Enhancing employability through university education: the role of National University Commission (NUC)

  • V.C. Onyeike
  • S.O. Onyeagbako


Over 80% of graduates in Nigeria are unemployed in spite of their qualifications, they are employable yet they are not employed. The inability of the university education to meet the needs of these graduates as well as promotion of economic, self reliance and self sufficiency has resulted into youth joblessness (unemployment). These have added to increase in restiveness among Nigerian youths. This paper aims at exploring employability and focusing on the link between education and employability to determine whether employability can be enhanced through university education. The paper went further to identify some employability skills and suggested how university can be reengineered to achieve these skills for the benefit of our students and society at large through the role of National University commission (NUC).


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