Align academic curriculum with industry needs — Stanbic Bank Ghana CEO advocates

Education CEO of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, Kwamina Asomaning
CEO of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, Kwamina Asomaning

The Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited has called for academic curriculums to be better aligned with the needs of the industry.

Kwamina Asomaning made the remarks as the guest of honor at the launch of the Academics, Business and Administration Forum (ABAF) in Accra.

"The business school recently graduated over 14,000 students who will need jobs. Are the needs of industry merged with the curriculum they received at school?" Mr. Asomaning questioned.

He highlighted the importance of ensuring the academic curriculum meets the requirements of companies and organizations.

“Internships have been utilized over the years to expose students to practical work related to their studies and careers. This has provided them with basic experience and new skills," he said.

Mr. Asomaning revealed that Stanbic Bank collaborates with some American universities.

“They send their students to us to elicit key challenges that need solutions. These are then factored into the training that the schools offer their students," Mr. Asomaning explained.

The CEO asked if Ghanaian academia could adopt a similar model used by American educational institutions.

“Is it possible for academia in Ghana to adopt such an initiative?" quizzed the seasoned banker.

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