There are plenty of jobs in Kenya,PSC chairperson

Gradautes of the Management University of Africa during their graduation PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi,KENYA:Public service commission (PSC) chairperson Margaret Kobia, has urged students graduating from higher institutions not to be discouraged by politicians’assertion that there are no jobs in Kenya instead look for jobs once they graduate.

Speaking during the 4th graduation ceremony of School of Management University of Africa (MUA) on Friday in Nairobi, Kobia highlighted that, Politicians have been trying to create a picture to Kenyans that the country has no jobs to offer to graduates, which he termed as frustrating to students.

“There are jobs in Kenya for those who only want to work, just don’t listen to politician that want to discourage you for their own benefit” Kobia said.

She called on all graduates in the future to be in a position of demonstrating what they can do best instead of just relying on theory basics.

“What you have learned in school will help you see the reality outside, so you must be able to demonstrate to the panel of judges what you are good at and not just present your papers alone.” She added.

The chair further warned parents or guardians that seek jobs for their children to stop doing so as it makes them not to value it as compared to when they look for jobs for themselves.

Speaking in the same event, chairman of MUA Eng Michael Kamau, alluded that there is need to provide consistent and cost effective education as Kenya’s population growth and life expectancy has continued to grow.

“The education sector has continued to maintain consistency in its goal of producing citizens with skills, knowledge, expertise and personal qualities that are required to support a grown economy. As you are aware, as Kenya’s population growth and life expectancy continues to rise, there is an increased demand for quality education by the entire nation at large.” Kamau said.

The ceremony saw 160 students graduating in various courses this year.