To be employed after the completion of tertiary institutions is not as easy as it used to be. This situation has persisted regardless of which political party is in power.
Let me state emphatically that, I am in no way one of the politically affiliated writers in the country. I want to state this categorically because we live in a country where every single move is politicised.
In recent times, a lot of graduates have faced severe challenges in their bid to secure themselves a decent job in order to have a normal source of livelihood.
It is an open secret as to how some people pay colossal amounts as tips, linking fees, bribes or any other name given to it in order for one to find a job they are duly qualified for. The female graduates, especially, face a lot of sexual harassments in their attempt to secure themselves employment.
The few who struggle their way through to secure themselves a job are also facing series of victimization and other maltreatments that are frowned upon in any decent society. A lot of employees are really suffering under their employers because of the high rate of unemployment as a long-lasting phenomenon. Some employers blatantly ignore the requisite human relations in their work places and resort to the use of harsh words and inhumane treatments on employees.
The disheartening issue concerning this canker sometimes is that some of these graduates work under deplorable conditions but do not have any other option than to endure.
So, for the sake of bread, these graduates face a lot of issues ranging from health to religious to emotional and what have you.
Will this be the unspoken trend forever? And whose fault is it..?
By: Christopher A. Asante