Graduate Employability: Employers’ Perception Survey Report 2018 finds employers did not hire fresh graduates merely on basis of ‘high grades’

One of the major failings of the Pakistani higher education system is the discord between the curriculum and the needs of the industry. Most graduates that make their way into the Pakistani job market have no clue about what the employers expect of them or what are the skills needed to perform in a particular role.

The worth of educational qualifications can be deduced from the quality and meaning they add to a student’s life and the ways they prepare them to face professional challenges and obstacles. Linkages between universities and industry play an integral role in paving successful career prospects for students. Through these linkages, universities not only provide their students with a much-needed professional boost and multiple career prospects but also assist them in building positive industry connections.

English Language & employability might be more closely connected than thought earlier. Here is what Pakistan Needs to Focus on for now.

Pakistan has one of the youngest populations in the world with nearly 60 % population under the age of 29.Yet surprisingly, the highest unemployment rates are found among young people educated above matriculation level. This is a growing challenge which unless addressed on emergency basis, has the potential to transform the young work force advantage into a tragic liability.