Upskill to remain relevant in the job market – Vodafone CEO to GIJ graduates

Vodafone Ghana CEO, Madam Patricia Obo-Nai, has urged recent graduates of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), to embrace technology and upskill in order to remain relevant in the job market.

Speaking at the 14th Congregation of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) on Friday, November 13, 2020, in Accra, Madam Obo-Nai said, “It is great to have a Degree in Communications but I charge you to take on other skills that complement your profession” adding that ‘employers will look out for additional values when recruiting for any role”.

She underscored the importance of technology as the catalyst of many professions and key innovations in today’s global world.

She asked the graduates to be interested in technologies that are shaping the journalism, public relations, and the media industry as a whole while making deliberate efforts to learn how to capture, analyse and use data insights to enhance career growths.

She told the graduates that the quality of adaptability as new entrants in the workplace cannot be compromised.

“The world is fast-changing, so rapidly that it will leave behind people who are unable to adapt to change. Mergers, acquisitions, and digital disruptions will continue to happen. We have been working from home since March. We are all adapting to the change due to the natural disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adaptability is simply how flexible you are to handle these changes”, Madam Obo-Nai reiterated.

Madam Patricia Obo-Nai expressed joy at the revelation that 68% of the 480 Public Relations students who graduated this year are females.

“This is impressive. To the females graduating today, I say ‘Go Girls’, when women win, society wins!” Madam Obo-Nai said.

On his part, the Rector of GIJ, Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo, urged the organisation to continue its funding support for the school to enable it to complete structures on the new campus.

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