By Ibrahim Musa Giginyu
The Director, Centre for Gender Studies, Bayero University Kano, Professor Aisha Abdul Isma’il has said the only way to reduce the level of unemployment among youths is through ensuring acquisition of skills, knowledge and competency to enable them make informed decision in their chosen career.
She said this in a paper she presented on ‘Career Guidance for sustainable development in Nigeria: youth employability as the way forward’ which she presented during a roundtable discussion organised by the Centre and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.
Professor Aisha stated that there was a need for youth to acquire a life skill training that will equip them to be able to be able to display competency not only in their certificates but also in the job they do as either employers or employees.
“The high level of unemployment especially among the youths in Nigeria can be addressed when youth acquired a life skill training that will equip them to be able to be able to display competency not only in their certificates but also in the job they do,” she said.
Programme Manager, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Nigeria, Ms Angela Odeh said the foundation has been in Africa since 2010 adding that it has been working mostly in the Niger-Delta region.
It is in its pioneering stage of commencing its work in the Norther part of Nigeria adding that the foundation has been delivering critical research on neoliberal capitalism, produces analytic work on political strategy, policy among others.
Source Daily Trust