Md. Abdullah Al Mamun
YES CENTER Blogger Group
Abdullah Al Mamun: Youth are the backbone of any country because the development of a country mostly depends on the integrated development of youth. Development in Bangladesh also depends on proper utilization of youth because they constitute about one-third of the total population. But the youth are suffering from various socio-economic problems, such as unemployment, underemployment, illiteracy, lack of technical education and training and the financial crisis for self-employment which causes mass poverty.
The progress of economic and social status depends on the active participation of an educated, trained and skilled youth force in the development process, but the youth do not get the opportunity to acquire such qualities. Consequently, they are not able to participate in the decision making process of development work as well as in their self-employment. Besides the technology-based education system, technology based institutions and vocational training are not developed adequately. So the youth do not have much opportunity to get technology-based professional education and training that can help them to get jobs, create self-employment, and develop their leadership qualities as well.