Third Protest against Unemployment
On 27 July 2009, Social Science graduates organized the fifth
peaceful and licensed protest outside the gates of the Ministry
of Education demanding to be employed in the education sector. They
pointed out that they were not included in the job vacancies of
the Ministry. They also demanded both chambers of the Parliament
(the House of Representatives and Shura and NGOs) to support them.
On the other hand, female graduates in the multimedia field,
who were sent to Britain on scholarships, complained about the lack
of jobs two years after their graduation and wondered why they were
sent on scholarships in the first place. On 12 July 2009, the Crown
Prince, Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al- Khalifa, in his quest to solve
the problem ordered the formation of the Committee for Training
and Employment of Graduates. The Committee is headed by the Minister
of Labour and includes six members from other governmental institutions.
The task of the Committee is to train the unemployed and find appropriate
jobs for them.