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Panel Discussion

Day 1 – Thursday, August 8, 2019
3pm – 6pm

 

 Consolidating Tertiary Education as a Human Capital tool for the Ghanaian Youth: Processes & Prospects.

The contribution education makes to the society is vividly expressed by the philosopher, Diogenes Laertius who posits that “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth”. More so is higher and tertiary education which is a sine-qua-non for human capital development and economic growth.

For Ghana’s educational system to have a real impact on the youth and also translate to economic growth, emphasis must be placed on access, content and openness of the programs to labour market demands and entrepreneurial drive as envisaged by Sustainable Development Goal 4. Higher and tertiary education is thus expected to play an important role in the development of human capital for the Ghanaian youth.

Participants, policy experts, speakers and invited guest at the Ghana Youth Meeting through this subject will among others:

  • Assess the current state of tertiary education and examine the nexus between higher education and human capital development.
  • Identify the challenges confronting tertiary education and human capital development in Ghana.
  • Propose strategies for an increase in the innovative capacity and transmission of knowledge through tertiary education.
  • Propose Public-Private Partnerships initiatives to address access, content and improvement of the performance of the educational system.
  • Address the critical issue of mismatch between university programmes and the labour market as well as entrepreneurial demands.