Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede has stressed the need for graduates to horn demonstrable skills in order to secure employment.


The JAMB registrar made the remark while delivering a convocation lecture, titled, “Learning, Unlearning and Relearning: Prerequisites of the Digital Age” at the Kwara State University (KWASU).


According to him, degrees would no longer be the sole guarantors of job opportunities in the country, hence undergraduates should get prepared for the challenges of the information age by taking life-long learning seriously.


Professor Oloyede, who said that learning was useless without practice, added that re-learning was the ability to acquire new skills, knowledge and perspectives quickly and effectively.


He told the graduating students at the university and elsewhere that new opportunities would emerge in the high-tech sector and many skills that were not otherwise taught in traditional schools would be needed in the outside world.


Earlier in his welcome address, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Shaykh-Lukman Jimoh, lauded the impact of TETFund on the institution, noting that the funds have been instrumental in the construction of major structures within the University.


While stating that the buildings have enhanced the aesthetics of the institution, he noted that they have also created a vibrant atmosphere that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration between students and staff.


He therefore made additional requests for TETFund to help the University in the construction of the second phase of its Senate building among other pending projects.