Don't Count On Government For Employment – Engineer To 2019 Graduates

The President of the Ghana National Electrotechnical Committee (GNEC), Ing. Ebenezer Afari Eklemet has advised students of Accra Technical University to stop building hopes on the government for employment after completing school.
In a speech delivered on the occasion of the University's 19th Congregation on 30th November 2019, the renowned engineer appealed to graduands of the University to seek business opportunities out of the prevailing problems bedevilling the nation and abandon hopes of securing jobs from the government after coming out of school.
He said “The days where students graduate with the hope of gaining employment in government organisations is now a mirage." He added that the graduands were fortunate to have practical skills that could make them self-reliant and hence able to set up their own business and employ others as well.
He revealed that most of the problems that have continued to plague the country are engineering-related and that presents a pool of opportunities for the would-be graduates to use the knowledge and skills acquired to develop the nation.
He implored graduands to be confident in themselves and their abilities, maintain trustworthiness in their dealings and work hard and keep the right network and attitude as they make their way into the world of work.
Ing. Eklemet presented a cash prize of GHc5000 to Islam Aruna, the Overall Best Graduating Student (Bachelor of Technology) from the Faculty of Engineering, for his outstanding performance.
As a proud alumni of Ghana's premier Technical University, Ing. Eklemet began his career in the University as a teaching assistant; he made his way to the industry as an assistant plant manager in a printing firm from which he gained employment at Taysec Construction Company. Ing. Eklement has to his credit the construction of some the iconic edifices in the country