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Opinions Mon, 15 Nov 2010

National Service Is Not Enough ...

....FOR PUBLIC TERTIARY GRADUATES IN GHANA.

Students are patriotic and are dedicated to the

development of the country, but they can not only rely on national service as

an assurance of building a life. After national service most students wonder

without work or job to earn a living, this problem of the tertiary graduates

not getting gainful jobs retard the

development in the country because most the human resource are not utilized.

Development

of a country mostly counts on the elite and also the grassroots. The government

of the country must make sure that there are institutions that will allow

students to utilize their human resource even if they are not fully employed

after national service.

One way to help national service personnel is to

make sure that those personnel that performed greatly during their service are

at least employed in their required sectors if there are vacancies. This can

only be ensured by both the private and the public organizations. The private

sector should also increase the employment of tertiary graduates so that the

potential in the graduates will be utilized.

Another way that the government can use in helping

the tertiary graduates is by recommending any potential student to available

organizations; these organizations can be either private or public. Most

students complete their national service successfully but because there no

vacancies in that particular organization they keep searching till they become

weary. There most graduates in the country who are not employed all because of

the unwillingness of most organizations to employ them. If the government is

able to give them recommendation letters. There will be a considerable decrease

in the number of unemployed tertiary graduates. The government can do this

through interconnection with the organizations where the graduates offered

their national service.

National service personnel who are posted to the

rural areas are supposed to be treated well by the government and other

institutions involved so that their stay at that particular regions or areas

will be comfortable. If the national service personnel do not get jobs after

their service does not mean that there no jobs available but the government do

not care about them anymore after the national service. The government

therefore is selfish, seeking for its own interest without considering that of

the tertiary graduates.

What the government must know is that not all

tertiary want to start with a white collar jobs some are even willing to enter

into the educational sector as teachers and so on. What people must know is

that this is a national matter and therefore should treated as such, this

problem of graduates unemployment has been since time immemorial.

The government and the private organizations should

please the initiative of employing tertiary in order to improve upon our

national resources and increase development in the country.

Lamptey Alfred

Knust

Afredlamptey88@yahoo.com

Columnist: Lamptey, Alfred