The reality of Kenyan youth: Young, educated, ambitious and jobless

A happy graduand. With so many students graduating each year from institutions of higher learning, a degree is no longer a guarantee of employment. PHOTO | FOTOSEARCH

What you need to know:

  • If we are to be totally honest with ourselves, we first need to stop feeling entitled.

  • After that, we need to get real and for a moment forget we have studied those prestigious courses.

  • If you want to learn something, you need to be willing to get your hands dirty.

  • If you are in the construction industry and engineering, office work comes last

The job market in Kenya is like a snake that is difficult to charm. In recent figures released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Kenya is ranked as having the highest unemployment rate in East Africa. With so many students graduating each year from institutions of higher learning, a degree is no longer a guarantee of employment.

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