The alumni of Presbyterian University, Ghana (PUG) held a public lecture on entrepreneurship aimed at exposing young people to job creation opportunities in order to change the current narrative.
An alumnus, Mr. Andrew Nii Adjetey, an entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer of Qualiseed Ghana Limited who was the main speaker at the public lecture urged young people especially graduates to think of ways of creating jobs to employ people instead of looking around to be employed.
According to him “The world is moving towards a trajectory where young people must identity their talents and add value for creativity and long-lasting opportunities to change the narratives.”
Mr Andrew Nii Adjetey making his presentation at the lecture
In tackling the unemployment situation in the country, Mr. Adjetey said there are many opportunities in entrepreneurship which young people can take advantage of and venture into them.
Speaking on the theme “Creating Job Opportunities in a Complex and Dynamic Business Ecosystem,” the CEO of Qualiseed Ghana Limited applauded the initiatives by PUG to create incubation centres in the University using its own alumni to mentor young graduates into entrepreneurship.
Mr. Adjetey said opportunities abound in the production of goods and services that target the basic needs of people, and young people should take advantage.
A section of the audience at the public lecture
The President of the Presbyterian University, Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu who was the guest speaker at the event reiterated the Project in Mind Project in Hand (PMPH) concept of training students.
The PMPH concept which is being piloted at the departments of Computer Engineering, and Information and Communication Technology is expected to be implemented by all the Faculties of the University.
The President of PUG applauded the alumni for its maiden public lecture noting that it is an initiative worth of its support as it would not only expose members of the alumni to entrepreneurship opportunities available, also drive the youth at the senior high school level to plan their tertiary education in maximising their talents.
The President of PUG, Prof Oduro Owusu interacting with the audience during his presentation at the lecture
“As students have something in mind before entering the university so that by the time you finish university that thing would have been transformed into a business project.”
Prof. Oduro Owusu emphasized that character and morals are key principles of life and factors that aid success urging young people to imbue good character and morals as the foundation for life success.
A section of the audience at the lecture
The President of PUG Alumni Association, Mrs. Anita Amoako-Gyimah urged the youth to see opportunities on social media environment and make a living through productive content creation and not focus on non-tangibles of the platforms that do not add value to their lives.
She said, in order to avoid certain failures and challenges that could end careers or cause grave losses, the youth must seek advice when making career choices and make themselves available to be mentored.
The Alumni President emphasizing a point at the lecture
Mrs. Anita Amoako-Gyimah, who is the Founder and Mentor at Care for Society Network International and the Country Director of Projects Abroad, both are NGOs, said it is important for young people who want to pursue further studies at PUG to be exposed to the myriad of opportunities within the entrepreneurship environment, hence the Alumni initiative.
The event was held at the Akuapem Campus of the University and it was attended by the Head of the Human Resource Management Department at the Akuapem North Education Directorate, members of the Alumni Association, Faculty and some regular students of the Akuapem Campus, and students from invited senior high schools in the Akuapem North Education Directorate.
Some members of Faculty in a group photograph with some of the alumni members