Demand for technology-related jobs in Ghana is forecasted to reach 9 million by 2030 according to International Finance Corporation (IFC).This projection is based on the trajectory of progress the country has chalked in the last couple of years within its technology and educational sectors. With a vibrant telecommunications sector which has innovatively accelerated Internet connectivity and financial inclusion, especially in the past decade, the country is well-recognised as one of the most tech-savvy in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
In terms of education, the World Bank reports that presently about 18.6% of Ghanaians have had tertiary education. For example, in 2020 alone, there were 547 ,OOO students in tertiary institutions across the country. And for the 2022/2023 service year the National Service Scheme (NSS) deployed as much as 1 15,240 graduates. Potentially, majority of these graduates will enter the job market after 12 months, adding to the backlog of unemployed graduates. According to the Institute of Statistics, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) only 10 percent of graduates find jobs within the first year of completing their studies. For the remaining 90 percent, some may take as long as 10 years to eventually find decent employment.