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Low Employability Biggest Challenge: Vice President at the "11th Annual Convocation of the Jamia Hamdard"

Low Employability Biggest Challenge: Vice President at the “11th Annual Convocation of the Jamia Hamdard”

The Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari addressing at the “11th Convocation of Jamia Hamdard”, on the theme “Education, Empowerment and Employability”, in New Delhi on March 31, 2015.

The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that our education system, as a whole and at all levels, continues to suffer from the three problems of access, equity and quality. Despite the growth in recent decades, enrollment levels remain below the world average. Wide disparities exist in enrolment percentages across socio-religious groups, gender and geographies. Dropout rates continue to be high at the primary and secondary levels. The education sector is plagued by a shortage of well-trained faculty, poor infrastructure and outdated curricula. Resources as a percentage of GDP allocated to education remain at less than the required level. Addressing at the “11th Annual Convocation of the Jamia Hamdard” on the theme “Education, Empowerment and Employability” here today he has opined that given the direct correlation between education, employment and empowerment, the biggest challenge confronting us is low employability of our graduates passing out of the higher education institutions.

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