Government has been urged to introduce relevant policies and provide the necessary funding especially to private tertiary institutions offering academic programmes in science and technology.
This, according to the Chairman, of Radford University College, Nana Dwomoh Sarpong, will encourage tertiary institutions to invest more in the field.
“We still have a major problem in getting science and technology graduates because very few students are enrolling for the course but if private tertiary institutions are supported by government, students will be creative and innovative to change the fortunes of Ghana” he stated.
Speaking at the 3rd graduation and 7th matriculation ceremony of the school in Accra, Nana Dwomoh Sarpong noted that science and technology is similar to a raw material thus government needs to invest money into in to get value, the same way it pumps into other sectors including crude.
Nana Dwomoh Sarpong added that Ghana cannot reach its full development potential if majority of its future leaders are not innovative.
He decried the preference of the social sciences by students to science and technology programmes – a phenomenon he said is contributing to the unemployment situation in the country.
Citing countries like South Korea, Japan and China to buttress his point, he said they are making waves around the world for their stupendous output and exports because of their scientific and technological prowess.
Nana Dwomoh Sarpong maintained that science and technology are the drivers of development therefore if explored in Ghana, can help create wealth, create jobs and solve national problems.
Meanwhile, 136 students graduated with 21 getting first class, 71 getting second class upper and second class lower respectively.
The school also admitted 187 fresh men and women with over 71 percent offering courses in Science and Technology and 29 percent in business Administration.
A first year student signing the matriculation oath on behave of his colleagues.