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ENANG IDENTIFIES CAUSE OF UNEMPLOYMENT

By NBF NEWS
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Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Business and Rules, Mr. Ita Enang, has blamed the mass graduate unemployment in the country on faulty curricula of the tertiary education system.

Enang, who spoke to our correspondent in Uyo on Thursday, described the level of unemployment in the country as scandalous and expressed worry that the universities and other tertiary institutions in Nigeria had been churning out graduates, who roamed the streets without jobs.

The lawmaker, who represents Ibiono Ibom/Itu Federal Constituency, pointed out that the country might have turned out more than 2.5 million graduates in the last five years, adding that only about 200,000 had been gainfully employed.

He said, 'The unemployment situation in Nigeria is scandalous. In the last five years, we may have graduated over 2.5 million people, but not up to 200,000 have got jobs.

'The problem again is that in Nigeria we are still training our children to look for jobs and not to be entrepreneurs.'