There is a mentality among the fresh graduates in Nigeria where they always fantasize about getting white collar jobs and having an office work. Over the years, the Nigeria graduates are faced with unemployment, a lot of frustrations from not getting the proposed white collar job. This research outlines the design and implementation of a web based system that will enlighten young people on how to make creams, soaps, perfume, and bake with chemicals (insecticide). For the government to re-positioning the economic, there is a need to build and drive entrepreneurial studies for job creation, wealth creation and global competitiveness of Nigeria youths and graduates. The purpose of the research is to equip Nigerian graduates and create a channel to enable easy venturing into skill acquisition and add to their knowledge and skills gotten from school. They are a lot of Challenges like inadequate funding, lack of training personnel and availability of equipment for training, but with the web system, all the listed challenges has been fixed.
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
According to (NBS, 2004 and Ojo) about 80% of graduates in Nigeria find it difficult to get employment every year consistently. This is mainly due to the curricula of our tertiary institutions and other schools with emphasis on trainings for white collar jobs. In Nigeria, it is estimated to have about 170 million people (NBS, 2004 and Ojo, Abayomi & Odozi, 2014). This large population is blessed with abundant natural and human resources plus a favorable topographical area in the world. The current financial worldwide crisis has affected negatively on businesses globally and the Nigerian economy. This challenges has posed serious challenges and dangers to government and extraordinary number of citizens. Nigeria like other developing countries is confronted with various issues with regards to youth and graduate unemployment, significant level of poverty, insurgency, diseases, conflict, over reliance on imported products, slow economic development and growth, lack of human capacity and required skills to move the economy forward. Joblessness has become a significant issue to the lives of younger generations and fresh school graduates causing disappointment, discouragement, frustration and dependency on imported products to survive. The level of unemployment among this young population in Nigeria has contributed to the high rate of internet fraud, crime, insecurity and violence in the society during elections (Ajufo, 2003 & Simkovic 2012). The National Population Commission (2013), estimates that about sixty four (64) million of the Nigeria youths are unemployed or jobless while one million six hundred thousand (1.6million) are underemployed bringing the significant number of youths population without jobs to eighty (80) million.
When the high unemployment figures, when deducted from the total number of Nigeria’s population then you would concur that repositioning our entrepreneurship studies with a system to enlighten users on how to gain basic skills is required in our schools, this would help bridge the gap and give our growing unemployed youth job ambitions.
Another cause of unemployment in Nigeria is the lack of our educational system in Nigeria to address capacity development and teach our youth how to be solving problem. In developed countries, for instance, their educational technique introduces the youth to the trail of inquiry-discovery application to perceive problems (including societal problems) as challenges and opportunities that can be turned into goods and services to be rendered for money or commercial value (Adejimola & Olufumilayo, 2009). One of the ways to deal with unemployment in Nigeria is educating and using the advancement in technology for entrepreneurship and innovation. This should help in developing the capacity of students in entrepreneurship and innovation, engaging them in activities with small and large enterprises through such interventions as business incubators. Training our young generation into entrepreneurs is key to help fight unemployment, stop our reliance on imported goods, and grow our industrial and economic development in Nigeria.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
For the government to re-positioning the economic, there is a need to build and drive entrepreneurial studies for job creation, wealth creation and global competitiveness of Nigeria youths and graduates. The purpose of the research is to equip Nigerian graduates and create a channel to enable easy venturing into skill acquisition and add to their knowledge and skills gotten from school. They are a lot of Challenges like inadequate funding, lack of training personnel and availability of equipment for training, but with the web system, all the listed challenges has been fixed.
AIM AND PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The primary aim of the study is to design and implement a web based presentation system that would enlighten users on how to make creams, soap, perfume, bake and chemicals (insecticide) in fighting against unemployment and engage our youths meaningfully, with the following objectives:
a) Provide a web based system for entrepreneurship and innovation to fight against unemployment.
b) Create a channel to enable easy venturing into skill acquisition and add to their knowledge and skills gotten from school.
c) Create jobs for the growing unemployed youths.
d) Help in the fight against students’ poor academic performance.
e) Design a secured system that is easily accessible for enlightenment, solving the challenges of inadequate funding, lack of training personnel and availability of equipment for training.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The scope of the research is focused on designing a system to assist user in learning how to make cream, soap, perfume, bake and chemicals (insecticide), and the system will solve the challenges of youths seeking white collar jobs’ instead of gaining skills.
LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
The web based system can only be accessed with internet connection, users with poor or no internet connection cannot use the platform.
DEFINTION OF TERMS
Skill Acquisition: is a type of learning in which repetition results in enduring changes in an individual’s capability to perform a specific task.
Unemployment: when persons above a specified age are not in paid employment or self-employment and are currently available for work during the reference period.
Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business.
Population: is the number of people in a city or town, region, country or world.
Skills: A skill is the ability to carry out a task with determined results often within a given amount of time, energy, or both.
Internet: is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.