International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2015)

Perspectives on manpower development programmes and graduate unemployment in Nigeria


Bright Chima Megbo, Godwin Ndubuisi Ahaotu

The indices for the measurement of a country’s development or under-development are: poverty rate; GDP; unemployment rate; level of literacy; literacy rate; level of technological development; transparency in governance, etc. If these indices are below expectation, it becomes obvious that the country will be adjudged as a poor and under-developed country. More so, education is very important in the development of human resources in any country through the acquisition of appropriate skills, capacity building, values, knowledge and attitudes which can be used in the transformation of individuals, communities, nations and the world at large. No wonder that countries so adjudged as developed have demonstrated capacity to transform their world through entrepreneurship education which can be used for wealth creation, poverty reduction. These developed countries also exhibit enduring social-economic empowerment, sustained national development, etc. On this premise, this paper critically examines the perspective of manpower development programmes as well as implications of graduate unemployment on the Nigeria’s socio-economic and political development with a view to proffering solutions towards resolving and ameliorating the decadent situation in Nigeria. This paper looks at entrepreneurship education as a functional education which can be used as a panacea for unemployment, poverty eradication and national insecurity, taking cognisance of the fact that education has remained the major instrument for national development by many countries of the world. The paper also recommends that manpower development programmes on skills acquisition and knowledge-based economy should strongly be pursued in Nigerian tertiary institutions as a means of overcoming unemployment sand its attendance challenges in the country.
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Bright Chima Megbo, Godwin Ndubuisi Ahaotu. Perspectives on manpower development programmes and graduate unemployment in Nigeria. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2015, Pages 359-366
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