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How do Students Perceive their Employability Readiness: The Case of Architecture Students

Oluwatayo, A. A. and Opoko, Pearl Akunnaya and Ezema, I. C. and Iroham, C.O. (2016) How do Students Perceive their Employability Readiness: The Case of Architecture Students. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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There are often claims that graduates are not employable and some scholars have posited that this is the major cause of the high rate of unemployment in many countries. There are indications in literature of the parameters by which employability can be measured. These measures of employability have been investigated from the point of view of employers and they represent the areas employers would use as criteria for selection of prospective employees. The question however is: how do the students perceive their preparedness for the workforce, in terms of their employability readiness? This is the question that this paper seeks to address in a survey of architecture students in Nigeria. Architecture students are investigated because it has often been alleged that formal education does not prepare persons in this course of study sufficiently for the world of work. The results suggest areas that the students are not so confident of their preparedness. Recommendations are made for the training of architects to enhance their employability

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architecture Students, Employability, Nigeria, Perception of employability
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 10:43
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 10:43

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