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      <Volume-Issue>Volume 2, Issue 1</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>April-May 2021</Season>
      <ArticleType>Education &amp; Training</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Education and the Paradox of Graduate Unemployment and Employability in Nigeria</ArticleTitle>
      <Abstract>The Nigerian society has been faced with the menace of unemployment over the recent years. However this was not the case when Higher Education was introduced to the Nigerian society. The society at that time adapted education as a tool for social change and social mobility. Education paved way for people to gain employment with government and private firms. Hence, the Nigerian society benefited immensely from Higher Education which paved way for peace and tranquility to thrive. Nonetheless, today the society is faced with the challenge of unemployment and it has become a concern not just because unemployment has ravaged the Nigerian society but because University graduates have been found lacking skills that are necessary for employment. The Unemployment challenge has led many graduates into cybercrimes, armed robbery, kidnapping and diabolic means of getting wealthy. The Universities have contributed to this situation merely by churning out a flood of graduates that are unskilled and unemployable. This article hence examines graduate unemployment in Nigeria and recommends that Universities curriculum be tailored to meet specific skills required in the society, work study program be incorporated into higher education, and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) be incorporated with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) as an employment route for graduates in order to help recreate the peace and tranquility that Nigeria enjoyed earlier.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Higher Education,Graduate,Unemployment,Employability,Employment,Government,Nigeria</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://ejsss.net.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=9711&amp;title=Education and the Paradox of Graduate Unemployment and Employability in Nigeria</Abstract>
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