The future of surveying: Surveying students in Ghana reflect on life after School

The Finnish Society of Surveying Sciences
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Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research, 2010, 7 (2), pp. 392 - 399
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Quality surveying practice necessitates periodic evaluation of surveying courses and professional training programs. Based on interviews of 208 students and probationers who intend to become professional surveyors in Ghana, we analyse the prospects and challenges of surveying training and employment in Ghana. We find that technical competence is narrowly construed, business competence is given inadequate attention and labour concerns are completely ignored in the training. It seems that the surveying profession and training fail to adequately engage with social concerns. These findings constitute an urgent need for the expansion of the concept of `professionalism in surveying practice in Ghana.
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