Unemployed graduates on the warpath

  • 29 Oct 2009 05:52:31 GMT

    [The incumbent government, no doubt, promised, before the last parliamentary and presidential elections]

    SURELY!!! Don`t these `Graduates` have the common sense and intelligence not to take election promises seriously??????

  • 29 Oct 2009 13:29:09 GMT

    Kiwi, these graduates must be too clever for that!

  • 30 Oct 2009 01:47:20 GMT

    There is a Nursing shortage in Sri Lanka and alao in the world.

    govt can retrain these people for nursing and send overseas in batches.

    No one thinks or why ?

  • 30 Oct 2009 08:07:00 GMT

    Their is a shortage of Dr as well so will that be next option? Good enough for Dr Mervin the marvelous

  • 9 Nov 2009 10:05:02 GMT

    It has no dout that almost all these unemployed garduates are Arts graduates eventhough they are reluctant to reveal themselves as Arts graduates. Arts graduates are the category of graduates produced in the highest number by our universities eventhough the job demand for them is the least. Moreover Arts graduates are produced externaly in stagering numbers. Ultimately the category of graduates having the least job demand has been produced in the highest number. Unfortunately foolish deans of Arts faculties have not realized this crisis. This is the main cause for graduate unemployement in Sri Lanka.

  • 9 Nov 2009 10:10:25 GMT

    It has no doubt that almost all these unemployed gradates are Arts graduates even though they are reluctant to reveal themselves as Arts graduates. Arts graduates are the category of graduates produced in the highest number by our universities even though the job demand for them is the least. Moreover Arts graduates are produced externally in staggering numbers. Ultimately the category of graduates having the least job demand has been produced in the highest number. Unfortunately foolish deans of Arts faculties have not realized this crisis. This is the main cause for graduate unemployment in SRO Lanka.

  • 9 Nov 2009 11:42:08 GMT

    Adding to sampathw. -

    Not only that.

    There are many external exams programmes offering Arts degrees. I had 5 people in our project office recruited for clerical and typing and office boy jobs. One of them got registered in such a course. Then realising he was passing tests with no difficulty all the others joined. After some time, now all of them are GAQ graduates. They were attending classes after the work. They talk about how the instructors (wanted to secure their places ) almost gave the answeres before exams.

    We spent money to train them for our work. But after 4 years all are fighting for graduate jobs. The funny thing is still they cant draft a letter correctly not only in English but in Sinhalese also. We had to correct silly mistakes again and again.

    One fellow got married to a nice girl of a respectable family `marketing` his degree status.

    Being a construction entity we have no work for Arts graduates. So we had to kept them in original job and status.