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The puzzle of unemployable graduates

Happy graduands during a university ceremony. Thousands of graduates cannot get jobs because of a mismatch between the skills and knowledge they acquired and the market demands.

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What you need to know:

  • University programmes whose graduates face prolonged search for related jobs include engineering, law and medical courses.
  • Some graduates find themselves jobless because of conflicts between professional bodies and the Commission for University Education.
  • TSC turns down employment applications from graduates whose fields are not covered in the school curriculum.