Take advantage of technological transformation agenda – GES boss urges tertiary students
By Boakye Baafi
The Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr. Eric Nkansah, has urged tertiary students in the country to take advantage of the technological transformation agenda which is controlling the workforce in the world.
He noted that technology had become a tool which is transforming the way people live, work, and learn.
According to him, technology is redefining the skills and knowledge needed in modern workforce, hence it has become important for every university student and graduate to show interest in it.
Dr. Nkansah gave the advice when he addressed students and graduands at the 57th congregation of the KNUST College of Humanities and Social Sciences in Kumasi.
He indicated that what would set them apart from their peers in the journey ahead was the development of the soft skills they had gained.
He, therefore, encouraged them to invest in the acquisition of soft skills related to technological transformation.
“While your academic achievements have laid a solid foundation, your soft skills will be the compass guiding your success,” he indicated.
Dr. Nkansah told the graduands that technical expertise alone was not enough in the dynamic landscape they were entering, rather their ability to communicate effectively, collaborate seamlessly, and adapt to change would be their greatest asset. He said those were the soft skills that would transform their knowledge into impact.
Dr Eric Nkansah speaking at the event