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ERIC Number: EJ1151006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2161-7252
Collaboration between Higher Education and Labor Market in Kinshasa, DR Congo
Etshim, Rachal
Journal of International Education and Leadership, v7 n1 Sum 2017
The transition of new graduate students from school to the labor market in Democratic Republic of Congo has been a major topic for debate over the last twenty years. This study identifies the factors affecting collaboration between higher education and the labor market in Kinshasa, the Capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Even though the demand for access to higher education is very high, results revealed that the current curriculum and policies have inherent inefficiencies that do not provide new graduates with sufficient skills to easily move into and be productive in the labor market (African Development Bank, 2012). Moreover, with an outdated curriculum and the high level of corruption, universities are now lucrative markets where professors trade grades for sex and money (International Governance Institute, 2011; Kutumisa, 2015; 2009; Zindi 1998; Simelane, 2001; Taiwo et al, 2014). The results of this study suggest the need for collaboration between higher education institutions and employers in order to design effective curricula and build up an educational environment that truly benefit current students and their future employers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Congo
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