The Pro-Vice-Chancellor,Prof. George K. T. Oduro, has called on National Service Personnel who were posted to the University of Cape Coast for the 2017/2018 academic year to explore avenues of creating jobs for themselves after their national service period.
Prof. Oduro said the high rate of unemployment situation in the country demanded that they should not cast all their hopes on the government for job opportunities. “If any one of you have any skills, find a way of liaising with other colleagues so you can set up a small company and start something” he advised. He cited some graduates of UCC who has established their own businesses and making life out of it after their studies.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor gave the advice when he addressed the Service Personnel at the Send-Off Programme organized by the Directorate of Human Resource. The total number of National service personnel posted to UCC for the 2017/2018 academic year was 1, 059.
Prof. Oduro urged them to also explore avenues for scholarships to upgrade themselves, especially those who do not have plans of working immediately after the national service. He advised them to make good use of the experience they had acquired during the service period, so that they could justify their worth they secure job opportunities in the near future. Prof. Oduro expressed gratitude to them on behalf of the University Management and wished them well in their future endeavours. He congratulated them on their selfless service to the University in particular and the nation in general.
Mr. Edward Kwame Tenadu, who spoke on behalf of the National Service Personnel thanked the University Management for the opportunity to contribute towards the development of the University. He appealed to management to provide healthcare package and accommodation to National Service Personnel posted to the University. He further asked the University to liaise with the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) Secretariat to discuss the possibility of maintaining some of the National Service Personnel in UCC.