There is no doubt that the unemployment situation in Nigeria has reached a crisis level. Statistics have shown that only one out of every 100 graduates is assured of getting a job in Nigeria. Unemployment is one of the major issues affecting the Nigeria’s economy and society, with the rate of unemployed graduates increasing during the last few years due to the fallout from economic challenges.
IVIE OGBONMWAN SPEAKS ON UNEMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYABILITY IN NIGERIA
Ivie Martins Ogbonmwan, a Human Resource Manager, Career Advisor and Recruitment Consultant, said the major causes of unemployment is the level of employ-ability ranging from skill shortage occasioned by dearth of skilled personnel and organization competence, inadequate capacity of vocational skills and the non-orientation of the educational system to the production of vocational skills that are aligned to industry requirements.
She also added that as every organization have requirements, an employable graduates or job seeker got a have a foreknowledge of this requirements and industry footprints, a sound Curriculum Vitae as the selection criteria would be determined by the technical capacities of the graduate, available raw materials, markets available skills, access to appropriate technologies, etc, adding that the outcome of the needs assessment would form the basis for employ-ability and delivery of sufficient working skills in every organization.
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