We are educating Nigerian graduates to be employers of labour – Minister

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, says the Ministry is working hard to educate  Nigerian students to be employers of labour rather than job seekers after graduation.

Pantami said this at the MTN Foundation Scholarship Award and Alumni Induction ceremony in on Thursday in Abuja.

The Minister, who was represented by his spokesperson, Mrs Uwa Suleiman, said that the aim of education in the country, today, was to produce graduates with digital and entrepreneurial skills, especially in ICT skills.

“The aim of education today is not to produce job seekers and this is actually the aim of the honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,”he said.

Pantami said upon graduation, the graduates were already employers of labour because they had been equipped with the prerequisite skills to compete in the employment market.

The Minister lauded MTN Foundation for its contribution to the Nigerian society, especially in the provision of scholarships to the indigent students and visually the impaired.

He described the gesture as deliberate, adding that the world was going to acknowledge everything technology and science, the basis for technological development.

He advised the students to study their chosen profession as away of chatting their success in life.


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