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Call to provide youth with quality education, job opportunities

Call to provide youth with quality education, job opportunities

Aug 13, 2015 - 18:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The New Line Organization (NLO) on Thursday criticized the government’s performance about youths’ improvement and demanded the young generation be provided with job and educationinfo-icon facilities.

The NLO is a civil societyinfo-icon institute which is established in 2010. NLO head Fahim Sadiqi speaking on the eve of Youth International Day said most of Afghanistaninfo-icon’s population was made of youth.

In addition, 70 percent of the voters in 2014 elections were youths, but their presence was very less in government offices, he complained.

He said government leaders during election campaigns had promised to change the youths’ department to youths’ ministry and increase their participation in government jobs.

Sadiqi demanded the government give the youths a significant part the peace process and provide them with job and education opportunities.

Timor Shah Ishaqzai, director the youth department at the Ministry of Information and Culture, said: “The rights are not properly given and rights should be snatched. If you complain no one will give your due share of right.”

Currently more than four million youths were jobless in the country, nearly three millions others were addicted to drugs and hundreds of other had joined militants’ groups due to joblessness, illiteracy and unawareness, he warned.

“Youths do not need a ministry but they need to be managed well so their talents should not be wasted but used effectively, Ishaqzai said, adding that the opinions of youths were important in nation and country’s building.

“We have professional people in our young generation, but they are not tasked as a result of nepotism in the government jobs,” he said.

The newly appointed Youths’ Department head Dr. Kamal Sadat said if the youths’ resources used and managed well for the development of country, security situation in Afghanistan would improve.




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