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Ghori youths struggle to find jobs as unemployment rate soaring

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KABUL: Ismail Rezayee completed his higher education but lack of job opportunism forced him to work as a shoemaker in Ferozkoh, the capital city of western Ghor province.

27 years old, Rezayee secured a degree at Ghor Institute of Higher Education. He was dreaming for a prosperous life as he was going through his higher education but ended up with an inverse destination after he was rejected many times for job occupation. He accused the government employment of corruption. “They (government officials) appoint those who have links (in government), there is no evaluation of talent,” he said.

Rezayee’s uncle, Abdul Qader said that he hoped his nephew would find a job in a government administration after completion of higher education. “But our hopes were turned down,” he Qader said.

Rezayee is just one of the thousands of youths who suffer from unemployment in the province. They complain about the administrative corruption and selective treatment in employment processes of the government. They also expressed frustration about the lack of experience level for the jobs requirement determined by the government.

Samim Sadat, who also holds a bachelor degree in Persian Literature, is complaining about joblessness. He called on the government to lay out a transparent process for employee recruitments.

But provincial officials rejected the allegation of corruption in the recruitment process.

Ghor Governor Spokesman, Zalmay Karimi said the exams were being conducted through a computerized process.

The officials termed the new laws of the independent administrative reforms and civil service commission as the main reason restricting the employment process.

Provincial acting head of the independent administrative reforms and civil service commission, Mohammad Nasim Mansoor said that article 7 and 8 of the civil service commission clearly explained the requirements of the job positions.

Afghanistan is struggling with a high rate of joblessness. Lack of jobs and a high level of violence looming in the country for decades forced thousands of Afghan youths to cross the borders illegally in order to make an end meet.

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