Academic institutions urged to use case methodology in training

numbersDr Clement Hammah, the Dean of Faculty of Business Administration at the All Nations University College (ANUC) in Koforidua, has urged academic institutions to adopt case methodology in training future professionals to be result oriented decision makers.

He said Ghana needed professionals who would think on their feet and work hard to make businesses and all other sectors of the economy to survive to meet the socio-economic and political needs of the people.

Dr Hammah made the call at a Case Workshop being organized by ANUC in collaboration with the Richard Ivey School of Business (RISB) of the University of Western Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday in Koforidua.

He said the programme was aimed at removing the assertion that Ghanaian universities churned out scholars who are unable to make decisions that could address the modern challenges facing the country.

“The case workshop is to help participants, some of whom are business school lecturers, organization heads among others to solve modern issues confronting their work and the nation as a whole,” he said.

Professor Nicole Haggerty, a renowned scholar in case-based management education from RISB and the facilitator of the workshop, said using cases of challenges and opportunities were avenues for improving businesses in the country.

She appealed to teachers to use them in teaching their students and business organizations in making strategic decisions for the benefit of the nation.

“Schools train managers for the country’s businesses and so time has come for them to change from only lecturing theories to using cases which employ more practicalities to handling practical challenges facing the nation,” Professor Haggerty said.

Currently the ANUC is the only institution that has established a Centre for Case Management Education in Ghana for promoting excellence in the field and this year’s workshop is the third.

Source: GNA

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