelete
  13. Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that
    I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Any way I will be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.


    my web site - las vegas search engine optimization

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is a topic that is near to my heart...
    Take care! Exactly where are your contact details though?


    Look at my web blog: leistungen krankenkasse

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm not sure why but this web site is loading incredibly slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end? I'll check back later
    on and see if the problem still exists.

    My page: kreditvermittlung
    My web page :: kleinkredit ohne schufaauskunft

    ReplyDelete
  16. I used to be able to find good information from your articles.



    Here is my web site ... consolidate private student loans

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hello, I wish for to subscribe for this
    blog to obtain latest updates, thus where can
    i do it please help.

    My blog easy work from home jobs

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks , I've recently been looking for information about this topic for a while and yours is the best I've
    came upon so far. But, what in regards to the conclusion?

    Are you certain in regards to the source?

    my blog :: vacations packages all inclusive

    ReplyDelete
  19. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a
    lot about this, like you wrote the book in it
    or something. I think that you can do with some
    pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than
    that, this is fantastic blog. A great read.
    I'll certainly be back.

    my website - kredit mit schlechter schufa
    Also see my page: günstig kredite

    ReplyDelete
  20. Link exchange is nothing else however it is just placing the other person's webpage link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do similar in favor of you.

    Feel free to surf to my web page - kredit trotz insolvenzverfahren

    ReplyDelete
  21. Right here is the perfect site for anybody who wishes to understand this topic.
    You know so much its almost tough to argue with
    you (not that I really will need to…HaHa). You definitely put
    a fresh spin on a topic that's been written about for years. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful!

    my blog post ... http://Wiki.sequanux.org/index.php?title=Utilisateur:BrookeZUZS

    ReplyDelete
  22. I have learn some excellent stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting.
    I surprise how much attempt you set to make this kind of magnificent informative site.


    Also visit my web page - krankenversicherung auszubildende vergleich

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't show up. Grrrr... well I'm
    not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say great blog!


    my blog post; search engine optimization agencies

    ReplyDelete
  24. I want to to thank you for this great read!! I certainly loved every bit of it.
    I have got you saved as a favorite to look at new stuff you post…

    my web site ... bad credit lender

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it
    was extremely long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I'm
    thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I'm still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips and hints for newbie blog writers? I'd
    certainly appreciate it.

    Feel free to surf to my web-site: krankenversicherung vergleichen

    ReplyDelete
  26. At this time it seems like Expression Engine is the
    best blogging platform available right now.
    (from what I've read) Is that what you're using on your blog?


    Take a look at my weblog - https://www.wikivs.com/index.php?title=User:ErikaT

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'm curious to find out what blog system you are working with? I'm having some minor security issues with
    my latest site and I would like to find something more
    safeguarded. Do you have any recommendations?



    my webpage: Read �

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my web site so i came to “return the favor”.
    I'm attempting to find things to enhance my site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

    Also visit my web-site :: http://Aliancarussa.com/index.php?option=com_blog&view=comments&pid=1005853&Itemid=0

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hello. crucial job. I didn't expect this . This is a superior account. Gives Thanks!

    Look into my blog post - business debt help

    ReplyDelete
  30. Funds to start the web log, in the beginning of Google Adsense, but gradually the
    site visitors growths, Keep a lot more money to applications for the web site.



    My webpage; internet marketing business

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi, I identified the diary, through Google and the web-site seems extremely exciting to me.



    Also visit my website; make money As an affiliate

    ReplyDelete
  32. Maintain functioning, it is vital perform!

    Feel free to visit my web page: hawaii multi island vacations

    ReplyDelete
  33. Actually very good operate! I thoroughly loved the article.
    Please spot far more often for those who have the time.
    Thanks Add

    Also visit my homepage: online business opportunity

    ReplyDelete
  34. I am interested in this message, and I think will advantage from this issue.
    thank you pretty substantially

    Feel free to surf to my web page: loan consolidation private student
    loans ()

    ReplyDelete