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The situation is different and employers are not picking from a pool of bright minds. They complain that many of the graduates lack employability skills. Many are quick to blame the students for not developing themselves for the job market whilst still in school. They blame such students for being so focused on getting high grades that they possess only head knowledge and no hands on skills at all. On the other hand, some employers put the blame on the government and the educational system in the country. They blame the government and other school owners for not providing essential infrastructures for the students to try their hands on. But many Nigerian graduates maintain that they have done their best possible to get the most from the educational system and beyond. Many even run professional courses concurrently with their University, polytechnic or college of education programs in order to beat the skill gap claims by most employers. While some of the students scaled through, others still end up being labelled “unemployable”.