The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Arc. Sonny Echono has indicated that TETFund has commenced the conduct of a National Employability Benchmarking Programme in Nigerian universities.
He said it was in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and other local partners.
The Executive Secretary added that the move was part of efforts to improve employability in the country and help steer higher education institutions towards better alignment with market needs.
He spoke at the National Employability Benchmarking Programme in Abuja, saying, IFC was utilizing its vitae employability tool to provide a diagnostic macro snapshot of how well tertiary institutions in Nigeria are implementing employability.
According to Arc. Echono, the programme would also measure how tertiary institutions were establishing a baseline for employability and potentiality supporting the development of a strategic approach to sector intervention.
He added that “IFC vitae is a global first-of-a-kind survey-based diagnostic instrument which assesses, processes, structures and supports employability outcomes for higher education institution”.