KNCCI-Nairobi joins University of Kent in the Think Kent Global Showcase
The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI)-Nairobi County joined University of Kent, UK in this year’s Think Kent Global Showcase held on June 22, 2019.
The event took place at PrideInn Hotel Westlands, bringing together alumni, university officials and KNCCI-Nairobi representatives to celebrate the importance and impact of internationalised education, as well as to discuss the issue of graduate employability in Kenya.
Speaking during the event, KNCCI-Nairobi Vice Chairman Mr. Geoffrey Kimani lauded the university’s internationalised curriculum which aims at equipping students with the required levels of skills to compete globally.
He welcomed the opportunity to work with the university to address the problem of graduate unemployment and to help students in acquiring practical skills even before they graduate.
“The Chamber through its affiliated companies and businesses, is keen to work with the University of Kent to ensure students – especially the youth – are able to interact with the job market through internships and industrial attachments which can ultimately lead to employment,” he said.
In Kenya, about 500,000 students graduate from universities and colleges every year. Some are absorbed into the formal sector while a majority spend many years looking for employment. Some go back to university to advance their qualifications with the hope of securing the increasingly elusive jobs.