UKZN Academic Presents Research at Harvard
School of Accounting and Economics academic, Dr Oluyomi Pitan, presented her research on university graduate employability at the 2015 Education and Humanities Academic Conference held at Harvard University in the United States.
The conference provides a platform for academics, researchers and administrators to put forward ideas and interpretations on the significance of education, humanities and social sciences.
Pitan’s paper titled: "Adequacy and Labor Market-Relevance of Generic Skills Acquired in Nigerian Universities", is part of her postdoctoral research and gauges whether universities in Nigeria meet the current challenge of the increased demand for high order generic skills by the labour market.
This was achieved by establishing whether university graduates in Nigeria feel the skills they acquire at the university are sufficient to meet the requirements of the labor market.
For Pitan, whose research profile includes five publications in reputable local and international journals, the conference provided an opportunity to get valuable feedback to enhance the quality of her research.
‘It was a remarkable experience for me and I would like to express my gratitude to UKZN and to the College of Law and Management Studies in particular for affording me the opportunity to attend the conference and for the generous financial support. The conference was an avenue for me to showcase my work and to get more insight into my research as I was also able to meet scholars in my field and discuss with them how to do collaborative work,’ said Pitan.