Economics Students told to make use of ICT courses

Economics Students have been advised to continually avail themselves of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) courses to brighten their chances on the job market.

Mr Bright Addai, Relationship Manager of Databank Financial Services Limited, said taking up leadership, management and entrepreneurship courses via ICT had become necessary as employers were becoming more interested in graduates who were self-motivated, ICT competent, innovative and problem-solvers.

He was addressing the Economics Students’ Association (ESA) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) at a seminar in Kumasi.

It was on the theme: “Facing the Challenges of Human Capital in the 21st Century- the Role of the Economics Students”.

It formed part of activities marking the fourth week celebration of the Association which among others aimed at exposing the students to the demands, challenges and prospects on the job market and the prospects.

Mr Addai noted that economics students should not confine themselves only to their courses of study, stressing that they should adopt multi-disciplinary approach to acquiring knowledge to meet the standards required by employers.

This, he said, was crucial to achieve corporate mission and vision for increase in productivity.

Mr Richard Ofori Boateng, President of the Association, stated that the theme was selected to help address the high incidence of graduate unemployment in the country.

He said it was the conviction of the Association that by resourcing them adequately the students would be better placed to research and come out with more viable solutions to the nation’s economic challenges.

Mr Boateng advised members of the association to be abreast of its new constitution to create the needed awareness about what was expected of them.

Mr Boateng indicated that unity was the pre-requisite to achieving the objectives of any institution and for that matter it behooves the members to foster good social harmony with one another for their own progress.

Source: GNA

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