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[Published: Thursday May 03 2012]

 Ghana minister blames private universities for graduate unemployment

Accra, 3 May – (ANA) - Private universities in Ghana who take mediocre students who graduate with sub-standard qualifications are to blame for high levels of graduate joblessness, minister of employment Moses Asaga has said. He was responding to complaints by the Ghana's Trades Union Congress about the government's failure to create jobs. Rebuffing the unions' criticism, Mr Asaga said private universities have saturated the market with sub-standard graduates. At one university there were more than 1,000 undergraduates who were not even qualified to enter the institution, he said. "It's because of the proliferation of university colleges in this country... admitting mediocre students," Mr Asaga said. "Everybody comes out with the psychology that I've have graduated from a university, when in actual fact even if you follow the grades people are getting those people would not be calling themselves as qualified university graduates." Prof Adei - a lecturer at Pentecost University College in the capital, Accra - said the minister had also failed to understand a "complex situation". He said that at the moment only 6% of young people go to university in Ghana. "At our level of development between 15-20% should go into tertiary schools," he said. (ANA)

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