Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has approached the university in Nigeria to be progressively proactive in guaranteeing that their graduates are employable.
He said numerous Nigerian graduates were being depicted as unemployable by some employers of labour, saying this was troubling to his system.
Buhari expressed this at the 31st Convocation of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, on Saturday.
As stated by him, the present system thought about training as the foundation of national improvement with universities as the zenith of education, “being the engine of knowledge generation and dissemination.”
He stated, “In the present globalized education economy in which the riches, key significance and positioning of any nation in the comity of countries is resolved to a great extent by its knowledge economy list, my desire is that our universities will utilize the instrumentality of their tripartite standards of teaching, research and network commitment to develop Nigeria into a fortunate situation among countries of the world.
“In such manner, government anticipates that Nigerian universities should deliver graduates pervaded with the essential information, capabilities, frames of mind, and abilities to be dynamic job players as we continue looking for financial and mechanical advancement.
“I anticipate that universities should give genuine consideration to their standard not exactly complimentary appraisal of the alumni of our universities by bosses of work. Certainly, we can not be agreeable when results of our strongholds of learning are being depicted as ‘unemployable’, showing absence of occupation availability.
Buhari noticed that issues of graduate employability and aptitudes are appropriate issues picking up pulling forces broadly and universally and are unmistakable on the front burners of talk on advanced education and the fate of work.
In his comments, the Vice-Chancellor of the college, Prof Joseph Fuwape, encouraged the graduating understudies to stay engaged and persevering so as to possess the prime places of administration in the nation.