Machogu’s Plan to Prevent Graduates From Tarmacking
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has reassured parents that curriculum reviews, from primary to university levels, will benefit graduates.
To match the education sector with the needs of the labor market, Machogu argued that frequent assessment is required.
During a visit to educational institutions across the nation on November 4, Machogu stated that the adjustments would be implemented deliberately to minimize the jobless rate.
“Proper utilization of what we have is key. At times we need to assess what the economy requires and what the job market requires,” Machogu stated
In addition, the CS highlighted that the courses must be disseminated to meet the demands of all labor markets.
He said that some estates didn’t have the right technicians, which shows that Kenyans’ courses aren’t very good.
“We want the polytechnics to get the relevance in the curriculum so that the technicians from those institutions are qualified and relevant,” he added.
The education task force collects opinions on the governance and financial framework for TVET training and development, higher education, research, and training, in addition to getting opinions on basic education.
The state of joblessness in kenya
Each year, thousands of students graduate in the hopes of finding or securing employment in a market saturated with other graduates who have given up job hunting, with some opting to pursue additional education.
Others return to their villages to practice farming, and others settle for whatever jobs are available.
In some cases, graduates are made unemployable due to a lack of marketable skills relevant to their degrees.
There is a significant gap between what we learn in school and what employers expect of us in terms of delivery, as the majority of classwork is theoretical, as is the case for those who pursue Journalism and Mass Communication, to name a few fields where one must have all the practical skills required for the job.
The fact that you have obtained a degree does not guarantee employment. Having a first-class honors degree, a second-class degree, a pass, or a credit does not guarantee employment after graduation.
Most of these organizations seek experienced personnel, something we were not told in class, and it will be difficult for a recent graduate to find employment immediately after graduation.
Your degree alone will not guarantee you employment. What do you have to give beyond classroom knowledge and papers? What distinguishes you from the other candidates, given that everyone has papers? What will make an employer choose you over the competition?
Proactiveness, solid communication skills, and public speaking will set you apart from the hundreds of grads with nothing to offer besides their papers.
When given the opportunity to accomplish something, whether as an intern or a volunteer, seize it since it is the best method to acquire practical skills not taught in the classroom.
Even if you have a master’s degree, seize the opportunity if a person or organization is ready to accept you as an intern.
The three months of on-the-job training can profoundly impact your life, and you will be able to find alternative courses to pursue instead of pursuing a master’s degree in the same profession.
As a graduate, you should eliminate the notion that you are a graduate and deserve the best because nobody knows you’re a graduate, and people don’t care if you are. In fact, we have observed many people working in industries unrelated to the majors they sought in college.
After graduation, you should ask yourself how you will construct your life. Begin with the earth.
The modest business in your hometown that you are ignoring is your stepping stone.
The time has come for graduates to leave their comfort zone and work to improve their future.