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The need for employment creation in Nigeria did not arise until the mid-1980s, when the economy of Nigeria collapsed and youth and graduate unemployment became a major issue of the economy of the country, particularly the latter (Arogundade, 2011). Prior to this period, the focus was in occupying positions created by the colonial masters for the smooth running of their colonial administration as well as filling the positions that the colonial masters were vacating which was occasioned by the political independence gained by the country. In this way, both graduates and non-graduates were occupying vacancies so created (Alarape, 2008)


Nigeria’s tertiary institution employment creation political independence

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Akpan Efremfon Johnny, Anietie Imo Effiong, & Ismail Sheik. (2020). Entrepreneurship development centre in Nigeria’s tertiary institution and students self-employment upon graduation . American Journal of Social and Humanitarian Research, 1(4), 1-13. Retrieved from


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