[Indonesia Report] University graduates hard to find jobs due to their inability

Indonesian Minister of Manpower and Transmigraton, Muhaimin Iskandar (Photo:www.manpoweract.wordpress.com)

Unemployed  intellectuals in Indonesia are increasing due to the inability of graduates due to their lack of ability to secure a job opportunity.

This is one of the burdens of Indonesian Minister of Manpower and Transmigration, Muhaimin Iskandar.

“Paradigms and curriculum of higher education should be overhauled. They must have a plan to drive the productivity of human resources so that graduates are prepared to work and be a reliable workforce,” Iskandar said as state media reported.

According to a statistic from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), during August 2012, among the working population of Indonesia  totalling as many as 110.8 million people, graduates of elementary schools account for 49 percent or 53.88 million (48.63 percent) and graduates of junior high school 18 percent or 20.22 million people.

Meanwhile, the number of working university graduates are 6.98 million (6.30 percent).

Iskandar judged that the paradigm and curriculum of higher education institutes are targeted to yield as many graduates as possible, ignoring the quality of their graduates to have them find difficulties in job searching.

Meidyana Rayana Intern Reporter news@theasian.asia

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