The Perspectives of Youths on Unemployment in Tanzania: - voices from Dodoma Municipal

Mbalamwezi, James (2015) The Perspectives of Youths on Unemployment in Tanzania: - voices from Dodoma Municipal. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the perspectives of youth on unemployment in Tanzania using Dodoma municipal as a case study. The study addressed four specific objectives, to explore youths’ views on what they identify as necessary for them to be employed, to examine employer’s perception about what they consider to be the root cause for youth unemployment, to determine the extent to which education in Tanzania prepares youth for self-employment and to propose the ways for solving youth unemployment problem in Tanzania. Questionnaire and interview were used to solicit information from 100 respondents. SPSS (Statistical Product and Service Solution) was employed to analyze quantitative data, while qualitative data were subjected to thematic analysis. Study findings reveal that although job opportunities are few, youths blame the current education curriculum, saying it is too theoretical and do not expose students to necessary practical, skills to employ themselves. They also point to corruption and nepotism practiced by employers which they believe hinders competent youths from accessing employment. Employers on their side believe that youths, unlike adults have no necessary experience and competence needed in the world of work. - The study recommends , among the following to emphasize more on practical training in each stage of learning should be insisted, to improve quality of education, to introduce entrepreneurship training in each school and college is important to develop creativity and innovativeness in students. Government should fight against corruption, - to allow fair play in the access to employment.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:17
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:17
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1388

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