UNEMPLOYMENT CASUALTIES

The development of a country is mostly determined by how much of it’s citizens are educated and employed, in cases where this key factor is lacking it poses a huge set back to the growth of the country.

In Western Africa there is an ever-increasing rate of unemployment, which has lead to insecurities, arms robberies and terrorism. These done by the involvement of energetic youths, who should be productively engaged in employments or educational trainings that ought to advance the country.

In Nigeria Thousands of qualified young youths are unable to get admissions into universities due to failure of the ‘JOINT ADMISSION AND MATRICULATION BOARD EXAMINATION’ (JAMB) and lack of adequate educational institutions. Most of these youths are university graduates who are unable to find jobs and some were not priviledge enough to be educated therefore unable to get a legitimate and steady source of income which has resulted into them turning to vandalism and terrorism as a way to make a living.

Moreover research has shown that the rate of unemployment in Nigeria is at a rapid increase with over 39.7 percent of Nigerias population in both urban and rural areas jobless, this has resulted into the increase in the rate of terrorism thus having a huge adverse effect on various sectors of development.

These terroristic acts which has gone to the extreme involving building and organizational establishments been bombed down, has posed an unresolvable matter and has thus left the country in dearth and chaos with it’s citizens still unemployed and poverty stricken. The Government whom due to the rate of terrorism has been forced focus on the security of the nation and rebuilding of the damaged sectors, thereby neglecting education and employment.

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