Causing Transformation From Within
Imagine a baker who doesn’t eat the bread produced in his own bakery. He prefers to eat bread from foreign countries. This is the situation of the educational system in Nigeria where 95% of job employers and Government has declared Nigerian Graduates half-baked and therefore unemployable.
Tertiary institutions which are established with responsibilities of raising highly skilled workforce with well-developed intellectual abilities have failed in their obligation to achieve this mandate. The quality of Nigeria’s tertiary education is on the decline. Graduates produced from our universities lacked the essential skills required not only in the local industries but also in the 21st century global knowledge economy. This has made graduate unemployment to be on the rise.
According to the information from the National Bureau of Statistics sited by Honorable Minister of Labor and productivity, from a staggering 24.6% in 2014, graduate unemployment in Nigeria currently stands at 33.5%. Little wonder crime rate and social vices is on the rise. Hear what our Co-founder Titilayo Femi Kings say about this in India.
Sadly however, youths between ages of 15 and 35 who are majorly from average or low income families are mostly affected by this unemployment menace. In Ondo State South West Nigeria for instance, 80% of parents are either civil servant with a monthly minimum wage of 56 dollars, small scale farmers or petty traders who cannot afford to send their children to foreign or private institutions but through hardship manage to send their children to government institutions.
Meanwhile, the government too is aware of the failure of the educational institutions to produce employable graduates. They reacted to this by introducing vocational skill and entrepreneurship to educational curriculum for all tertiary institutions. Unfortunately however, it is very obvious that this has not changed the situation.
This why we went on research and came out with a bespoke Transformatonal curriculum which will fill the vacuum created by the deficient educational system of Nigeria. With this transformational curriculum, we are posed to build youths with well-developed intellectual abilities that will create marketable innovations in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in rural and urban communities of Nigeria. With this, youth unemployment will reduce.