Students of Agricultural College in the Kwadaso Municipality of the Ashanti Region have called on the government to offer them direct jobs after they complete their education.
The Ashanti Regional President of Agric College Student Union Asiedu Fredrick who made this passionate appeal while speaking to Silver FM’s Akwadaa Nyame, said provision of direct employment to Agricultural students after completing their education will go a long way to reduce graduate unemployment and also make the course very attractive for students pursue at such levels to improve farmer/ agricultural extension and veterinary officer ratio.
The Ashanti Region has two state agriculture colleges namely: The Kwadaso and Ejura Agricultural Colleges.
Asare Krodua Bernard, level 300 student of Kwadaso Agric College indicated that students’ allowances that are not paid to them poses a great challenge.
He also bemoaned lack 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.
Source: Akwadaa Nyame | Silver FM