Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, a Medical Practitioner and an Entrepreneur on Saturday observed that many job seekers in the country lacked work ethics despite their desire for big salaries.
He said some of them were also undisciplined, dishonest and undependable.
Dr Letsa made the observation at the third graduation ceremony of Sonrise Christian High School in Ho.
He said the situation posed a huge challenge to the country’s human resource sector and compounding the unemployment situation.
“Nobody will want to employ anyone who plays with the mobile phone at work yet expects to be paid huge sums of money at the end of the month… That is why you see people especially in the hospitality industry jumping from one place to the other,” Dr Letsa noted.
He called for change in attitude to encourage employees to engage more unemployed youth.
Dr Letsa advised the senior high school graduates to “have ambitions and drive” to help them tackle challenges in order to be successful in life.
He asked them to persevere and hold on to their visions and “desist from blaming others, the economy, markets and the weather”.
Dr Letsa asked them not to fear taking risks and develop positive attitude to work.
Mr Joseph Dzamesi, Administrator of the School commended the graduates for successfully completing their education.
He said for the past six years, the School with its mission of providing quality Christian education to young people had churned out “quality students”.
Mr Dzamesi said though the School was relatively new, more than 70 per cent of the last three graduating classes had qualified for university and other tertiary schools.
He described the 2010/2011 class as “a record setting class” with the best student scoring A in six subjects.
Mr Dzamesi described the School as “well equipped” with classroom, dormitory and laboratory blocks and said work on staff bungalows would soon be completed to further boost teaching and learning.
He announced that the School had been given full West African Examination Council-May/June Accreditation in September last year and attributed the feat to the hard work of teachers and students.
Mr Dzamesi urged the graduates not to forget their Alma Mater.
All the graduates were given certificates with special awards going to those who had distinguished themselves.
Special leadership awards went to Miss Anyomi Sefakor and Master Goodness Akadi while Master Sam Alexander Kwesi took “Richmond’s Best Student Award” which goes with a plaque and 500 dollars.