Goa CM Pramod Sawant bemoans graduate youth in the state

While asking for students' mindsets to change with regard to government jobs, Sawant urged teachers to play a major role in counselling pupils.

IANSUpdated: Thursday, October 06, 2022, 09:07 PM IST
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Goa CM Pramod Sawant |

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday lamented the state of Graduate and Post Graduate youths, who are so 'desperate for government jobs' that they are ready to work at very junior posts.

"This mindset needs to be changed and the youths need to look beyond government jobs," CM Sawant said.

"Youths only look for Lower Divisional Clerks (LDC) posts, despite being Graduates and PGs. If the posts are not available, then they even settle for posts below it. I will refrain from spelling out the reasons as later, I will be criticised for it," he further added.

Such a mindset needs to be changed. "For this, we need to bring change in all areas, specially in the IT sector and also in mindsets. We all need to come together and work," Sawant said here.

Sawant made this statement while signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the top four skilling start-ups Navgurukul, Newton School, Entri, and Unlu to give training to youths in various areas.

He said that these four programmes will help Goan students to get trained in their areas and to find jobs with good salaries.

Teachers, he said, should play a major role to counsel students to choose their careers. "Compared to parents you can have a greater impact. You can convince them better than parents. It is your responsibility (to show the right way to students)," Sawant said while addressing the teachers.

"Goa has a hope to become the education and knowledge hub of the country. We have taken several steps in this direction in recent years. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, the country has seen a big revolution in education, Goa is committed to being part of it," he said.

"We are committed to bringing in more investment in education, Information and Technology, and knowledge services in order to create jobs for Goans," Sawant said.

"Goan youths only look for government jobs. The government is trying to bring non-polluted industries to the state. We have spoken to large software companies to establish their offices in Goa so that jobs are created here," Sawant said.

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