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For decades, countries from all corners of the world have grappled with issues facing what is undeniably one of the most vulnerable group of people on this planet-the youth According to a recent survey by Population Reference Bureau, the population of the youth – people aged between 15 and 24 – stands at about 1.2 billion. This figure alone puts this group of people at the top of to-do list for leaders and policy makers from all around the world. Pertinent to most nations, has been addressing the issue of skills and employment among the youth. The big question thus is, have we made any progress in addressing these issues?

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