Activities for Monday, June 6, 2022
Ghanaian professional celebrity and lifestyle photographers, Samuel Appiah Gyan and Emmanuel Appiah Gyan advised the youngsters not to just focus on getting college degrees but also learning skills.
In an interview with Kokonsa Kester on Y 107.9 FM’s ‘Weekend Rush’, the duo said the world has taken a different turn and extra skills are needed to survive, adding that ‘our education systems are not enough favorable but rather make the students readers”.
“Going to university does not guarantee success in life or a guarantee of having a job after school. One of the mistakes we make is tuning our minds to an angle and thinking that our field of study is where we are going to land a job in that field. People go to college and read books. The world is now heading towards an era of self-sufficiency and our education systems are not like that or supportive, it just makes us readers,” they said.
The twins advised the youngsters to learn additional skills alongside their degrees, saying it would make them more marketable and attractive to the changing world.
“All I’ll say is if you’re in college you should learn something outside of your books, choose a profession regardless of your gender and that’s what will make you marketable and different from your colleagues,” they said.
Emmanuel and Samuel Appiah Gyan were born on April 3, 1989. They studied agriculture majoring in post-harvest technology and landscape management and architecture respectively at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi , Ghana. They started their professional photography career in 2015 after graduating from KNUST.