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Sri Lanka / Arts grads least employable, less paid

 (Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor) – Students following the Arts stream in higher education have the lowest employability rate ranging around 30%, the Higher Education Ministry has revealed.

According to ministry data, the employability of Arts graduates is 31.5%, while Management is 65%, Science is 68.7%, Agriculture is 69.5%, Medicine is 89.9% and Engineering is 95.1%.

“We did this research to identify which sectors in universities are suffering from unemployment and its weak and strong areas. We wish to address the shortcomings of the weaker sectors, to develop the employability of our students,” Higher Education Ministry Secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne told the Education Times.

The Higher Education Ministry has also looked at employment rates of graduates by universities, and found that the highest percentage of graduates employed is from Moratuwa University with 94.3%, followed by Wayamba University 83.1%, Colombo University 62.8%, Ruhuna University 59.4%, Kelaniya University 57.8%, Sri Jayawardenapura University 54.2%, Peradeniya University 53.8%, Rajarata University 53.4% and Southern Eastern University only 36.1%.

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via Arts grads lack English hence least employable, less paid | The Sundaytimes Sri Lanka.

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