Simmered plantain dealers get more cash-flow than certain alumni – Prof Adei exhorts work searchers

Teacher Emeritus Stephen Adei has encouraged youthful alumni to be modest and not be particular in that frame of mind of work they will do.

Talking on the July 24 release of the Springboard Virtual University show on Joy FM with Albert Ocran, Professor Adei deplored the Ghanaian culture where graduates apparent that a few positions are beneath them.

As indicated by him, a few positions which may not look ‘alluring’ gave more prominent monetary compensation than middle class positions graduates will like.

He underlined that the was a requirement for a change in mentality adding that both jobless individuals and graduates should leave such misinterpretations.

“[unemployed people] should learn as a matter of some importance to be modest, assume liability. In the lowliness side additionally, there are sure positions individuals think it is underneath them.

“It’s essential for our culturation. At the point when you go to America, the typical trash specialist is an alumni. Some with a postgraduate certification. They pay them well too. What’s more, they have an effect.

“For instance, I don’t think they are that rich [but] I recollect one day when I was in the UN… I like Kofi broke man [roasted plantain]… so when I come and I don’t go anyplace else, I go to the air terminal… that street… Mensvic Hotel… they generally have plantain.

“I will proceed to plunk down with them [roasted plantain sellers] and I get it and eat it there and I talk with them. I tell them ‘might you at any point make GH₵10 every day?’ And around then, that was colossal benefit and they said ‘OK’. I let them know they are en route to becoming tycoons assuming you know how to contribute it and I was attempting to teach them.

“The typical Ghanaian won’t have any desire to sell plantain. I’m certain those individuals selling plantain make something like GH₵2,000 every month but they [graduates] are searching for GH₵600 work. So there’s a requirement for a change and we should help the youngsters,” Professor Adei said.