Mr Ogugua Belonwu, an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneur, on Wednesday called for an overhaul of the education system to push the sector forward.
Belonwu, Founder, Myjobmag, a job resources website, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the educational system in the country was not producing enough quality graduates.
He said that the problem of Nigerian graduates was systemic.
According to him, a systemic problem is a problem that exists due to issues inherent in the overall system, rather than due to a specific or individual or isolated factor.
“Generally, the quality of graduates coming out from the system is on the decline and it will go further down if there is no paradigm shift, ‘’ he said.
Belonwu said that to have the needed change, there was need to fix all the other sectors because all of them were interlinked for things to move smoothly.
He said that for Nigerian graduates to perform better, government should overhaul the education sector.
Belonwu said that as regards technical skills, a graduate of computer science was being taught programmes that were no longer in use.
He called for the basic training of undergraduates in general internet usage; as people’s knowledge was centered on social media, Facebook and others.
The expert called for the inauguration of hubs in schools where students would acquire skills that would aid them in the job industry.
Belonwu also urged government to create a platform that would enable the youth to access resources online so that job-seeking would be less stressful.
He suggested training of personnel in Human Resources Departments on employment processes, saying that this would enable them to match candidates with jobs.