The rate of unemployment in Nigeria is very alarming. The truth is there are limited jobs in the country. In fact, when there is a vacancy, you find thousands of Nigerians applying for it.
According to Nigeria Bureau of Statistics, the rate of unemployment in Nigeria rose to 14.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, from 13.9 percent in Q3, with the number of unemployed in the labour force increasing by 351,015 persons.
This is obviously the reason why some concerned Nigerians have harped on skill acquisition. These skills will definitely come handy after you graduate and they do not get a job.
Interestingly, there are thousands of skills out there that you can learn and of course you can learn it anywhere in Nigeria. This said, there is now a platform where you can search and learn whatever skill you so desire. It is Elearn.ng.
Elear.ng co-founded by Chigozie Amaraegbeni is a startup that is focused on empowering people with skills through on-demand vocational courses. These courses include Jewellery design, Baking, Fashion Design, etc both online and offline.
The platform also connects individuals with potential placements and help them secure work spaces and funds to launch their own businesses where necessary.
So, if you are looking to learn any skill, just visit the website to select any vocation, course or skill of your choice. It is quite affordable.