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Unemployed Graduates and Joblessness in Kenya.

Learning in Kenya is very expensive Only to Later Lead into a Saturated Market of Unemployed Graduates.

Mercy Odhiambo

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The cost of education in Kenya is very high, right from kindergarten up to college.

Good quality education requires one to spend money on good schools so as to accord the children with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to face the world after completion.

Statistics indicate that in every groups of children, at least half of them change their careers and ambitions as they grow up.

For instance, when children are young, they aspire to get good paying jobs and careers like being a lawyer, doctor or engineer.

However, the graph dwindles as they age and become mature.

In high school, most of their earlier career suggestions change and are swayed.

In campus, a good number of students choose their career depending on the job market and where they are most likely to be employed.

This therefore explains the state of joblessness in the country with learned youths doing low quality jobs beside what they studied for.

.A recent incident of a PHD student doing matatu business triggered mixed reactions among Kenyans.

It exposed the worse state of affairs that learners have to go through, having acquired the HELB loan with pressure to pay them back.

Samuel Gachini came out as the most educated driver after pursuing a PHD in Business Administration and no white collar job.

He is a father of two with needs and commitments and either way had to find and ends meet.

Ideally, the recent outburst of job interviews advertised by Eka Hotel for five positions attracted hundreds of people who showed up and out adds the spotlight to state of unemployment in the country.

Unemployment is a menace in Kenya and although part of the President Uhuru’s government was to create jobs for the youth, much has not been done hence increased crime levels.

These incidents just add up to the already worse state as more graduates are coming into the market yet the existing ones are still jobless.

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