Enhancing Graduate Employability through Community Engagement: A Case Study of Students’ Community Service at Kenyatta University
Tumuti, D. W.
Mule, L. W.
Manguriu, D. G.
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Kenya is increasingly looking to universities to prepare individuals who are employable, can contribute to the country’s socio-economic development, and can improve the country’s standing in the global arena. This paper argues that community engagement presents higher education with an opportunity to enhance graduate employability by helping to develop generic skills while benefiting off-campus communities. Focusing mainly on Kenyatta University (KU), the authors examine the potential of one community engagement program—Students Community Service Programme (SCSP)—in these two areas. The article also discusses ways that community engagement can be improved in Kenyan universities