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.