The state coordinator of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Dr Belinda Faniyi has urged Corp members not to depend sorely on their certificate, but seek ways of adding values to it.
Faniyi who spoke during the swearing-in of Batch 18c stream one corp member said: Only a certification without skills acquisition would take graduates to nowhere.
She said: “A good number of graduates are churned out every year thereby thicking the population of the unemployed. She added that only graduates who have extra to offer that the general certification get employment.
”The labour market is saturated that there is hardly any job and the federal and state government cannot continue to absorb all of them,” she said.
Faniyi said: ”One of the ways out of joblessness is acquiring of skills acquisition after graduation. Graduates with certification perform better while learning a trade than people without any formal education. ”Many people who make it today in the world are entrepreneurs.
”The Federal Government has thought over this when it introduced the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Development (SAED) for corp members.