Call for correct figures on youth unemployment


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Jul 30, 2008
The government has been advised to have correct statistics on the number of unemployed youths in the country in order to determine the extent of youth unemployment.

Chairman of the governing board of the College of Business Education (CBE) Prof Mathew Luhanga made the call in Dodoma during the 47th graduation ceremony held at the college's campus over the weekend. He said the government must conduct research in order to determine the extent of the problem so as to come up with appropriate solutions.

He said unemployment is a cross-cutting issue that requires concerted efforts from different stakeholders to resolve, adding that there is a need for the government to think critically about it and know exactly what is needed to contain it.

“To reduce the number of unemployed youths the government should create an enabling environment for job creation,” he noted.

He advised youths to think of self-employment since there are many opportunities in the entrepreneurship sector.

Prof Luhanga identified some of the challenges facing the college as old infrastructure and lack of a library to accommodate all the students.

For his part, Dodoma Regional Commissioner Dr Rehema Nchimbi, who was the guest of honour, advised the graduates to adhere to their work ethics and avoid engaging in corruption, theft, embezzlement and gender violence.

She urged them to become good ambassaodrs of the college wherever they went and that they must demonstrate high efficiency and reliability.

During the graduation over 1900 students completed their studies and were awarded certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, first degrees and master's degrees.

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