Ajisafe lists collaboration as panacea to building soft skills among Nigerian youths


To solve the nation’s high employment rate, the Chief Executive Officer of Transblue, Mr Akeem Ajisafe, has called for partnerships between the private and public sectors that have the potential to bridge the gap between the academic world and the existing work environment.

According to him, collaborative efforts will provide solutions that address the soft skills gap, which has rendered many youths ineffective in the Job industry.

Ajisafe, who spoke on the prevailing challenge in employment, added that even though graduates complete their studies with technical knowledge, they still miss job opportunities because they cannot demonstrate the needed soft skills.

“Our education systems produce graduates with excellent grades, but a gap precludes them from career-defining jobs. Our graduates sometimes cannot demonstrate good communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, which are essential for employers,” he said.

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Source: Guardian Newspaper