Minister of Education Prof Tahir Mamman has linked the “perceived unemployability” of some graduates of Nigerian institutions to poor/weak nexus between the tertiary institutions and the industries, as regards their needs in terms of capacity and competence of graduates.


He said there is a high number of unemployed graduates in Nigeria because the quality of education they are getting from the tertiary institutions does not connect them to the industries, hence the complaints that institutions are churning out graduates who are unemployable.


The Minister who stated this at a one-day National Stakeholders’ Workshop on the development of a roadmap for the Nigerian education sector (2023-2027), in Abuja, on Thursday, vowed that the era of producing half-baked graduates has ended.


He said the reason for the workshop was to harvest the inputs of all the stakeholders towards the development of an educational roadmap that would solve problems, and create jobs and wealth, and not for the purposes of acquiring certificates.


He said the President gave them the mandate, and they have a few days to come up with what would be used to reset the education sector starting from the basic to the tertiary.



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