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WIUC Ghana’s Entrepreneurship Week: University committed to producing job market-fit graduates

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Wisconsin International University College (WIUC) Ghana has held its first-ever Entrepreneurship Week celebration to bridge the gap between academia and industries. The President of WIUC Ghana, Prof. Obeng Mireku, reiterated the university’s commitment to producing graduates who are fit for the current job market.

He noted that the university has been producing such graduates since its inception. The Entrepreneurship Week celebration is part of the university’s efforts to enhance its collaboration with industries to produce job-ready graduates.

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At the event, Mr. Kofi Ofosu Nkansah, CEO of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), presented on “The Role of Business Schools and Industry in Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs and Innovators.

” He urged university managers to build strong collaborations with industries, particularly startups, to provide links for students and industries. Mr. Ofosu Nkansah also appealed to universities to establish innovation support centers on campus to encourage students to generate business ideas.

He highlighted the need for students to form partnerships, which he believed was one of the surest ways to establish businesses. NEIP focuses on building an entrepreneurial state that empowers young people to contribute to Ghana’s economic transformation.

Both academia and industry have a vital role to play to help the government achieve this objective and support job creation. The event was organized by the Business School department of WIUC-Ghana with support from expressPay and friends of the Business School.

In his presentation, Mr. Ofosu Nkansah said that the university’s collaboration with industry and the establishment of innovation support centers would aid the government’s job creation agenda. He also stated that these efforts would help reduce youth unemployment, importation through import substitution programs, and achieve fiscal consolidation for the country.

The event was a success, and WIUC Ghana has pledged to continue organizing such forums to enhance its collaboration with industries and produce job-ready graduates.

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