Graduate Problem , Public Service and Attitude
Posted by sadeepa palliyaguru on June 12, 2007
A Minister has told that most of the graduates in the public service are not doing a service worth to their salary. According to him they are just idling ..[Read the Story]
While Minister Maitripala is accusing these graduates on one side , the graduates are also demanding for “better salaries” and “positions suitable for their degree”. SLFP government provided some solution to the so called ‘graduate problem’ by absorbing them to the government service. It is questionable whether these graduates received proper training.
In my opinion the biggest issue is the ‘opinion’ of the graduates. Even after receiving their degree they think that government should ‘spoon feed’ them by providing them jobs. The popular slogan “Apata Rakiya Diyaw” is the best example for this. In my opinion most of the graduates are suffering from an inferior complexity. Due to this complexity they are hesitant to enter in to private sector which requires English proficiency and soft skills.
The “parrot” type class earners wont be able to perform at the private sector which is much more practical and pragmatic. Therefore the only available solution is entering government service. According to this article the graduates have become a liability rather than an asset.
“The Minister also said that some of them report to duty only on Wednesdays although the public office authorities have informed the government that all are efficiently employed.”
I think that a true paradigm shift is necessary to change this situation. The education should be more practical. On the other hand the graduates should also try to cure the dependency syndrome and their inferiority complex.