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Create jobs for us, Khost graduates ask govt

Create jobs for us, Khost graduates ask govt

Jan 08, 2020 - 14:19

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Fresh university graduates in southeastern Khost province want the government to create job opportunities for them.

This year, nearly 2,000 students, including girls, graduated from the Sheikh Zayed University and several other higher educationinfo-icon institutes.

One of the new graduates is Zabihullah, who hails from Nadir Shah Kot district. He is a Computer Science graduate from the Sheikh Zayed University.

In an exclusive chat with Pajhwok Afghan News, Zabihullah said he was in quest of a job relevant to his subject. But he seems to be somewhat pessimistic.

Zabihullah said, like many other graduates, he might not be able to succeed in his effort for lack of recommendation and limited employment opportunities.

“I demand the government to create jobs for the graduates, relevant to their subjects. There are fewer jobs these days and many people are unemployed.”

Saleh Hamdard, another graduate from Khost, said government and private organisations asked them if they had any experience. But to job seekers, this is cause for concern.

“Wherever we go in search of jobs, we are told we don’t have experience. If we are not given jobs, how can we acquire experience?” Hamdard asked.

Meanwhile, some unemployed graduates have launched independent businesses. Nekmar Jan, who graduated two years ago, is doing business. 

“A government should be the priority. If that is not available, one should go for a personal business to avoid wasting time,” he believed.

At the same time, provincial authorities say they are trying to arrange an internship programme for the graduates. The move will help them gain experience.

Talibinfo-icon Mangal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok efforts were ongoing to accommodate the youth in government and private institutions.

“We plan to create a variety of job opportunities by paving the ground for investments and strengthening the private sector in the province,” he added.

Every year, hundreds of students graduate from the Sheikh Zayed University and five other higher education institutes in Khost.



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