Muhammed Akanbi, the vice-chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), says it makes no feel for excellent graduates to search for jobs.
Akanbi used to be reacting to the current document of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) which states that 21.76 million Nigerians are now unemployed.
According to the Labour Force Statistics report, the variety of unemployed Nigerians went from 20.93 million in 2018 to 21.76 million in the 2d quarter of 2020.
Speaking when he led the university’s administration group on a go to to some chosen authorities organizations in Abuja to mobilise guide for the school, Akanbi stated it is incorrect for universities in the united states of america to graduate first-rate college students with no job-enabling skills.
He stated KWASU prioritises entrepreneurship and neighborhood development, including that the group seeks to graduate college students with competencies wished to create jobs for others.
The vice-chancellor stated the college college students are recipients of CAC awards due to the fact “every year, nearly 2,000 college students register with the CAC due to the fact when they come in, it is predicted that it is no longer going to be solely a study room thing.”
“Already, we motivate our college students to interact in distinctive entrepreneurship skills, acquire, maintain and think about all certificates important. It does now not make any experience if you are a fantastic pupil and you are searching for a job. And I imply first-rate in any programme,” he said.
“Our college is a college of neighborhood improvement and entrepreneurship. We have a centre which is being rejigged and rejuvenated. It is now known as the Centre for Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship due to the fact we don’t favor to train entrepreneurship just in theory.
“We get our college students concerned in vocational matters and technical aspects. You will see college students have interaction in matters like making face masks, face shields, hand sanitizers; some are into tailoring, some are into carpentry, some are into what I name mechanical vehicle repair and matters like that.”