Experts in the education sector have called for a shift in policy if Kenya is to address the problem of unemployable graduates.
During a science cafÃ© hosted by the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and the United States International University “ Africa (USIU-A), in Nairobi, the experts noted that participants called for a comprehensive and radical education master-plan that will produce well-rounded graduates who are not only jobseekers but job creators.
This should also be extended to radical reform of training for teachers, and for the government to create space for dialogue and partnerships between tertiary institutions and industry.
Prof. Jimmy Macharia the Dean of School of Science and Technology at USIU-A, said the university has identified the gap in its curriculum which prevents the desired linkage between universities and industry.
“USIU has come up with a programme known as LAGIC. It seeks to link academia, government, industry and society,” he said.
This article was originally posted on People Daily on 14th March 2016.