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Partnership needed between education, business to equip youth for job market – Nyinaku

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BIEGE Capital, Mr Mike Nyinaku, has emphasised the need for stakeholders in the education sector to partner their counterparts in business to equip the youth with employable skills.

“The gap between the two sectors is the reason why most youth remain unemployed after their tertiary education,” he said.

Mr Nyinaku, who said this at a ceremony to induct trainees into The BIEGE Talent (TBT) in Accra, stated that businesses did not employ most products of tertiary institutions because the graduates were not prepared for work in industry.

He disclosed that such partnership between the two sectors would enable them to discuss modifications to courses which would assist businesses with products from the education sector with the requisite knowledge and skills for the job market.

Closing the gap

On closing the gap, Mr Nyinaku said examination questions should be geared towards demands of business.

He added that businesses also had a role to play in closing the gap by offering work placements for internship for students to equip them with on-the-job skills.

Mr Nyinaku also called on the educational sector to adjust its curricula to enable students to combine education with successful industrial or business skills such as good human skills, good analytical skills and creative skills.


Briefing the Daily Graphic, the head of Human Resource of TBT, Mrs Dolly Laryea, explained that the TBT was a programme aimed at grooming trainees into resourceful persons.

She stated that the programme, which was to last for nine months would equip the trainees with the required skills to work with the BIEGE brand in future.

Trainees, she added, would be given the opportunity to understand the various work processes with the various companies within the BIEGE Group as well as being given the opportunity to apply the skills.

Mrs Laryea said 100 trainees had been inducted in the TBT out of which 31 are females and would be taken through formal training such as office skills, grooming, time management and overcoming procrastination.


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