• AINA JACOB KOLA School of Science, College of Education (Tech.) Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria
  • ABDULRAHMAN ABDULGAFAR OPEYEMI School of Science, College of Education (Tech.) Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria


This reviewed paper focused on the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) and the problem of science graduates' employability as a bane for unemployment in Nigeria. The script discussed the challenges facing the NCE graduates and attributed it to the teacher education programme's issues. Some sources of these problems are inadequate curriculum, government policy, and others. The article conceptualized Application, Creativity, and Employability (ACE) to explain the unemployment challenge among the NCE science graduate in Nigeria. An ACE framework to solve this problem was formed and highlighted some benefits of the ACE for colleges of education programme. The article discussed some implications the ACE may have on the Nigerian colleges of education science.

Keywords: Creativity skill, Employability skill, Entrepreneurial skill, Problem-solving, Science application, Science education, Unemployment


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