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Skills Gap in Nigeria – A skill mismatch of 60.6% among recent graduates

University graduates in Nigeria have been reported to be poorly prepared for work in recent years. This has implications on the relevance of university education, the employability and productivity of university graduates. One of the reasons suggested for this condition by previous studies was skill mismatch⎯a situation where there is a disparity between the skills … Continue reading

Nigeria unemployment rate at 7.5% for the first three months of 2015- How it is calculated

The claim by Nigerian statisticians that the country’s unemployment rate nowadays stands at less than 10% was met with scepticism. “My reaction is simple: I don’t believe the statistics of the National Bureau of Statistics,” a union leader told the newspaper Leadership. And in a report headlined “Outraged Nigerians blast govt over 6.4% unemployment claim” the … Continue reading

Nigeria – Unemployment to 7.5% (from 6,4%)

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has disclosed that the nation’s unemployment rate has jumped to 7.5% in the first quarter of the year 2015 compared to 6.4% in the fourth quarter of 2014. This was contained in a report made available to journalists over the weekend. NBS explained that the number of unemployed persons … Continue reading

Unemployment in Nigeria – Schools do not train students to be self-reliant but rather to be job seekers says minister

The endemic unemployment in Nigeria has been blamed on many students and graduateslacking basic occupational skills and inability of most secondary schools and tertiary institutions in the country to teach their students to be self-reliant but rather to be job seekers. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works in the state, Dr. Ifreke Ekpa who stated … Continue reading

Nigeria – 4.5 Million new jobs required annually report says

A report by the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, NSRP, indicates that Nigeria should create 4.5 million jobs annually to tackle the high level of unemployment in the country. It added that concerted effort made towards attaining the target would create enduring benefits to Nigeria and the entire African continent. The report, which was made … Continue reading

Nigeria – People blame politics and unemployment for terrorism attacks

Asked, “In your opinion, what is the major cause of terrorism in Nigeria?” 26 percent said  “Election/political interest” while 21 percent of respondents answered “unemployment”. Meanwhile 10 percent, 8 percent and 6 percent of individuals polled respectively said bad government/leadership, high level of poverty and corruption is the major cause of terrorism in the country. Chosen excerpts by … Continue reading

Youth unemployment in Nigeria / The Federal Government must declare emergency

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Monday urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on youths’ unemployment to address youth restiveness and enhance peaceful co-existence in Nigeria. He spoke in Ilorin at a one day technical youth summit for unemployed youths in Kwara State titled ‘Youths … Continue reading

Nigeria / Unemployment worsened after President Goodluck Jonathan assumed office

According to the report released by the National Planning Commission Continue reading

Nigeria / 25,000 Jobs Lost in Vegetable Oil Industry

Vegetable oil and related products industry in Nigeria are nearing total collapse as no fewer than 25, 000 out of the 30,000 jobs in the sector Continue reading

Nigeria / Vocation and Technical Education, a Key to Improvement

Many able bodied and highly qualified Nigerian who could not secure gainful employment have remained economically dependent on their parents. This is because they lack the necessary occupational skills to be self employed and to effectively function in today’s world of work Continue reading

Nigeria / Federal Government Plans to Create 5 Million Jobs By 2015

Dr Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, on Thursday said that the Federal Government was working to create at least five million jobs by 2015. Aganga, who stated this in Ibadan at the opening of the 6th National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment (NCITI-06), said it would be achieved with industrialisation … Continue reading

Nigeria / Poor Public Perception Hurts Vocational Education Minister

Efforts by the federal government to revitalise Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in Nigeria is moving at a slow pace because of poor public perception. Minister of Education Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i stated this at the launch of the 2012 Education For All Global Monitoring Report with the theme ‘Youth and Skills: Putting Education … Continue reading

Nigeria / Youths Shut Down Indomie Factory demanding for the industry to extend employment opportunities

For those who eat Indomie a lot, in case you find the product scarce any time from now, do not be surprised. Information filtering in has revealed that youths from five communities in Chikun local government areas have shutdown and sealed off Africa’s largest indomie factory located in Kaduna South. The factory was sealed today … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Nigeria – Vocational and Technical Education and The Skills Gap

Lack of technical education translates to an annual loss of almost a billion naira to the economy The lack of skilled manpower in Nigeria is aptly portrayed by the experience of Kazeem Adesina, a youth corps member deployed to a construction firm. “I considered myself lucky because I studied Civil Engineering and was posted to … Continue reading

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