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Habeeblah Olamilekan
Kwara state polytechnic,ilorin
Graduate, Nigeria.
The potency of Radio has given credence to its use as a tool for employment opportunities and social change among postgraduates in Nigeria.
 It is now a generally heed belief among development communication scholars that broadcasting particularly Radio could be the most efficient media for transferring information on various social change programmes from government and other institutions to the literate ones living within and outside Nigeria.     
Broadcast media Thus, exposure to radio is far greater and effective than any other means of information dissemination due to its predominant oral culture, advice, teachings and empowerment program to the general student in any Elementary college and Tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
 Graduate is a student who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree level course at a college or university. The unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

 How Do Nigerian Graduates benefit form Radio Empowerment programmes

  in this article, we ought to unveil certain Pros about empowerment programme broadcast by electronic media(Radio) for encouraging and developing the skills for self sufficiency, financial and economic competency mostly by degree holders of any institutions in Nigeria.
 NCE, OND, HND, ND, BSC/B.A/B.ED, MSC. etcetera.

The following are the vital role played by the media broadcast to promote graduate employment in our Social milieu.

    Commercial programming
 Since early 90s when government had embarked on privatization and commercialization of programmes, Radios have included in their program to provided information and awareness of a particular goods & services and job vacancies for the qualified and able ones willing to secure a job to earn a better living.

      Awareness functions
 This is primarily designed to enlighten and inform people about various spheres of life: occupations and vocations. They call for experts to teach on how certain things or product are made, packages, branded and sold out for prospective buyers without stress and huge capitals.

Interview of all kinds include "The Vox Pop, The Studio interview and The Mixed interview.

The vox pop is an impromptu opinions of ordinary person in the street about the ongoing situations among unemployed graduated and youth in the country. This message are recorded and sent to the Government of-the-Day to provide immediate solutions to unemployment rate among graduates in the country.

       Discussion (Group discussion)
In an attempt to solve graduate unemployment, here, group of people are formulated to talk about the burning issues and other social issues facing the graduates ones mostly the youth entirely. They objectively and cooperatively  examine all facet of the situations, and then forming a consensus.


 Government Fiscal Policy
Economic plan of any government depends on revenue and expenditure, this simply  shows how the government spends the budget and collects revenues to run the country.
It collects revenue such as corporate and income tax, sales tax, customs duties, and tariffs to build more companies, organization for the unemployed.

micro lending
The government can disburse money to micro finance banks for lending the unemployed graduate, this will stimulate economic growth in the country.

 Becoming an entrepreneur
Government can start a program to train entrepreneurs on how to make money rather than wasting a lot of time searching for destined job, whereas, everywhere is occupied.

  In this aspect, an entrepreneur can setup an internet business just like "BLOGGING " on any area of specification or niche I.e www.Mitrobe.com (A business website). Web design, SEO expert, Forex trading e.t.c

 Entrepreneur, vocational and creative services
Business ideas for making money , Tailoring, Hair dressing, Plumbing, carpentry, Building, Architect, Barbing, Creative Art, etc.

 They have few years of training service.
 Nigerian graduate who hasn't secure a job, as this opportunity to join the Entrepreneurship family!

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Electronic Media Role To Curb Unemployment Among School Graduates - General Discussion

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