Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, ISSN: 2456-9216, ISSN: 2278-098X (Past),Vol.: 22, Issue.: 4
Relationship between National Open Apprenticeship Scheme and Youth Employment: Evidence from Bwari Area Council, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria
Wilson Okwori1, Millicent Adanne Eze2 and Innocent U. Duru3* 1Department of Public Administration, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria. 2Dundee Business School, Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom. 3Department of Economics, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.
Wilson Okwori1, Millicent Adanne Eze2 and Innocent U. Duru3*
1Department of Public Administration, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.
2Dundee Business School, Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom.
3Department of Economics, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.
(1) Dr. Alfredo Jimenez Palmero, Kedge Business School, France.
(2) Dr. John M. Polimeni, Associate Professor of Economics, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, New York, USA.
(1) Dare Ojo Omonijo, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria.
(2) Linh H. Nguyen, Vietnam.
(3) Iroju Olaronke, Adeyemi College of Education, Nigeria.
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This study investigated the extent to which the National Directorate of Employment has fulfilled its mandate of combating youth unemployment in Bwari Area Council through survey research design. The analysis of data and testing of formulated hypotheses was executed through descriptive statistics and Chi-square statistic. The findings revealed that the National Open Apprenticeship Scheme is an effective strategy for combating youth unemployment in Bwari Area Council. However, the results showed that the Scheme had not significantly reduced the rate of youth unemployment in Bwari Area Council. The study recommended that policy strategies for the promotion of job creation should be deployed to support enterprises established by youth. In addition, the monthly stipends of trainees of National Open Apprenticeship Scheme should be improved upon and paid regularly to arouse their interest for self-employment opportunities. Furthermore, the government should create an enabling environment for small businesses in Bwari Area Council by making power, good roads, water and other social infrastructural facilities available and National Open Apprenticeship Scheme should be linked with Microfinance Banks to provide loans to their graduates.
Apprenticeship; youth employment; Bwari area council.
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DOI : 10.9734/JEMT/2019/46746Review History Comments