Students of Agricultural College in the Kwadaso Municipality of the Ashanti Region have appealed to the government to directly offer them employment after completing their education.
Currently, there are two state agriculture colleges in the Ashanti Region, namely: The Kwadaso and Ejura agricultural colleges.
The Ashanti Regional president of Agric college student Union Asiedu Fredrick who made the appeal in an interview with the Silver FM’s Akwadaa Nyame said, offering direct employment for agricultural students after completing their education was a positive step to reduce graduate unemployment and also boost agriculture.
He said such an opportunity would also make it attractive for students to pursue courses at the agricultural institutions and improve farmer/ agricultural extension and veterinary officer ratio.
Asare Krodua Bernard, level 300 student of Kwadaso Agric college expressed his worry over non payment of the students’ allowances and the inadequate number of teachers at the colleges to provide the needed tuition for excellent academic work.
Abeka Benjamin, level 200 students appealed to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) to improve and renovate mechanisation centres in the various agricultural colleges and provide them with buses for educational trips and other related activities.
Owusu Amoako Peter, also a level 200 student also appealed to government to assist them with enough capital to start their own business when they complete school. He added that, there is a lot of government institution in the country which they can be employed directly after school.