Prof. Atuahene-Gima advocates for national innovation strategy

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President and Executive Dean of the Noble International Business School (NiBS), Prof. Kwaku Atuahene-Gima, has indicated that the country needs an innovation strategy to accelerate its pace of development.  

Speaking at a doctoral graduation ceremony of the school, Prof. Atuahene-Gima explained that, innovation is not solely represented by new devices, ideas or methods, but also by the process of uncovering new ways to do things.

It also pertains to modifying and adapting to changes to achieve better results, he said, adding that: “This is what Ghana needs; we, as a nation, need to be creative and innovative if we want to move forward in terms of development.”

He advised the country’s leaders to copy some of the things that other nations are doing to fast-track developmental efforts.

“When our leaders who are in politics, our companies and schools visit other countries they see how things are working there. Now; the question is: why can’t they copy? Why can’t they emulate these good things because innovation is not only about developing original things?

Innovation is also about going into a different environment, seeing something that is working and you bringing it back to where you are and hoping and developing that idea to see whether it solves problems over here”, he emphasised.

He advised government to add problem solving courses, innovation courses, and creativity courses to education curricula so that right from a tender age, students would actually learn how to think creatively and solve problems.




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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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