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By Paul Barasa | March 4th 2017
The big question many people may ask is that, why is it that there are a good number of graduates who fail to secure jobs despite them coming from universities having finished their studies in various fields?
Below are some of the things that make some of these graduates to fail in securing jobs in there are of specialisation.
First and foremost the graduates lack timely labour market information that can help them get the jobs they are seeking for.
In most cases, links between the employers are mostly done through institutions. So if the institution where you graduated from does not help you link with your potential employer then there are high chance that you will not get that job.
Some institutions leave students on their own after they have graduate making it hard for them to get jobs.
Secondly, you are likely to miss that job because of the growing demand for labour. There are more students who are graduating from higher learning institutions.
For example, the number of students who graduated from degree programmes in universities in Kenya has increased from 23,523 in 2012 to above 50,000 in 2016.
Additionally, some graduates are not hired because they are not up to the task. They are half baked. No employer will want to hire a novice.
Lastly, some of the graduates lack a continuous professional upgrading to fit in the job market. Things keep on changing and you also need to change with time.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has attributed low employment rates among Kenyan graduates to falling education standards in higher learning institutions.
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