Too many graduates but where are the jobs?

What you need to know:

  • “The ‘youth bulge’ and increasing value attached to university-level education, has meant even these high levels of expansion have not been enough,” the study funded by the British Council and launched at Kenyatta University on Thursday shows.
  • “Just as the introduction of free primary education led to strains on infrastructure and drops in standards, a rapid expansion of higher education presents similar dangers. This is a potential time bomb,” the report notes.
  • These graduates, especially those from less fortunate backgrounds, are now forced to engage in menial jobs to survive.

It takes a university graduate an average of five years to secure a job in Kenya today, a new study reveals.


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