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Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Online from: 1959

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Non-formal Education: A Proposed Solution for Graduate Unemployment in Nigeria


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Title:Non-formal Education: A Proposed Solution for Graduate Unemployment in Nigeria
Author(s):Macleans A. Geo-Jaja
Source:Education + Training, Vol. 32 Iss: 6
Author(s):Macleans A. Geo-Jaja
Keywords:Education, Graduates, Nigeria, Skills, Unemployment
DOI:10.1108/00400919010138455 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:The structural links of non-formal education to the world of work and graduate unemployment in Nigeria are examined. The role of government's stop-gap measures and the inadequacies of the formal educational institution are discussed. These policies resulted in the worsening of graduate unemployment, labour market segmentation and élite class formation, while only marginally increasing employment. Non-formal education represented a more meaningful approach to solving graduate unemployment, and matching skills with job needs, than the contemporary approach.


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