50% Of Indian Students Will Not Have the Skills For Getting A Job – UNICEF Head
In a stern warning, UNICEF or The United Nations Children’s Fund has declared that more than 50% of Indian students and students from other South East Asian nations do not have the required skills for getting a job.
This can be treated as a warning, and an alert for students seeking a job in the 21st century.
50% Of Indian Students Don’t Have Skills For Jobs!
UNICEF head Henrietta H Fore has declared that the gap between skills and demand in the job market is increasing, and South Asian students are at a receiving end.
Indirectly blaming the existing educational system, and the role of teachers, she said that more than 50% of South East students lack any skills, which can give them jobs in the 21st century.
She said, “Every day, nearly 100,000 young South Asians – a large sports stadium of young people – enter the labour market, almost half of them are not on track to find 21st century jobs. South Asia is at a critical juncture, with a limited window during which it can reap significant demographic dividends from its talented and capable youth.”
This warning has to be taken seriously, considering that its coming directly from UNICEF, and based on their report on skills set and learning capabilities of South East students.
UNICEF Report On Skills and Learning: Dismal For India
As per UNICEF report: Special edition of GBC-Education’s 2030 Skills Scorecard, only 19% of Indian students right now are on track to reach the learning benchmark, as prescribed by UNICEF.
And by 2030, only 47% of the students will be able to reach that benchmark.
Sri Lanka, with 61% score has the best benchmarks, whereas Maldives with 16% is the worst. 2nd worst is India with 19%.
Henrietta H Fore has said that only employment and jobs can lift the poor countries out of misery, and if something is not done right now, then it will be an emergency in the days to come.
She said, “Get it right, and millions could be lifted out of poverty. Fail to do so, and economic growth will falter, youth despair will rise, and further talent will be lost to other regions..”
Earlier, IBM head had warned that Indians don’t have the skills to get a job in the IT industry.