In Nigeria, every year after year, the unemployment rate in the country keeps going higher and higher as fresh graduates passes out from their various institutions of higher learning only to be met with  a long queue of their predecessors who have earlier passed out from the various universities and polytechnics and are yet still unemployed, as there are few jobs to go round the vast unemployed population in the country.

The situation has become so pathetic as year after year, job seekers and applicants are left with nothing to do than to roam about the streets looking for jobs that are not available.

Their case is also worsen as most of them are not employable by potential emloyers of labour, this may be due to their lack of core technical knowledge about their discipline or poor result.

The Nigerian Government is also concerned about the ugly trend as she is already setting up machinery, legislatures and agencies to look into the situation and try to reduce the high unemployment rate. This can be seen through the National poverty eradication programme (NAPEP) and the National Directorate of employment (NDE) that are both empowered into reducing unemployment by introducing unemployed youths into self employment through the small and medium scale enterprises.

The situation can also be helped if graduates start looking inwards and think of how they can cater for themselves through self employment and not over relying on white collar Jobs that are scare and difficult to get.

Hopefully, in the nearest future, probably by the year 2020 (vision 2020), Nigeria's high unemployment rate would have been greatly reduced. Until then, Jobs seekers and applicants, keep on the struggle, that dream job you desire would definitely come your way, God willing.

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There are too many graduates in the humanities and social sciences; which is one reason why our country is not developed. The graduates in the fields of science and technology received little practical training while in school. Again because the country is not industrialised, the students of science and technology have limited opportunity to acquire relevant industrial/field experience. So how do we break out of this vicious circle?

I suggest we replace all the administrators in charge of technical institutions and ministries with experienced professionals. We had enough of academic graduates, politicians and lawyers who speak plenty English.

Let us not forget to include moral instructions (the Law and the Prophets & he Gospel of JESUS) in our education so that the graduates who get employed will learn to maintain and develop our industries for the benefit of the society and future generations. No more "kill and divide" please.

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