Kandahar varsity graduates seek employment opportunities
KANADAHAR (Pajhwok): A number of fresh engineering graduates of Kandahar University demanded the government to provide them job opportunities at the country’s infrastructure direly needed to be developed.
The fresh graduates expressed these views in a chat with Pajhwok Afghan News following their graduation ceremony on Monday at a local hotel in this southern province.
Deputy Governor Abdul Ali Shamsi, provincial council members and university teachers attended the ceremony.
Shafiqullah, a graduate, said he had tough time to get his degree. He used every possible channel to complete his education and then he would use his experience to serve his nation and country.
However, he expressed optimism that the situation seemed difficult to get a job since scores of educated people were jobless for years. He said that the government should devise a policy to create job opportunities for educated people.
Abdul Samad, another student of engineering faculty, expressed concern that unemployment was a major problem for fresh graduates.
“Our families have expectations from us and they have been waiting for four years that we will feed them,” he remarked.
He said economic situation of the country had worsened in recent years and many employed people lost their jobs.
Deputy Governor Abdul Ali Shamsi stressed on government institutions to absorb fresh graduates and provide them with job opportunities.
He also advised the university graduates not to reject government jobs and work hard to get higher posts.
He said students should not indulge themselves in politics during their university period and try to focus on their studies.
Prof. Abdul Habib Ghafori, head of engineering department, said it was the 12th batch of graduates in which 100 engineers had awarded certificates.
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