International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Education Management | Cabo Verde | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023 | Rating: 5.4 / 10

Unveiling the Impact: Analyzing the Contribution of UniPiagets Graduates to Cape Verdean Society and Beyond

Euclides Manuel Lopes Furtado [3]

Abstract: This study was carried out under the prerogatives of UniPiaget?s Study and Planning Office, aiming to describe the contribution that this institution has given to Cape Verdean society and beyond, based on data related to the university and professional careers of its graduates during the first 20 years of operation (2001/2002 - 2019/2020). The basic premise was that graduates constitute an immaterial - academic - capital of greater importance to Higher Education Institutions [HEIs], as well as one of the elements that best reflect their commitment to one of their main missions: quality education. By restricting itself to the Cape Verdean context, it seeks to give voice and turn to the guidelines of articles 19.? and 20.? of the Legal Regime of Cape Verdean HEIs. We focus on the accountability, a concept that applied to the context of HEIs, explains the imperative that is placed on higher education institutions to commit to their mission of providing the Cape Verdean State with data related to their performance, in order to allow it to use them in the redefinition of macroeconomic policies. In the light of the above-mentioned law, especially the number two of the article 20.?, where we can read that each institution must collect and disseminate information on the employment of its graduates and on their professional careers". We admit that the results help to keep knowledge about, for example, the degree of employability of graduates, the functions they have already performed or are performing. In the 21st century, it is impossible for us to assume education without admitting that knowledge is constantly changing. This is, therefore, the leitmotiv: to ascertain whether graduates are aware that social demands change at every moment, requiring them to have a permanent place in intellectual and professional growth. We emphasize the weight of theoretical/practical dialectics because it requires a permanent dialogue between those involved in academia and those in the socio-labour context. We chose the quantitative methodology, involving a sample of 329 graduates and the consequent collection of data using a questionnaire, available in Google Forms. The results show that Economics and Management, Educational Sciences, Psychology, Computer Systems Engineering and Sociology are the five courses with the most graduates in the labour market, but also that bi-etapic courses are more favourable to employment than mono-etapic courses.

Keywords: academy, Cape Verde, work context, graduates, Jean Piaget University

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,

Pages: 1408 - 1414

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