Nana Dr Kofi Oti Adinkrah, Acing Director of the Ghana School of Law, last Saturday advised students from the Jaman District of the Brong Ahafo Region to network better with their senior citizens for a secure future.
He was addressing members of the University of Ghana, Legon, branch of the Jaman Students Union (JASU) at their Leavers Day Ceremony, which was under the theme “What Next After School?”
Nana Dr Adinkrah, who was the Guest Speaker, observed that networking was absolutely necessary in today's world “where it takes between three to four years before securing employment or getting admission into a tertiary institution”.
He, however, expressed regret that networking in the District was absent and, therefore, advised the students to build a solid network with their senior citizens occupying top positions to facilitate their entry into the job market and tertiary institutions where many programmes now abound.
The legal luminary, who is also the Chief of Asiri in the Jaman North District, urged those students preparing to come out of the university to plan very well in deciding to either enter the job market or continue with their studies.
“Instead of spending three or four years looking for a job, it is advisable for you to pursue further education in any of the many universities now available in the country or at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration,” he added.
To those who were desirous of entering the job market, Nana Dr Adinkrah asked them to first look within or at places where they would be doing their national service.
“Don't be deterred with any regrets letters. Push in as many application letters to as many places as you can. Even when you get regrets, continue sending more, and this is where networking comes in handy,” he stated.
He also advised the outgoing students not to plunge instantly into marriage but take their time, plan and prepare before marrying and having children because they serve as a break in a man's progress.
Nana Dr Adinkrah admonished the students never to feel ashamed of where they come from or forget about all those who assisted them directly or indirectly in their educational pursuits or even those who prayed for them.
He again advised the students to refrain from amassing wealth instantly, saying: “Don't make accumulation of wealth your aim in life else you could end up becoming empty”.