The president spoke at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday on the occasion of the 2015 International Youth Day celebrations.
He said “although education attainment by the Nigerian youth has increased significantly in the last decade, the relevance of curricula, quality of education and the fit with skills required by the job market still remains a challenge for the country.
Unsuitable qualifications limit our young peoples’ employment prospects and potential to contribute to national development.”
The president said the youth had written their names in history and would be remembered as true heroes of the country’s democracy and architects of change.
“The role you played, individually and collectively, in not only being peaceful members of the electorate but also galvanising the social media platform and mobilising your peers to make the right choice,” he said.