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No More Ten Years Experience! Internship Now Enough to Get You Government Job

Ever experienced the trauma of meeting academic qualifications for a government job only to be slapped with the caveat- ‘Five years experience needed?’

Well, the Government has heard the cry of youth. Young graduates will soon need only internship experience at a government agency to qualify for government jobs, the National Youth Council (NYC) has said.

NYC Chair Fatuma Abubakar said they have been negotiating with the Kenya National Employment Authority (NEA) to enable young people to get government jobs after undergoing internship.

“The issue of young people being told that they need three years’ experience before being promoted will be a thing of the past,” Ms Abubakar said, adding that internship will be considered part of one’s professional experience and is all that will be required for one to qualify for certain positions.

Referring to the terrorist attack in Nairobi last week, she said the radicalization of young people is made possible by lack of employment and income-generating opportunities.

“Through county forums, we will sensitize young people, tell them about job placements, and about technical and vocational educational training programmes,” Ms Abubakar said.

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