Home / ARTICLES / Human Capital is already going waste; Our Leaders Must Sit Up!

Human Capital is already going waste; Our Leaders Must Sit Up!

 

The latest Human Capital Index (HCI) report by the World Bank has revealed that about 56 per cent of Ghana’s human capital will go waste in the next 18 years because, of the poor quality of the country’s education system.

I am not surprised and it is already going waste because, after parents toiling so hard to pay so much fees to enroll their wards in school, they end up being at home after graduation. Unemployment association, is becoming a serious threat because, they are not different from the vigilante groups.

Human Capital

Most of those who are also employed find themselves in wrong industries meaning their field of study is different from their field of work.

Someone will study journalism in school and would end up in the bank because, the person has protocol there. How then would such a person work effectively to increase productivity?

This must stop! We must work with qualification and experience, else the country would continue to suffer and our natural resources would go to waste.

The report made a stunning revelation that only 44 per cent of children born in the country today will become productive when they grow up.

The report should be a wake-up call to our leaders. They should stop the partisan politics and adopt and stick to national policies which will regulate the educational system.

They should refrain from the attitude where government comes to power and changes policies made by the previous government.

Our system educates individuals to use their pens to steal huge amounts of money from public purse. Our system should rather educate us to build our nation to be great and strong.

Our education system must be more practical and always have a relation with the job market.

There is poor quality of education because of inadequate investment in the sector. One can travel to some of the rural areas across the country, and you would marvel how some Ghanaians struggle to learn.

There are no books, desks, inadequate logistics to enhance teaching and learning as well as poor motivation for teachers in the rural areas.

Some of the leaders think Ghana is Accra, therefore if things are going well with students in Accra, then all is well with the system, so do not bother to visit the villages to know what is going on.

But, the reality is that some children do not go to school at all, others go to school but do not complete, while others are underweight and cannot fully attain their potentials.

Quality Education must be Priority

Now that government has made education accessible, we need to put in place policies that will promote quality education.

Among all the natural resources, Ghana is still struggling to develop due to the huge deficit of human resources. This is why many industries are struggling to survive and some have collapsed.

In order for us reverse the trend, the country has to invest in its human resource by giving the right education to students which brings their innovation and creativity.

Government should bring out policies to improve supervision of teachers, effective monitoring and evaluation of teachers’ performance and adequate financing of basic education.

Government should increase exchange programmes where students would get the opportunity to learn from other countries so they apply it in Ghana.

When we promote quality education, it will translate into high capacity to support sustainable national development.

We need a national Educational Policy!

 

Editor:

Mr Louis Owusu 

About Change Agent Media

Check Also

Tribalism: The Unknown Enemy We Live With

Tribalism: The Unknown Enemy We Live With     More often than not, people perceive …

20 comments

  1. A lot of thanks for all your work on this website. My niece enjoys carrying out investigations and it is easy to see why. A number of us notice all about the dynamic form you provide insightful things via your website and therefore encourage participation from people on this concept plus our princess has been understanding a great deal. Enjoy the remaining portion of the new year. You’re performing a good job.

  2. My spouse and i felt very contented when Chris managed to finish off his analysis because of the ideas he discovered through the blog. It’s not at all simplistic to just choose to be handing out facts which usually some other people could have been making money from. And we also realize we now have the blog owner to give thanks to for that. The entire explanations you have made, the easy site navigation, the relationships you can assist to instill – it’s got mostly spectacular, and it’s letting our son and the family understand the subject is enjoyable, and that is unbelievably indispensable. Thank you for everything!

  3. I wish to express my thanks to the writer for rescuing me from this type of problem. Just after looking out through the world-wide-web and coming across opinions which are not beneficial, I thought my life was well over. Existing devoid of the strategies to the issues you’ve sorted out as a result of your good review is a serious case, as well as the ones that could have in a wrong way damaged my entire career if I had not noticed your website. That capability and kindness in handling every item was excellent. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I hadn’t come across such a thing like this. I can at this moment look forward to my future. Thanks very much for the specialized and amazing guide. I will not think twice to recommend your web blog to any individual who would like assistance about this matter.

  4. My husband and i ended up being very excited Raymond managed to round up his researching through your precious recommendations he discovered from your very own weblog. It is now and again perplexing to simply find yourself offering ideas which often most people may have been making money from. Therefore we fully grasp we have the blog owner to appreciate because of that. The most important explanations you have made, the straightforward website navigation, the relationships you assist to engender – it’s most astounding, and it’s making our son and our family imagine that this subject matter is thrilling, which is really essential. Many thanks for the whole lot!

  5. I just wanted to post a brief word so as to thank you for those pleasant guidelines you are writing at this site. My time-consuming internet lookup has at the end been recognized with good facts and techniques to share with my company. I would tell you that we readers actually are undeniably lucky to be in a superb network with so many perfect professionals with very helpful suggestions. I feel pretty fortunate to have seen the weblog and look forward to so many more enjoyable times reading here. Thank you again for everything.

  6. My spouse and i ended up being so delighted that Ervin managed to carry out his homework from your precious recommendations he came across from your own weblog. It is now and again perplexing to just continually be giving for free points which usually others may have been trying to sell. We really remember we’ve got the website owner to thank for that. Most of the illustrations you’ve made, the simple site navigation, the relationships you can assist to create – it is everything superb, and it is making our son in addition to our family imagine that the idea is interesting, which is certainly very pressing. Thank you for all the pieces!

  7. Thanks a lot for giving everyone such a memorable chance to check tips from this web site. It is always very superb and as well , full of a good time for me personally and my office mates to search the blog at the least three times every week to read the fresh guidance you have got. Of course, I am also certainly motivated with your mind-blowing creative ideas you serve. Certain 3 points in this post are essentially the most suitable we’ve ever had.

  8. I want to express some thanks to the writer just for rescuing me from this type of predicament. Because of browsing throughout the the net and meeting thoughts which were not powerful, I figured my entire life was well over. Living without the presence of approaches to the problems you have sorted out as a result of your entire posting is a crucial case, and the kind that would have in a wrong way affected my entire career if I hadn’t encountered your web page. Your primary knowledge and kindness in controlling every aspect was very helpful. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I hadn’t encountered such a thing like this. I can at this moment look forward to my future. Thanks so much for the skilled and effective guide. I will not think twice to endorse your web blog to anybody who needs guidance about this subject matter.

  9. I would like to show my love for your kindness in support of individuals who need help on this subject matter. Your special dedication to passing the message around had been really informative and has constantly empowered others like me to realize their targets. Your amazing warm and friendly tutorial signifies a great deal to me and substantially more to my colleagues. Warm regards; from all of us.

  10. I want to point out my appreciation for your kindness giving support to folks that must have help on this particular area of interest. Your special dedication to getting the message up and down was quite valuable and has always made girls like me to attain their aims. Your entire valuable help and advice entails this much to me and much more to my colleagues. Warm regards; from all of us.

  11. My wife and i have been so cheerful when Albert could complete his web research through the entire precious recommendations he discovered out of the blog. It is now and again perplexing to just happen to be handing out tips and tricks which usually some other people have been trying to sell. So we grasp we have got the blog owner to be grateful to because of that. The entire illustrations you made, the simple blog navigation, the relationships you will give support to instill – it’s got most overwhelming, and it’s helping our son in addition to our family imagine that this subject is fun, which is especially indispensable. Many thanks for the whole lot!

  12. My husband and i ended up being quite lucky Edward managed to do his reports through the precious recommendations he received through your web page. It is now and again perplexing to simply happen to be freely giving guidelines which many people could have been trying to sell. And we all do understand we need you to give thanks to for that. The most important explanations you have made, the straightforward blog navigation, the relationships your site make it easier to promote – it is everything impressive, and it’s helping our son in addition to us believe that that issue is pleasurable, which is certainly wonderfully mandatory. Thank you for the whole lot!

  13. Thanks for your whole efforts on this web page. Betty take interest in going through internet research and it is obvious why. Almost all know all relating to the lively way you convey efficient tips and tricks through your web blog and in addition increase response from other people on the situation and our favorite girl is now starting to learn a lot of things. Take pleasure in the rest of the year. You’re doing a pretty cool job.

  14. My spouse and i ended up being thrilled Raymond managed to conclude his basic research through the entire ideas he discovered using your site. It’s not at all simplistic to just choose to be giving out points many people may have been making money from. We already know we have got you to be grateful to because of that. The most important illustrations you made, the simple website menu, the friendships you will help foster – it’s most terrific, and it is helping our son and the family feel that the topic is enjoyable, which is highly essential. Many thanks for all!

  15. I am just commenting to make you know what a exceptional discovery our child had viewing yuor web blog. She learned some things, including what it’s like to have a very effective teaching mindset to make the mediocre ones completely learn about some advanced matters. You actually did more than visitors’ desires. Many thanks for delivering these priceless, trusted, explanatory and also fun tips on that topic to Evelyn.

  16. I intended to write you that little bit of remark so as to say thanks once again about the pretty suggestions you’ve contributed in this case. It has been so shockingly open-handed with people like you to deliver publicly what numerous people could have sold as an e book to end up making some money on their own, mostly considering that you could have tried it in the event you considered necessary. The secrets in addition worked to be the great way to know that other individuals have the same passion similar to mine to see many more related to this condition. I know there are millions of more enjoyable periods ahead for folks who browse through your blog post.

  17. I must express my gratitude for your kindness giving support to persons that must have guidance on this important subject matter. Your personal dedication to getting the solution along was pretty interesting and has regularly allowed ladies like me to arrive at their desired goals. Your entire warm and friendly tutorial can mean a lot a person like me and additionally to my mates. Thank you; from all of us.

  18. Thank you for all of the work on this web page. My niece loves making time for research and it’s really simple to grasp why. Many of us notice all concerning the powerful method you offer advantageous tactics via this web site and in addition encourage response from the others on that subject matter and our daughter is truly learning a lot of things. Take advantage of the rest of the year. You are always carrying out a glorious job.

  19. I enjoy you because of every one of your labor on this web page. Gloria delights in conducting internet research and it is obvious why. A lot of people learn all regarding the dynamic mode you provide efficient guides via the website and in addition inspire response from the others about this area of interest then our favorite girl is undoubtedly studying a great deal. Take advantage of the rest of the year. Your doing a useful job.

  20. I would like to get across my passion for your kind-heartedness giving support to people that absolutely need help with this one area. Your very own dedication to getting the message throughout has been definitely practical and has truly helped men and women just like me to reach their endeavors. Your personal important key points indicates so much to me and substantially more to my office colleagues. Best wishes; from everyone of us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *