Sub Saharan Africa

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Two major problems that have become a menace in African leadership today is poverty and youth unemployment which is due partially to the region’s rapid people growth. It has been said that between now and 2050 Sub-Saharan African countries will be overwhelmed with a swift and rapid population increase as well as a huge population of youths in the world. It is therefore very much essential that administrations in Sub-Saharan African countries factor the mass increase coming from the next generation into vital sections of developmental organization. As much as high increase in youth population posits a challenge to countries it however cannot comprehensively explain the unemployment statistics gotten from Africa. The statistics are rather an …show more content…
The youth are becoming educated and their getting better in it, it expresses that the amount of people at age 20-24 year-olds that completes secondary school education will rise from 42 percent to 59 percent over the next 20 years. Therefore, as sub-Saharan Africa’s workforce gets higher and better educated and it brings up an irresistible potential for economic growth and development. It is a duty that countries take opportunity to cultivate the size of their youth and a valuable resources for their prosperity. The unemployed youths remains a wall to the region’s development and some of the highest rates on each lands are in southern Africa where 51 percent of young women and 43 percent of young men are unemployed. This large unemployed people shows lost potential since the communities fails to benefits from what the young people could academically contribute. And also problems finding employment reduces from a young person’s lifetime productivity and its makes it more inspiring to escape from poverty. The reasons young people are finding it hard to get employed is because of the limited number of jobs. Between 2000 and 2008, only about 74million jobs created in Africa are for pole at the age of 15 to 24, and this cause’s young people to settle for less than ideal employment like jobs that are low-paying, temporary, or insecure, or ones for which are overqualified, some enters the informal economy to make ends while others stop looking for jobs altogether. These groups are hard to amount and are not included in typical unemployment figures. But the amount of available jobs for young people is part of the problem. Meanwhile improving educational systems are failing to provide the youth with the skills they are in need off to secure a living. Without

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