Makueni University student's patron Prof Emmanuel Mutisya has expressed the need for Africa to provide adequate and the right skills to the youth for future work.

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Speaking during the ADEA High-Level Policy Dialogue forum on secondary education in South Africa, Mutisya said that Africa should train innovators and not consumers.

In his statement shared on Facebook, the Egerton university graduate further emphasized that there is a need for adequate financing for education in Africa if the continent wants to produce qualified graduates.

“The jobs of the future are changing fast, and the right and relevant skills are important to prepare our youth well, but also to align our graduate with the needs of the labour market," said Prof Mutisya.

According to him, Africa should work hard to improve the education system and be prepared to compete with other regions in innovation, technological advancement and sustainable development.

The 28-year-old Professor also challenged Kenya to take advantage of the new education system.

"Education is important for the development of our society and developed countries have taken advantage of this to lead the world," he noted. 

The forum attended by African Ministers of Education was opened by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa who pointed out that there is a need to invest more on quality education for quality jobs.