The National Universities Commission, (NUC) is to facilitate job opportunities for unemployed PhD holders in Nigeria, through the establishment of an employment portal.
According to the NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Julius Okojie, at a recent interactive session with journalists in Abuja, the commission “shall create a portal for the PhD holders in the country, for easy access by any interested employer of labour for considerations.
His words, “It is worrisome that PhD holders are largely unemployed, when their services are needed everywhere. “Many PhD holders visit my office looking for jobs, hence, the need for a portal where their data can be uploaded for easy access by prospective employers”.
The portal, according to him, would contain vital information about the candidate and his research works to aid would-be-employers in reaching a conclusive decision. By this arrangement, it is expected that the job seekers and prospective employers of labour would reach a mutual arrangement”. Fortunately, he added that “on the other hand, interestingly, many universities in Nigeria are seeking PhD certificate holders to employ”.
He said that the nine universities recently approved by the Federal Government have been, officially, instructed to ensure quality employment programme which would add value to the education sector in Nigeria.