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28.11.2004 Regional News

Government urged to support registered private institutions

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Cape Coast, Nov. 28, GNA - The Reverend Professor Emmanuel A Obeng, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, has appealed to the government to support registered private institutions training people in information technology.

He noted that the cost of running such schools was becoming extremely high and said most of the schools would collapse if not guided and given the necessary assistance.

This was contained in an address read on his behalf at the 7th annual graduation of the Cape Coast IBB Centre for Computer Studies held at Cape Coast on Saturday for 88 students. Rev. Obeng asked the students to put the knowledge they had acquired to good use and not to use it to deceive people.

"Do not be a threat to your employers by using your acquired computer skills to dupe them" he said.

Rev. Obeng appealed to them to exhibit entrepreneurial and technical skills in creating jobs for themselves, saying, there was the temptation to look up to government for unavailable jobs. He asked them not to add up to an already bad situation and said they should rather contribute their quota by setting up small-scale businesses, which would help create employment increase wealth creation. The Vice Chancellor told them that being out of school should not mean the end of their education and said in their field it was important to stay ahead of technology, which could be achieved only by constant learning.

He appealed to them to refrain from pre-marital sex and to be faithful to their partners to avoid HIV/AIDS. Mss Martha Bosua Hackman, Director of the Centre, commended the students for their hard work and asked them to let honesty, handwork, respect, diligence and perseverance to be their guiding principles. 28 Nov 04

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