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MULTI-FACETED TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT APPROACHES AS PANACEA TO IIIGIIER EDUCATION GRADUATE UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA

Azuh, Dominic E. and Joshua, Segun and Biao, ldowu and Olanrewaju, Faith Osasumnen (2015) MULTI-FACETED TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT APPROACHES AS PANACEA TO IIIGIIER EDUCATION GRADUATE UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA. INSTITUTE Or AFRICAN STUDIES CONTEMPORARY JOURNAL OF AFRICAN STUDIES, 3 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN ISSN 23-13-6530

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Abstract

This paper posits that if higher education graduate uncmplo) mcnt was onl) a men: suspicion in the Nigeria of the 1970s, it became an important social challenge in the mid-1980s. A re\ iew of the literature revealed that skills mismatch between the training olTered b) uni\ersities and skills required b) the marJ....ct. structural mismatch between middle and upper le\ cl manpower production. the scrapping of National Manpower Planning Board and poor attitude tO\\ards \OCational training arc the major factors currcntl:y fuelling graduate unemplo) ment in Nigeria. This paper therefore develops a Ji·ame\\ork li.1r a ne\\ policy orientation in matters of higher education cmpiO) ment in Nigeria \\ hich will not on I) take advantage of the existing strengths "ithin the Nigerian economy but will open up massive emplo) ment opportunities li.1r higher education graduates. This li·ame\\ork calls li.w the deliberate opening up of li\ c economic domains for graduate emplo) ment. namely, the agricultural. mining, hospitality. \ending and lnlormation Communication Technologies. The paper identifies retraining and the prO\ ision of basic social amenities to Nigerian communities as catalysts to imprO\ cd graduate emplo) ment in the country as these measures "ill contribute towards the reduction of social agitation within the communities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multi-track employment, Multi-faceted training, lligher education. Graduate unemployment. Graduate employment policy framework, Nigeria.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2017 10:32
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 07:43
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7957

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