Lawmakers advocate for automatic Employment for first-class Graduates

Lawmakers at the federal House of Representatives are advocating for automatic employment for Nigerians who graduate with first-class degrees.

This was raised in the house resolution on Wednesday, March 16, following a motion presented by Hon. Chinedu Emeka Martins, who explained that Nigeria loses the bulk of its first-class materials who are unable to secure good employment after graduation to foreign countries.

According to Martins, though some Universities award their first-class graduates with automatic employment as assistant lecturers or student lecturers in their specific courses, the same job opportunities are not obtainable for First-class graduates in the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.

The house urged the Federal Ministry of Education to work with relevant government agencies to ensure that first-class degree holders are promptly employed upon graduation, and it also mandated its Committees on Tertiary Education and Services, and Labour, Employment and Productivity to ensure compliance.

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