Semester-end ‘chest pains’ as unemployment greets graduates

In limbo: 
The economy is pushing out thousands of graduates each year, but the economy has little room for their skills PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
In limbo: The economy is pushing out thousands of graduates each year, but the economy has little room for their skills PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

“In this country to survive and get a job, you need to know someone,” says John Ntshiwa, his sentiments clearly from a well of pain as an unemployed graduate.

His statements echo the experience of thousands of graduates who have been left exposed to the crushing realities of Botswana’s jobless economy.

As universities pause for the winter break, the class of 2023 is left to grapple with the spectre of joblessness, a situation that puts pressure back on families and leaves them with the responsibility of taking care of the young adults post-graduation.


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Government’s efforts commendable!

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