Approaches to Employment Problems in Africa and Asia

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Educational Planning and Unemployed Youth in Africa

During the 1960s almost all African nations placed high priority on rapid expansion of their systems of formal education as instruments of social and economic change. It soon became evident that this rapid expansion of school facilities and enrolments, especially at the lower levels of education, was leading to a major dilemma of absorbing educated youth into productive work once they had completed their schooling. Open unemployment among these young people has now become a central concern of Governments and people.


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