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dc.contributor.author Ama, N.O.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-04T17:30:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-04T17:30:03Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Ama, N. O. (2008), Transition from higher education to employment: a case study of graduates of Faculty of Social Sciences University of Botswana, Educational Research and Review, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp.262-274 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1990-3839
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/653
dc.description.abstract This study presents the opinions of a stratified sample of 542 graduates of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Botswana on their transition from higher education to employment and the extent to which the job held are appropriate to the level of education attained. The study revealed that the mean transition time for all the graduates was 4.6 months with a standard deviation of 0.19 months while they made an average of 13.5 contacts with employers before getting their first employment. The results of the analysis further showed a downward trend in the percentage of graduates whose transition times were less than 4 months over the study period. In addition the study revealed that over 72% of the graduates felt strongly that their jobs were appropriate to their level of education and relevant to the courses taken in the university and the public sector was still the highest employer. Based on the findings, the study recommends among other things, that the Botswana Government should sensitise and boost private sector involvement in the employment of graduates into their services in order to reduce the full burden of employment of graduates. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals, http://www.academicjournals.org/ERR en_US
dc.subject Transition en_US
dc.subject University of Botswana en_US
dc.subject Higher education en_US
dc.subject Employment en_US
dc.subject Faculty of Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Transition from higher education to employment: a case study of graduates of Faculty of Social Sciences University of Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Academic Journals en_US
dc.link http://www.academicjournals.org/ERR/PDF/pdf%202008/Aug/Ama.pdf en_US


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