The Biggest Challenge in Cameroon

One of the most pressing short-term and indeed long-term challenges in my country is youth unemployment. The Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 revealed that 73.4 million youth were unemployed in 2015. The National Institute of Statistic sorted that the youth unemployment rate is 30%. 90% of youth are working in the informal sector and 75.8% of workers are underemployed, earning less than 23000 FCFA/month. Why? Lack of managerial expertise and capital, weakness of the cultural entrepreneurship, lack of a real national youth policy, the poor adaptability of vocational training institutions and corruption are the main causes.

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