He was photographed in his graduation costume, with some sheep on a Kurdish mountainside. The Kurdish student who graduated earlier this year as one of the best of his year from the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Duhok, had not been able to find a job, and therefor joined his brother as a shepherd.
Citing the young man who said he would like to continue
studying for a Masters and Doctorate of Philosophy, but that the
economic crisis and lack of support from the government had compelled
him to become a shepherd, his fate drew the attention of the Kurdish
Message: bright young man wasted years of studying because the government does not help him get a job.
Apart from the hardship the economic crisis in the Kurdistan
Region is causing him, the very expectation that the government should
give fresh graduates a job is very much part of the cause of the crisis.
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