Graduates' employability skills in East Africa

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This paper reports a study about the perceptions of the academic community, employers and civil servants regarding graduates' employability skills in East Africa. Specifically, it focuses on the mismatch between skills acquired in Higher Education (HE) and those in demand by employers, and explores factors influencing the situation. A mixed method approach was implemented including a survey and a set of focus groups. The questionnaire on employability skills was distributed among regional stakeholders attending the Open Day events organised by three East African HE Institutions. A...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Employment; Students; Skills and knowledge; Labour market

Keywords: Skill shortage; Employability; Graduates; Competence; Perception; Skills mismatch

Geographic subjects: Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa

Published: Burwood, Victoria: Deakin University, 2021

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Journal volume: 12

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2021

Pages: pp. 169-184

ISSN: 1838-3815 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 145.548

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