Region’s market lacks suitable graduates

Higher education institutions in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council are not producing enough graduates to meet the needs of the region’s labour market, according to educators and experts, reports Arab News.

This was the conclusion drawn by the participants at a workshop entitled “The Suitability of Education Outcomes to the Needs of the Labour Market”, organised by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education on the sidelines of the 18th meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, recently.

The participants discussed various measures to help meet this demand in the Gulf Cooperation Council, which included increasing the capacity of academic and training institutions. There was also a discussion on the size of the labour market and changing economic and other developments in the region and globally.
Full report on the Arab News site