A willing and able person who cannot find a job is given the title of unemployed. /When person who is willing to do work and also has the ability to do so cannot find a job, they are given the title of unemployed. Willingness to work can come about for a number of reasons such as the desire to escape from poverty or attain a higher standard of living. The problem comes in with the ability of that individual to earn a stipend. With the annual population growth being 1.8% during the last four years, nearly a million workers are being added to the workforce every year. However despite such vast potential at hand, the employment rates are creating an unfavorable environment.
Nearly 60% of the population is in the ‘economically productive’ age group and with the alarming fact that the rate of youth unemployment in Pakistan is 8%, higher than the overall unemployment rate of 6% this year. Almost half of the Pakistani workforce is unemployed according to the figures released by the Pakistan Economy Watch. The low growth in labour productivity has not matched the rising labour force and due to the low literacy rate coupled with ongoing economic depression, poverty is constantly growing.
Since the scientific revolution and the times of the Age of Enlightenment, our knowledge and the way we are educated has progressed through the advancing scientific methods. In our modern times, colleges give us the option of studying, for example, applied science or theoretical science. Our primary education sector /According to data from the International Labour Organization, the /Our primary and secondary education are to an extent meeting modern standards of education but the problem lies with the Tertiary sector. Unemployment and poverty have affected not only our country but the world. The foundation of the eurozone crisis lies with the 11.8% unemployment rate, up from .1% in only a month. Close to 19million in the 17-nation zone have been affected. The risk of poverty is constantly growing, and has become a global issue.
Thoughtfully executed management of (social norms and expectations ) our agricultural sector can prevent the takeover of foreign companies along with the loss of jobs due to mechanization. The modern education as it is seen today consists of learning through the mediums of technology, that being the computer,projectors and the internet. The way I see it, the cramming of facts and dates and rote learning does not benefit our society, instead a practical aspect of learning needs to be taught by the government and private institutions.
According to various records, with 50% of our population being women, the number of girl enrolling in middle school is alarming. Science has always fascinated children, but with time the motivation dies down. Reading a textbook surely giving us the knowledge but in the end we learn, give exams and forget. A practical demonstration on the other hand would enable the child to grab the idea better, en-rooting the knowledge permanently in their minds. The government has to not only focus on successfully executing growth-oriented policies but manage our agricultural sector.