Un­em­ploy­ment: MTN, First Bank want tech­ni­cal ed­u­ca­tion pri­ori­tised

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Text by Sun­day Michael Ogwu, La­gos ele­com gi­ant, MTN Nige­ria year as part of our sus­tain­abil­ity pro­gram and First Bank Plc have called but I bleed when I see the qual­ity of the on gov­ern­ment to re­fo­cus on peo­ple we churn out.” tech­ni­cal ed­u­ca­tion as an ur­gent way of He noted that the dwin­dling GDP ar­rest­ing youth un­em­ploy­ment means that per cap­i­tal in­come is

The Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cers (CEOs) de­creas­ing while the pop­u­la­tion is both or­ga­ni­za­tions, Mr Michael Ikpoki ex­plod­ing. “It means we will have a and Mr Stephen Onasanya ex­pressed se­ri­ous so­cial chal­lenge if we do not this po­si­tions when they ad­dressed the do some­thing about our con­di­tion,” he CEO round ta­ble on sus­tain­abil­ity with added. the theme: ‘ Lead­ing by em­pow­er­ing On his part, MTN Nige­ria CEO, Mr youth, skills train­ing and un­em­ploy­ment Ikpoki said: “We need to get the tech­ni­cal in chang­ing econ­omy’ early this week. and vo­ca­tional col­lages work­ing again,

Onasanya said: “We need to look what our cur­rent grad­u­ate of­fer is at build­ing en­tre­pre­neur­ial skills and medi­ocrity and the rip­ple ef­fect is more at­ti­tude in our peo­ple. We all end up medi­ocrity. been brain washed to think that the way “Re­search has sug­gested that by to suc­cess is to go go to school ac­quire a 2050, half of Africa’s pop­u­la­tion will be de­gree and get a good job. youth and half of that num­ber will be

“We re­cruit 650 fresh grad­u­ate ev­ery un­em­ployed,” he added.

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