Without mincing words, many people will not dispute the fact that the success of any nation lie in the hands of youth; which also embodies Nigerians. Invariably, he who fail to plan for youth, will likely plan towards a state of jeopardy.
It is so disheartening that graduates every year, universities in Africa do turn out thousands of students who have completed their courses. But sorry to say that most of them still battle and struggle with unemployment. If we critically observe most of the streets in Africa, we are going to find out about many graduates who walk aimlessly around because they are unable to find a job, talk less of a good job. Most of them hide under the name sake of being a graduate but it is quite disgusting that there is no sustainable job.
Some have even accepted the challenge as part of their destiny. As a matter of fact, fears have continued to evade the mindset of many parents nowadays, on whether to send their children to school or not. This is as a result of the problem of unemployment that has become a chorus song for many graduates.
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Now let’s ask ourselves this question, what will be the gain or joy of a parent that spend huge amount of money on a child and at the end such child is unable to secure a good job? At this point, there is an iota of need to provide a way forward to the problem of unemployment facing Nigerians but we should not forget that there is no problem without solution.
Though the remedy might require a lot of task but it will definitely be resolve. How to solve the challenge is a simple case, government at all levels (federal, state and local) needs to provide strategies and implement plan that can enhance employment opportunities. For example, government can partner with private and public agencies or set up business training centres and innovative programmes in different strategic location, in the country, that can widen the scope of horizon of nowadays Nigerians on the need to be self employed.
Most people will want to agree with me that, it will be difficult for government alone to provide jobs for all graduates. Aft all government will still have some other projects to execute. So we should not put the whole burden on the government. It is a matter of team work, team spirit and artistic spirit in order to ensure a positive response to the problem at hand. What am trying to say in essence is that every graduates needs to redirect their minds towards the tapping of the potentials inherent in entrepreneurship. Not all graduates can be able to secure white collar job. The call goes to every Nigerians if truly we want to pursue a brighter future. It is high time Nigerians have a rethink of the past, improve on the present and work for a better tomorrow.
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