Graduates to Only Undergo Internship Before Getting Government Jobs

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  • The National Youth Council (NYC) has announced that young graduates need not worry about job experience anymore when seeking employment with the government and its agencies.

    According to NYC Chair Fatuma Abubakar, the organization has been in talks with the Kenya National Employment Authority (NEA) and the negotiations have had a positive outcome.

    The subject matter under consideration was making provisions for young graduates to gain permanent employment soon after they complete internship programs.

    Ms Abubakar indicated, “The issue of young people being told that they need three years’ experience before being promoted will be a thing of the past.”

    A crowd of Kenyans anticipating employment opportunities

    What is more is that the internship will also be considered to be a part of the professional practice that is normally required for persons to be considered qualified.

    Abubakar also added, “Through county forums, we will sensitize young people, tell them about job placements, and about technical and vocational educational training programmes.”

    Speaking on Monday at the council’s offices in Nairobi, she noted that radicalization of young people in the country is encouraged by unemployment and poverty due to lack of meaningful income-generating opportunities.

    NYC was holding a welcoming ceremony for its new chief executive officer, Roy Sasaka, who replaced Raymond Ochieng.

    Sasaka gave a solemn pledge to ensure the achievement of the council’s strategic plan.

    He indicated, “Key projects to be implemented in the near future include: the finalization and review of the National Youth Policy, inter-generational dialogue forums for university students touching on the President’s 'Big 4' agenda, county youth engagement forums and the operationalization of the National Youth Council Act.”

    NYC Chair Fatuma Abubakar and new chief executive officer Mr Roy Sasaka