Out of 25,000 IT graduates, only 5,000 get jobs a year: Minister

Government of PakistanOut of 25,000 IT graduates, only 5,000 get jobs a year: Minister

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Vice Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Huawei Pakistan Ray Yu called on the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in Islamabad on Wednesday.

In the meeting, matters concerning the progress on agreements made during Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s visit to China came under discussion.

   

Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui stated that youth of Pakistan can play a pivotal role in the development of the IT sector.

The science and technology minister said that every year, 25,000 IT graduates churn out from the universities in Pakistan; however, only 5,000 IT graduates get jobs.

“We have to equip the youth with training in modern technology to plug this gap,” he added.

The minister also stressed that There are immense opportunities for cooperation between Pakistan and China in the private sector that need to be harnessed in order to further enhance the partnership between the two Countries.

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