PESHAWAR: “I have got a degree now but I am not sure if I would join my field,” said a female graduate after getting a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Peshawar.
With a hurrah, cheering graduates tossed up their hoods after they were awarded degrees at a convocation ceremony held recently but many females were not sure whether or what career or field they would or would not be joining.
“I am not very optimistic about my future. I didn’t have any guidance regarding why I should study journalism,” said a veiled Mehnaz, whose confusion was visible from her eyes.
Almost 500 graduates including 333 girls of the session 2011 were awarded degrees in different disciplines at the convocation but the girls, when asked about their future career plans, gave a pessimistic expression.
Some graduates said that they were finding it difficult to get a good job.
Others said that their degree might go waste as their parents or in-laws would not allow them to do jobs.
However, all those interviewed randomly admitted they were confused and did not know what to do after getting a degree.
“Girls often choose a subject because their friends have selected it but later they find their degree useless when they can’t get a job of their own liking,” said Neelam Shamsher, who is set to join a school as a teacher.