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P. Mmerife: “Reasons why Nigerian Graduates are Unemployable”

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Article by Prince Rutherford Mmerife

Reasons why Nigerian Graduates are Unemployable

Every employer has a set of goals he intends to achieve and every job sector has a job content as well as a professional capacity to sustain it in the highly competitive global clime. This is the reason why professionals are always making the input of fresh ideas and innovation into their industry.

Sadly and Incidentally, the people that should be employed are often not fit to be absorbed directly into the industries that relate to their supposed field of study.

The following factors are the reasons our graduates are not expressly employable.

1. SCHOOL CURRICULUMS, INAPPROPRIATE LECTURE MATERIALS, AND COURSE OUTLINES

This is particularly true because many of our mainstream educational facilities still use educational curriculums that are primordial and primeval or simply inadequate to infuse current professional trends into the students.

Times are changing and innovation, as well as professionalism and demand of industries, is expanding and advancing. Incidentally, lecture materials and lecture partners still remain the way they have been since the colonial masters left.

I remember my days in university, our lecturers, especially the Professors, would come to lecture us with notes and textbooks that have browned with age. They would boast about how they have used these notes as undergraduates and in their early years as lecturers, and are still maintaining them. Unfortunately, these materials were used in lecturing undergraduates in those days when the industry was still in the birth stage.

Sadly, even the current textbooks and lecture materials we have, are either not suitable for the course in question, or not well tailored to suit the present times.

Our courses are not updated to have a professional scent. The challenges of the outside world are not brought into the classrooms.

2. INADEQUATE INTERNSHIP SCHEMES

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