Chancellor of Perez University College, Bishop Charles Agyinasare, has encouraged and challenged graduands of the school to be entrepreneurial and find profitable solutions to the numerous problems confronting Ghana and Africa rather than complain about lack of jobs.
Speaking at the university’s sixth congregation held at the Perez Dome in Accra on Saturday, 10 March, on the theme ‘The Entrepreneurial University: A Model University for the 21st Century’, the founder of Perez Chapel International, told the graduands that: “I assure you that there is currently no draught of problems in this country and continent, so your services will certainly be needed.
“With the number of needs we have, stop lamenting the high rate of joblessness, and instead be an entrepreneur!”
Read Bishop Agyinasare’s full speech below:
Honourable Guest Speaker Prof Omane Antwi, Governing Council, Rector, Nananom, Ministers of religion, Vice Chancellors, presidents of mentoring institutions, presidents present, registrars, deans, HoDs, faculty and staff, graduands, friends from the media, ladies and gentlemen, all protocol observed.
Thank you all for coming.
Our theme for this congregation is the Entrepreneurial University
The dictionary definition of an entrepreneur is “one who organises, manages and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise to make profit”. Even better, an entrepreneur is someone who sees opportunity in a need, and provides a profitable solution to that need.
We live in a time when many people are graduating from our institutions but there are no jobs waiting for them.
The inventors and entrepreneurs who have done exploits in their generation, were all people who were confronted with situations and had no choice but to come up with a solution to the problems that confronted them.
Scripture assures us that there is no problem or test from which God will not make a way of escape (1 cor 10:13).