The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development(UESD), Somanya, Prof. Eric Nyarko-Sampson has delivered his Inaugural Lecture to a packed audience in the University of Cape-Coast (UCC), School of Medicine Sciences (SMS) auditorium where he raised issues of career decision making in his life to demonstrate the challenges young people go through in choosing a career.
The lecture was on the topic: ‘Through all the Changing Scenes of Life: Finding a Fit in the World of Work.’
It was Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of UCC, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong and was attended by members of academia, the Pro. Vice-Chancellors, Registrars and Council Chairmen of both UESD & UCC, the clergy and traditional rulers from both Somanya & Cape Coast, his family, friends, old school associations and well wishers. Also present was the former Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku-Prempeh now the Minister of Energy.
Prof. Nyarko-Sampson who was the Foundation Dean, Faculty of Educational Foundations, College of Education Studies, UCC took his audience through: his journey into Career Guidance and Counseling, Career Guidance, School Counseling, his contributions in that field, made recommendations and acknowledgments.
In his Lecture, the Professional Counselor identified inadequate guidance and counseling in schools as one of the major causes of the rising wave of crime, increased indiscipline in schools, drug abuse, increasing HIV/AIDS cases, increasing number of street children and high school drop- out rates.
He indicated that, at the cross-roads in life, most youth experience periods of career indecision.
As part of his recommendations, Prof. Nyarko-Sampson argued for a national policy on career guidance; career guidance embedded in different contexts such as in schools, universities, training institutions, public employment services and workplaces. Click to watch the Video.