It takes more than a degree to beat unemployment

Why do we continue to witness skills gap? How do we create synergy between universities and technical and vocational institutions? How do we create research universities? PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The 8-4-4 system of education that has been unfavourably highlighted as one of the chief contributors to this situation of having graduates who are unable to secure jobs, focus on academic grades at the expense of moulding an all rounded individual being a major pointer.
  • Nevertheless, many 8-4-4 graduates have secured jobs, delivered to their employers impressively and risen through the ranks in the corporate ladder.

Every year, universities in Kenya churn out tens of thousands of graduates. Unfortunately, majority of these graduates remain unemployed for long because of scarcity of jobs, while others settle for whatever job that comes their way.

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