Mr John Tia Akolgu, Minister of Information has charged Higher Institutions to educate people on a wide range of disciplines.
That, he said, will help the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals in the areas of health, agriculture science and technology, engineering and research.
Mr Akologu said this at the sixth graduation ceremony of African University College of Communication (AUCC) at which 138 students including 96 females, offering diploma in Journalism and Communication were awarded.
Speaking on the theme “Providing Quality Education to solve the Problems of Africa” the Minister said African students should study more about Africa to help maximize the gains of comparative and competitive advantage and engage in productive ventures within the continent.
He said this would help promote productivity, create jobs, wealth and economic development.
He pointed out that quality education refers to important changes in the educational system in the nature of inputs such as students, teacher’s facilities curriculum among others.
He stated that, through education, Africans should be given tools to deal with the different tasks needed to be performed in their lives.
“They must be helped to prepare themselves from their private lives, but adequately be prepared to participate in economic life, cultural life and the political life of their country,” he explained.
Mr Akologu said that, mere schooling of individuals was not the same as offering them quality education that will provide them with the tools to deal with and find solutions to the challenges confronting mankind today.
According to him, quality education involves equipping individuals with the ability to know where to find what they need to know and also training them on how to use the information they receive to benefit their societies.
He urged both educators and students to make good use of the internet to help them acquired knowledge that will help developed the country.
Mr Kojo Yankah, President of AUCC, said that to provide quality education, Ghana and the rest of Africa should encourage innovation and lifelong learning.
He said the AUCC have determined in their five year strategic development plan, to enhance innovations in curriculum development in journalism communication, business and computer information studies.
He mentioned that AUCC will this year launch its school of business and tourism programme.
This he said will help contribute to the building of skilled manpower for rapid development of Africa and also enhance journalism and communication studies to take courses in entrepreneurship and business management.
Mr Yankah urged granduants not to stop learning.
The New Times Corporation presented an award in Communication Research to Ms Ruby Azaletey.
The overall best student prize went to Christian Anim Kwapong.