Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor, a professor and former Dean of The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), in his speech at the diamond jubilee commemoration of the Tema Senior High School (TEMASCHO), spoke on the need for innovations in our educational sector.
The theme of the event was “Setting the pace for an enhanced educational experience in the 21st Century”.
In his speech, he encouraged both students and staff to play their individual and collective roles in fostering innovations in the educational sector. On the part of students, he urged them to prioritise their ICT lessons as it will be a requirement in their tertiary education as well as in the working world.
With education becoming more self-directed, he called on them to begin to own their personal learning. As a result of the current demand for graduates with a good blend of both hard and soft skills, he advised students to take advantage of leadership roles as it will enhance their character formation and growth as leaders.
On the part of the staff, he challenged them to go beyond the status quo and provide students with mentorship in a more structured manner. He admonished the school administration to provide a conducive environment that will enable character formation as well as smooth teaching and learning for all.
Professor Joshua Abor is a financial economist and qualified accountant with many years of expertise in development finance and economic research. He is also a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.