The immediate past Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Professor George K.T. Oduro has admonished the youth in Ghana to eschew laziness and embrace hard work.
He said the days when manna fell from heaven has long seized and so any achievement and success must be worked for.
According to Prof. Oduro, to be able to serve diligently and improve upon what others have done, one must stay focused, innovative and determined.
Professor Oduro gave the admonishment at a thanksgiving service held at the Bethel Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in Cape Coast last Sunday.
The service was held in his honour to express gratitude to God for his mercies during his term as a Pro. Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.
Describing his term as one that was fraught with both challenges and opportunities, the former Pro VC said he was able to surmount all the challenges, make use of the opportunities for the advancement of the University.
Sharing his views on the current state of higher institutions in the country, Prof Oduro said it is important for government to prioritize the development of technical and vocal education, make it attractive and encourage people to get into it since that is a promising avenue for the development of the nation.
Noted for his controversial stands on government policies, Prof. Oduro reiterated the need for successive governments to give attention to the quality of education in the country and ovoid playing politics with it.
The thanksgiving service was attended by high ranking officials of the University including the current Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dora Francisca Edu Buandoh who described her predecessor as an exemplary leader.
Source: Kojo Dei/ATL FM NEWS