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Too many talented youth without a job

Published:Friday | July 11, 2014 | 12:00 AM


Jamaica's high unemployment rate continues to be a matter of grave concern. We are just past the season where the many high schools in Jamaica see an average of 200 teenagers graduating. How many of that number matriculate into tertiary institutions? In some instances, only a mere 20-30 get jobs and 40-45 get into a tertiary institutions. This leaves more than 100 persons who are left to sit at home doing nothing.

These persons, in some cases, have passed CXC subjects but either can't find the resources to move on or they couldn't go to college, based on classroom-size restrictions.

What then will our Government do about this? Measures need to be put in place to allow every Jamaican to be able to produce. We can't continue to have a minority of the society progressing. Brilliant minds are being wasted!


Islington, St Mary