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Nigeria – Boosting Graduates’ Employability Skills

Following the persistent outcry about the poor quality of Nigerian graduates, who are said to be unemployable, Poise Graduate Finishing School, a subsidiary of Poise Nigeria, has introduced an employability skills certification programme known as PSENSE.

The PSENSE test, which was designed in collaboration with Biddle Consulting, US, is aimed at solving the recruitment challenges by testing an individual’s soft skills, which the university degree might not guarantee, and which a one-on-one interview might not certify.

Speaking at the launch of the programme in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of Poise Nigeria, Mrs. Mavi Isibor, said though a university qualification is good, it does not always provide preparation for the graduates to excel in life. She said the programme would help undergraduates to prepare for the job market and also help job seekers to be certified so that they would have the soft skills and employability skills, which employers are looking for.

“It will assist the employer to get the right people into the organisation.”…

Choosen excerpts by JMM from

via Firm Unveils Course to Boost Graduates’ Employability Skills | OSUN DEFENDER.

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