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Jackson Mugarura asked 2 months ago

👨‍🎓👩‍🎓 Education and Unemployment. Has It Also Contributed?

To what extent has contributed to unemployment? Many times we meet, live and stay with many people who are educated but, the have no employment. In other words, these people have failed to to get jobs even if they are educated. They can not do other informal jobs in the informal sector because of their level of education. But, there are many jobs in the informal sector like working in salons, small restaurants, bars, etc. People who work in these jobs are the uneducated in most cases. They make a living and even others have made a lot of money from these jobs. These jobs are not suited for the educated especially her in Africa where parents expect their children to be employed in office after graduating from the University. And again, these types of jobs are descpised much, making it difficult for the educated to like them. They therefore, look for white color jobs after graduating and fail to get them. They end up being unemployed for quite long time and get frustrated. Ii it therefore right to say that, education has in way contributed to this kind of unemployment? What’s your opinion?

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 2 months ago

Education has not contributed to unemployment. Here in Nigeria, graduate work as laborer in building sites, graduate work as a security man at banks, fast food shops. So with these, I can say that education has never been a part or cause of unemployment. It is individual differences, anyone who refuses to work because of the class or type of Job, has not seen anything.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 2 months ago

What You say is True, we have many graduated people who don’t accept to works in the bars, building sites, restaurant, they prefer to works in the Big office, great company where they can be payed with millions of money. They spend their time seeking good jobs(asthe used to say) even though there is not enough positions available. Many of them remain unemployed for their entire lives and blame God, parents or government.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 2 months ago

I think we should clearly understood what is the meaning of education and the educated people is. Education rooted from Latin word educare which means grow from within. The educated people is those who personally grow to an extent that he can think, act, and behave rightly. Completing formal education does not equal being educated. They must get something from education so that their grow as a person and as a citizen. There is plenty of employment for those who advanced intellectually and personally.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 2 months ago

I don’t think education has anything its contribute towards high unemployment.

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David Matlala answered 2 months ago

No, education is not contributing to unemployment as such. The government needs to create the right climate for entrepreneurship and investment to take place. Incentives, tax restructuring and funding to generate economic activity is the way to go.

Ramachandran Suppan replied 2 months ago

There is no country in the world having very good education system and very high poverty at a same time. We are not talking about individual brilliance but the education system as overall. A lot of countries spend a lot of money to improve their education system. Better education system will create many brilliant individual and good skilled workers. Educated and skilled work force will attract many investors to open their companies or factories there. Companies will create many job oppucinity and improve the socio economy of that place.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 2 months ago

People have to learn to create the opportunity around them, your education must allow You to find what is best for you, analysis thing, knowing what is good for you or not. We don’t need to rely in government for jobs. With your education you CAn develop something that help you to survive and be an active person. Most of time people used to wait for government to be employed. It’s a bid mistake that most graduated people do.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 2 months ago

Laziness is the cause of the unemployment of many graduated people thinking that the government must do everything and provide jobs for them.

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Steinar Kloverod answered 2 months ago

It is much competition of the best jobs for educated people.  That is one of the main reasons that many educated people don’t get the jobs they are looking for.  They will be unemployed for a short of longer time. 
The answer of this is to seek for other kind of jobs to get employed and have income.  Then continue look for the jobs you are educated for.

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Eli Davis Keinamura answered 2 months ago

In my country,before the coming of colonialism,words like unemployment was not anywhere, because traditional every man and woman would dig for family survival.Now Europeans brought education to Africa.Some subjects have never changed even after 100 years.This makes some courses illerevant to current market demands.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 2 months ago

Education has not create any impact towards unemployment in Nigerian. People went to school without receiving the good value of it…which is being employed

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Steinar Kloverod answered 2 months ago

You asked if education have contributed to unemployment.  It is wrong to say that education have contributed to unemployment.  I said earlier that competition have made unemployment regarding number of jobs in certain proffesions. 
If it is difficult to get a job with your educaton you have to look for other possibilities or even take more education to increase your chances in the job market.

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Gareth White answered 2 months ago

We also have to remember that education is not the be all and end all. Loads of top businessmen and woman dont have any formal qualifications yet have accomplished. Having run my own businesses and interviewed lots of people I have experienced first hand that some people may have all the academic qualifications but no common sense or business aptitude.

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Edward Duffy answered 2 months ago

Education in itself does not create unemployment but the system after education and the person creates unemployment. In Australia the education system has been changed and changed and changed to the detriment of the child. Let us take mathematics for example all those years ago when I was at school we used to learn the building blocks to mathematics which were the times tables and most of were taught to do maths in our head. Today in most cases this is a lost art as children at present have calculators on their phones and some of them have no idea how to add up half a dozen numbers. I use the example of going to the shops and picking up half a dozen items and being able to calculate the approximate amount before the register, most kids today are unable to do this.
And then we have spelling which today is woeful all thanks to a reliance on Microsoft Word.
When students get to university they tend to select the wrong course and when they graduate they are unable to get a job and this is where unemployment stems from.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 2 months ago

The problem with the unemployment is the system which is in place after university. In most countries there is no system in place that can help new graduate to get a training period somewhere, they are not oriented and have no idea where to start. Many university graduate think they can’t work in the informal jobs, for them working there is a fail.
Many think the government should provide them the jobs and don’t have any idea about how to start a entrepreneurship to find a way and be self-employed.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 2 months ago

Edward and Leno:  I do accept that argument that the system of education is the one creating unemployment. Edward, it seems the system in Australia is no different from other countries but ours here is the worst. One wonders what the technocrats are doing.

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adharad answered 1 month ago

In my country education does not guarantee a job. Here, many still rely on the help of relatives to get a job. I don’t think it’s fair to those with good education and great skills.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 1 month ago

adharad. It’s the same situation here in my country. No job guarantee even if you are educated and jobs are given to relatives.

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adharad answered 1 month ago

That’s right Jackson. Even when someone with the highest ability will lose when he has a relationship in the company in his field of work.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 1 month ago

Very true adharad, I have personally come across this situation at work.

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adharad answered 1 month ago

How do you feel there, Jackson? Then what are you doing? I don’t think that’s fair at work.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 1 month ago

I moved on brother, I’m no longer at the same work place.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 1 month ago

I strongly believe in what you have mentioned. Nowadays job depends on relationships ,family and friends. Education doesn’t guarantee job even if you are the smartest.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 1 month ago

Leno. This is the trend in most of the developing world.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 1 month ago

Education they say is the key to successful life.. Yet many graduate is not employed for job.
Which is to say, Education has not impacted towards unemployment

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 1 month ago

Education they say is the key to successful life… But many graduated have not be able to be employed has people that are educated.
That’s to say, education have not impact towards unemployment

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 1 month ago

Education has not contributed any impact towards unemployment in Nigerian

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 1 month ago

Education has not contributed any impact towards unemployment in Nigerian

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Ahmad Khasan answered 4 weeks ago

Hi, Kenneth.
 
Can you provide logical reasoning for that claim? If any, can you provide some evidence. Your answer is interesting because it can reveal how the education system in your country works, and of course, it is a new knowledge for people abroad.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 4 weeks ago

Ahmad, its good that we always give some backing for the answers we give. We don’t just aim at earning points. I concur with you Ahmad.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 4 weeks ago

Éducation has always provide a way to people to do something that will help them to survive. We don’t need to wait the government to provide jobs for us, if there is no no employement ,we can find a way to our living by performing a bussiness base on knowledge you got from school. We can not stay at home and keep blaming the government for the lack of jobs. We also have  the responsibility to find our own way.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 4 weeks ago

I agree Leno, education opens our potential to the whole world of opportunities. It unlocks human potential and creativity. The hinderance in Africa is the way our education is designed, to produce job seekers, and not job creators, and this has gone on unchanged since the colonial times. We therefore have so many jobs seekers for the limited jobs but no job creators to increase the jobs.

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