‘Youths should cut dependency on job market’: Zahid Russell

State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell said the country’s youths should prepare themselves to become an entrepreneur, decreasing dependency on the job market.

He made the remarks while addressing a programme as the chief guest at a city hotel on Tuesday.

Save the Children organised the research report sharing event highlighting the experience of the last ten years of their 'EYE (Education for Youth Empowerment)' programme.

The report shows that the rate of easy entry into the workplace of the technically skilled youth is much higher.

Zahid Ahsan said, “Development agencies and private sector cooperation with the government is very much needed to prepare the youth for the future. In addition to employment, we also need to create entrepreneurs. We have to work together to create a smart generation for smart Bangladesh.”

At the event, the youths also gave suggestions and opinions on the development of the strategy paper for the 'EYE' programme.

Director-General of the Department of Youth Development Md Azharul Islam Khan, Youth and Sports Secretary Mesbah Uddin, senior economist of World Bank Syed Rashed Al Zayed Josh, Save the Children Country Director in Bangladesh Onno van Manen and Director of Food Security and Livelihood Tania Sharmin and other officials from government and private sector were also present at the event.

Source: United News of Bangladesh