KUCCPS Reveals Under-Explored Course Offering Guaranteed Employment
With the country’s unemployment rate rising, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has revealed courses that guarantee students employment after graduation.
During an interview on a local radio station, Agnes Wahome, the university placement Chief Executive Officer (CEO), revealed that the blue-economy sector was under-explored and in constant need of employees.
Wahome went on to say that learning institutions in the maritime sector were not meeting the country’s market demand.
The blue economy according to her desperately needs workers.
She revealed that some maritime institutions were offering short courses for graduates to meet the high demand in the sector, adding that many Kenyans had stereotypes about the industry.
“What I learned is that you can go in there with any discipline and do a two-week program to understand safety and the marine environment and they have all these companies coming to look for people to work in thousands. They are not able to provide workers for the sector,
Wahome said People look at that sector and think that it is a sector for people born and brought up on the Coast.
The KUCCPS CEO explained that many graduates were having difficulty finding jobs due to existing gaps in higher education institutions.
She said most of the research done could end up on the shelves because politics is what runs the country. She said there is a need for reform in the education sector.
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Wahome’s remarks follow the University Fund’s (UF) announcement that the government would revise its formula for allocating funds to public universities.
Under the new formula, higher education institutions will be funded based on a variety of factors, including the number of employed graduates.