Ghanaian Universities Run Outdated Courses – Lecturer

In an interview on Opemsuo Radio’s Nkwantannanso with Kofi Boakye, Dr. Eric Bimpong, a lecturer at KAAF University College drew attention to a critical aspect hindering Ghana’s development: outdated courses in the educational system.

He highlighted the disconnect between the courses offered in Ghanaian universities and the evolving needs of the modern job market. Many of these courses, he noted, are outmoded and fail to equip students with the skills required for success in today’s digital age.

For instance, financial accounting courses sometimes neglect the integration of modern accounting software and practices, leaving graduates ill-prepared for real-world challenges.

“Now some schools run financial accounting with IT because we don’t have ledger books to post debit and credit. The problem is, when they come out, are they able to use the IT? In Ghana, someone will learn ICT as a teacher and will be posted to a town with no light. They teach ICT in abstract …”

Dr Bimpong emphasized that while Ghana boasts a wealth of talented economists and academics, the relevance of their work is compromised by the mismatch between theoretical knowledge and practical application. Valuable research and insights generated by Ghanaian universities remain underutilized, hindering the country’s progress towards emerging economy status.

“In countries where they are emerging economies, they have combined industries and academia. In Ghana, how many thesis or project work haven’t we done? Go to KNUST, under economics department, the number of research they have done that are lying in dust.”


Story by Adwoa S. Danso

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