Graduate Employability within the Higher Education Framework: The Ghanaian Perspective

Michael Snowden, Ernest Christian Winful, Jamie Halsall, Josiah Nii Adu Quaye, Denis Hyams-Ssekasi, Frank Frimpong Opuni, Emelia Ohene Afriyie, Elikem Chosniel Ocloo, Kofi Opoku-Asante

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It is estimated that 230,000 Ghanaians seek to enter the labour market annually. However, the formal economy can only offer jobs to about 2% of this number. Consequently, 225,000 are left without employment. Furthermore, about 50% of those employed are underutilised as they lack entrepreneurial skills. Additionally, the current infrastructure is prohibitive to start-up and small-medium scale enterprises. This situation has an adverse effect on socioeconomic development, exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19. With the associated global economic recession, an approach to address unemployment is needed to equip the labour force with appropriate employability skills.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyBritish Council
Number of pages28
Publication statusUnpublished - 1 Oct 2022


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