Ghana Must Invest In Human Capital For Economic Growth, Scholar

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Written by Ann Brown

From Ghana Business News

Professor Donwini Dabire Kuupole, Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Coast, called for continuous investment in human capital development to help sustain a healthy economic growth and a sound social system.

Kuupole said human capital development should be all embracing to cover acquiring scientific and technological knowledge and entrepreneurial skills and imbibe good values and ethics and organizational culture.

Making the call at the fifth congregation of Jayee University College in Accra, he said, education and training constituted the core process in developing the knowledge of individuals.

The ceremony was on the theme: “26 Years of Human Capital Development: The Way Forward”

He said higher educational institutions must lay a solid foundation for teaching, learning, and research that would lead to the needed job creation and productivity growth through greater collaboration between the public and private sectors.

Kuupole said human capital was directly related to human development and when there was human development, the qualitative and quantitative progress of a nation was inevitable, adding that in India, the rate of human capital foundation had increased after independence due to qualitative improvement in each generation.

He said it was not sufficient to create human capital but also manage and maintain it as well as transform and constantly upgrade skills of the human resource to meet the new requirements of the knowledge economy.

Read more at Ghana Business News.