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Being a watchman is not bad – Magoha advises university graduates

Education cabinet secretary George Magoha has urged university graduates to stop dismissing the jobs that are available.

He says the ‘outside’ world is quite tough so university graduates should take up any available work they can get.

Addressing Chuka University graduates, Professor Magoha urged the graduates to take up even watchmen jobs just to earn a living.

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He said that accepting available jobs will enable them to be in a position of helping their families.

The CS also noted that there are several youths who have degrees but are jobless because they declined to take the available hustles.

“I have seen many youths who have no jobs. It’s not that there are no jobs. They are waiting for what they studied for,” said Professor Magoha.

“Being a watchman is not bad. The most important thing is that you are earning something and finding a way to survive,” he added.

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He also warned the graduates against waiting for jobs that pay well and that people should appreciate humble beginnings.

“Don’t value money so much. You are far better than money. You can begin small but in the end, turn to be somebody valuable,” noted professor Magoha.

Giving an example of himself, Professor Magoha said that he started off with a small paying job but that did not prevent him from becoming a professor.

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He said that graduates should focus more on where they are headed rather than the starting point.

According to World Bank data, 5.7 per cent of Kenya’s labour force was out of work in 2021, up from 2.8 per cent when the Jubilee administration took over in 2013.

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