15 University of Ghana Graduates Sue the University for Not Securing Any Jobs Since Completion About 6 Years Ago
University of Ghana situated at Legon, Accra has received a class lawsuit from about 15 former students—claiming that, the University charged them exorbitant fees, wasted their lives and offered them unemployable skills and courses.
Out of the 15 suing graduates, 10 read Swahili, 2 Dondology, 1 studied Russian, 1 studied Archaeology and the other studied Philosophy.
The graduates are claiming that, University of Ghana is both directly and indirectly liable for their unemployability since the University knowingly offered those irrelevant courses and continue to do so—-ultimately destroying the lives of students after schools.
The lawsuit states inter alia that, “6 years after completing University of Ghana with not less than second class upper, all the 15 graduates have not been able to secure a single job—with employers claiming that what they studied have no relevance to the contemporary Ghanaian job market.”
Out of the lawsuit, the graduates want the court to order the University to scrap the many irrelevant courses it offers to students, which in the long run does not help in the job market. And also, they want to be paid a reasonable compensation for their time wasted at the University and also the fact that they may never get their dream jobs unless they re-train.
The lawyer for the 15, Atta Ofori Amanfo, speaking to Starr Fm earlier today stated that,” young students are mostly excited and desperate to further their education at the University level and would mostly accept any offer granted them without thinking beyond the scope. It’s therefore a responsibility of the various Universities to offer and only teach relevant courses to these young studies. An essential responsibility the University of Ghana has for many years disregarded because of its profit motive.”