SMEPN Project

Unemployment: Policy review and Recommendation

a workshop on unemployment policies and solutions

Zoom (Video Conferencing)

SMEPN - Solving the Major Economic Problem in Nigeria is a project of the Global Pluralist Economics Training by RE The Uploaders (RETU).
Based on extensive research conducted in October 2020, the biggest economic problem identified by over 500 respondents is Unemployment. Therefore the SMEPN for this year 2020 is tagged: Unemployment: Policy review and Recommendation. The Aim of this workshop is to educate students especially on the current government policies and understand their effectiveness, as well as proffer viable solutions to the economic problem. At the end of the workshop, we will be requiring economics student participants to write on the topic Unemployment: Policy review and Recommendation in Nigeria. The best paper will be selected for publication and the author rewarded with a sum of money.
RETU will be supporting few students with internet packages to enable them attend the online workshop/webinar scheduled to hold on Dec. 12


10 AM - 12 PM


The aim of SMPEN project are:

  1. To educate the public, government and stakeholders in the field of economics by learning from experts with different perspectives on Unemployment.

  2. To achieve a better well-being for all citizens concerned through policy recommendation and implementation.

Overview of SMEPN Project:

  1. We did a research asking the public one question: Right now, in Nigeria, what do you think is the biggest economic problem?

  2. Data collated shows the most common economic problem is Unemployment

  3. On Dec. 12, two speakers will discuss why some unemployment policies are not working and what policies would work. This will be a form of public lecture.

  4. We will ask interested student attendees to produce a paper on the Unemployment: Policy Review and Recommendation in Nigeria based on their personal research and lessons learned from the webinar. The paper should specify concrete viable policies that can change the status quo.

  5. The best paper will be published for the public.

Paperwork should be 1500 - 2000 words i.e. 1500 words minimum, 2000 maximum.

Submit your paper by Dec. 26

Your paper work must be in Microsoft document format (.docx, .doc, etc.), file size must not be more than 100MB.

Alternatively, you can submit your paper by sending it to

(Please apply and attend webinar before submitting your paper)

Please Note

  • paper submission is optional

  • only students who attend the webinar and submit paper get a chance to win the cash prize

  • all economics students are qualified to participate


Dr Shittu Ayodele I.

Lecturer, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Educator, and SDG 8 Advocate

Economic Theory, Development Economics, Innovations & Entrepreneurial Economics

Mr Onyebuchi Iwegbu

Assistant Lecturer at University of Lagos

Macroeconomic Theory and Macroeconometrics, Financial Model Simulation

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