Kumasi – Dr Eric Nkansah, the Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has emphasized the importance of embracing technological advancements for university graduates, stating that technology is currently reshaping the world.
Addressing graduands of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) during the 57th congregation, Dr. Nkansah urged graduates to be well-versed in the use and application of technology, emphasizing its transformative impact on how people live, work, and learn.
“In this digital age, you must upskill with the requisite digital literacy skills, critical thinking abilities, and adaptability to excel in an ever-changing, technology-driven world,” he stressed. He highlighted the importance of soft skills, urging graduates to invest in further training related to technological transformation.
Dr Nkansah emphasized that while academic achievements lay a solid foundation, it's the development of soft skills that would set graduates apart in their journey ahead. He encouraged them to focus on effective communication, seamless collaboration, and adaptability to change, identifying these as critical assets in the dynamic landscape they were entering.
“Technical expertise alone is not enough; your ability to communicate effectively, collaborate seamlessly, and adapt to change will be your greatest asset,” he stated, underscoring that these soft skills would transform their knowledge into impactful contributions.