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How can we provide enough jobs for young people in Africa?

The Koreans developed a programme of "education for economic growth", focused on investing in skills and education for the youth to power industrial revolution and economic growth. They were able to transition from a developing to a developed economy by investing in their young labour force.... NOI Africa should focus on how to secure development and drive economic growth with inclusion. We must look beyond the macro fundamentals of growth to how to diversify our economies and create jobs. Africa must not become a breeding ground for insurgents and terrorism that undermines development. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the African Development Bank, people under the age of 25 account for about 60% of total unemployment in sub-Saharan Africa. On average, 72% of the youth population lives below the $2 a day poverty line, according to a World Bank survey. In Nigeria, my own country, about 63% of the population is under 25. Unempl

Engineering Joke: Exam Day

One Night, 4 Engineering Students were playing Football till late night and didn't study for the Exam which Was scheduled for the next Day. In the morning they thought of a plan, they made themselves look as dirty and untidy as possible with grease and dirt. They then went up to the Principal and said that they had gone out to a Sister wedding last night and on their return the Tyre of their BMW Car burst. They had to push the car all the way back and that they were in no condition to appear for the test. So the Principal said they can have the re-test after 3 days, they thanked him and said they would be ready by that time. On the third day they appeared before the Principal, the Principal said that as this was a Special Condition Test, All four were required to sit in separate classrooms for the test. They all agreed as they had prepared well in the last 3 days. The Test consisted of 2 questions with the total of 100 Marks. Q.1. Your Name..........................(2 MARKS) Q.2. W

vacancies, Construction, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers

Vacancy 1.       CONSTRUCTION MANAGER  1 To provide specialist expertise in the area of civil and structural engineering with respect to oil and gas facilities. Qualifications and Requirements: Degree qualified in a Civil / Structural Engineering minimum 12 - 10 years experience in onshore Civil and Structural construction Working knowledge of a broad range of Structural Engineering systems, tools and practices. Ability to manage interfaces other Project Engineers related to Obax project, government agents, regulators, and stakeholders is essential. Conversant with Structural Engineering software such as a STAAD  Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French Language. HSE management of a large group of people and contractors in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team set Ability to lead, motivate and develop the technical and management skills of a large team. Good track record of complying OSHA and other Safety regulations  2.       CONSTRU

Nigeria needs N4.3tr to tackle shoreline erosion By Ekene Okoro

Nigeria requires not less than N4.3trillion to tackle effects of coastal erosion and ocean surge across the 853km shorelines across nine states of the federation. This was the submission of the Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Adesegun Oniru, on Tuesday, just as he tasked the Federal Government to put in place special budget to tackle erosion to avoid disaster in the nation’s coastal states. Oniru was guest lecturer at the 2013 Annual Distinguished Lecture organised by the Nigeria Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), with the theme, ‘Nigeria’s Coastal Erosion: A Case Study of the Lagos State Coastline’. Oniru listed states, including Lagos, Bayelsa, Delta, Ondo, Edo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Ogun as states needing urgent intervention to protect the coastlines serving as national boundaries in the country. He lamented that there was little effort being made by the Federal Government to address the issue of coastal erosion leavin