The Role of Competency in Curbing Youth Unemployment: Competencybased Curriculum Approach
Educational reforms have been changing as each nation strives to improve its citizens through the implementation of a curriculum that provides acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes that will promote standard performance on the job. East Africa nations for a long time have implemented content-based curriculum which was criticized in preparing graduates who do not satisfy the employability trends, job market demands, and 21st-century skills on outsourcing skillful human power resource. Currently, many Africa nations have adopted a Competency-based curriculum as an education system to drive solutions to the attainment of the populace with the desired competency for job market performance. CBC emphasizes the achievement of competence among learners. This paper discussion has dwelled on aspects of CBC, the concept of competency, the role of the teacher in CBC to develop competency, and the importance of competency in the job market. The clear conclusion attests that education should emphasize the development of competence among
graduates to curb unemployment in the Africa Nations.
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