Social scientists have critical role in Ghana’s development – Prof. Braimah

Stephen Asante, GNA

Kumasi, July 22, GNA – The Kwame Nkrumah
University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has commenced its 53rd congregation
ceremony in Kumasi, with an admonition to the graduates to strive to make
meaningful to the society, the vast knowledge they acquired.

They should delve deep into their academic
expertise and come out with innovative and forward-looking research findings
that could serve as antidote to the recurring development challenges
confronting the nation.

 Professor Imoro Braimah, Provost of the
University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, said this was the only
way they could transform the living conditions of the masses for the better.

The College graduated a total of 1, 608
students, comprising 47 per cent males and 53 per cent females.

Two-hundred-and-forty-eight (248) out of the
graduating students fell within the First Class Division, representing 18 per
cent of the total number of graduands.

This is an improvement over last year’s
figure, which stood at 14 per cent.

Prof. Braimah pointed out that social
scientists by their academic disposition had a critical role to play in any
nation’s development.

The nation should, therefore, invest
massively in education relating to the social sciences in order to produce the
vital human resource and technocrats needed to underpin accelerated
socio-economic growth.

Mr. Kwame Awuah Darko, former Chief
Executive of the Tema Oil Refinery, said the country could only be built to an
appreciable level if scientists and technocrats decided to put their expertise
at the disposal of the society.

Reminding the graduating students of the
challenges and demands of the job market, he entreated them to demonstrate
creativity and resilience in order to help survive the keen competition in the
job market.


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