The problmatique called youth unemployment

The recent announcement by the Ministry of Youth Sport and Culture to introduce the Graduate Volunteer Scheme has brought to the fore raw emotions that have been bubbling beneath the skin of many people, particularly, unemployed graduates.

In the consequent, some social commentators, yours truly to be specific, have been guillotined, vilified etc on social media such as Facebook.

The guillotining, lynching and vilification has been taken beyond the social media as amply instanced by an opinion piece by Kago Mokotedi on Mmegi and The Botswana Gazette newspapers [Graduate Volunteer Scheme – mediocrity at its best] on 14 April, 2015. This piece is actuated by Mokotedi’s opinion letter and past Facebook posts and, primarily, seeks to address the principles of the debate on youth unemployment.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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