Bring More Than Your Certificates To The Table – Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomeshie

Education Bring More Than Your Certificates To The Table – Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomeshie
NOV 23, 2016 LISTEN

The Deputy Minister for Tourism, Cultural and Creative Arts, Honorable Abla Dzifa Gomashie has advised young people to bring more to the table than just their certificates when seeking jobs.

She was speaking to Interns of the Africa Internship Academy during a visit to tour the facility. The very lively interaction had the Honorable Minister share personal principles gained from her childhood which had served as a guide for her in life.

Honorable Abla Dzifa Gomashie advised Interns to read wide. She said that a person who reads wide can always have something insightful to contribute to discussions and would not lack words when addressing an audience. Quoting Shakespare’s, “let your actions match your words”, she stressed on the need for consistency in personal branding and advised the young interns to “dress the part”. Speaking on attitude, the Minister made it clear that everything starts from the mind and those who wanted to make a difference needed to change their mentality. She encouraged the Interns to determine who theywere and to find a way to package themselves for the world.

Ending the session, the Minister commended the founders of the Academy for their laudable efforts to solve one of Africa’s major challenges. Hon. Gomeshie told her captivated audience that there were many opportunities that exist in this digital age which they could take advantage of. On his part, Daniel Amoako-Antwi who is the Regional Business Manager for the Africa Internship Academy thanked the minister for this rare gesture in finding time to come and speak with the interns of AIA. He emphasized that the whole mandate of AIA is to “Groom Africa’s next generational change Agents”- “Our Goal is to impact 100 million youth on the continent in the next 10 years.”

The Africa Internship Academy (AIA) under the auspices of the People Initiative Foundation has begun its first Work Integrated Learning Program by offering its first 50 cohorts a full tuition free scholarship on 7th November, 2016. AIA seeks to reduce the rate of unemployment on the continent by grooming young talents to be change agents who would transform their society.

Admissions for the next cohort in January 2017 are open. Kindly visit for more information.