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Zimbabwe's young generation robbed of its future

17 Jun 2022 at 08:30hrs | Views
IT is with a heavy heart that I pen about an educated generation whose future is uncertain, their tomorrow has nothing to offer more than stress and confusion.

More than 30 000 students graduate from tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe each year, but face an uncertain future.

The unemployment rate in Zimbabwe averaged 5,74% from 1982 until 2017, reaching an all-time high of 10,80% in 1982 and a record low of 4,17% in 2004.

The sad thing is to wake up every morning watching graduation regalia and certificates hanging on the wall.

Can we turn those graduation regalia to prophetic regalia? But again the black colour scares away clients.

It is a shame that there is no interface between graduates and the government.

Educational certificates have been reduced to mere affidavits which cannot be used when seeking employment.

Moreso, companies ask for three to five years' working experience. Again, the question is: Where will you get that experience?

Someone has the guts of lying to the world that 800 000 jobs have been created.

As the young generation, we are being robbed of our future, what nature of life are we going to experience?

Source - NewsDay Zimbabwe
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