University students unable to find work
By Chanel September
27 September 2006
Researchers have found that up to 30% of university students are unable to find work.
This shock statistic was found among a study done by Unitech and will be investigated further by the University of Cape Town. It is found that graduates were that of the fastest growing numbers of the unemployed.
The official unemployment rate is 26.7% but unofficial figures were as high as 40%. According to the Cape Argus the alarmingly high dropout rate and inappropriate career advice that students receive are also causes for the growing number of unemployment.
A solution to rectify the current situation was recently launched as the Joint on Priority Skills Acquisition under the leadership of Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka.