Online ISSN: 2519-9722 | Print ISSN: 2522-6789
Volume 4 Number 4 April 2019
THE ROLE OF TERTIARY EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING HUMAN RESOURCE FOR THE GHANAIAN PUBLIC SERVICEPages: 63-72
Authors: A W Luguterah, Gabriel Dwomoh
Quality workforce and management is needed to energize the public sector to perform as expected. Tertiary education is vital in providing quality workforce for the development of national agenda and has influence in the leadership and management of the rest of the economy. The argument in this article is that, if the tertiary institutions remain on their core mandate to provide requisite knowledge to students or the public servants, then the institutions will be classified as center of learning. Again, if the students or public servants are imbibed with appropriate knowledge that seeks to meet the challenges of the economy, they will execute their work with confidence and innovations. A case study approach was adopted. A mixed research methodology was found suitable for the objectives of the study. The data was collected through structured questionnaires and unstructured interviews. The respondents were randomly selected at public institutions. The findings of the study reveals that tertiary education in Ghana has not provided adequate skills to the public servants to enable them meet the challenges of the economy. The study recommends that, tertiary institutions should restructure their course syllabi and teaching methods to address the developmental needs of the country.