Issues of Over Schooling and Employability of Nigerian Universities

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Michael Olarewaju Ogundele


The paper aimed at considering the managing strategies for over schooling towards employability of Nigerian university graduates. The article focused on the concepts and causes of over schooling among Nigerian university graduates, issues relating to over schooling problems reflected in the over schooling issues and controlling mechanisms for managing over schooling problems towards the employability of the university graduates in Nigeria. Suggestions were however made that entrepreneurship skills acquisition be integrated into the university education curriculum, instructional activities should be more of activity-oriented programme and all methods of developing, critical, creative thinkings be adopted during the teaching-learning processes at the university level and that there should be interrelationship between labour markets and the curriculum planners in order to design university curriculum in line with the labour markets and societal needs. The suggestions will encourage self-sufficiency, job creator, employer of labour and therefore reduce high rate of unemployment which leads to over schooling among Nigerian university graduates managing.


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Ogundele, M. O. (2019). Issues of Over Schooling and Employability of Nigerian Universities. Indonesian Journal of Teacher Education, 1(1), 27-33. Retrieved from


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