Job seeking youths of the district demanded holding of all job tests of government and non-governmental institutions in divisional headquarters.
The demand was made at a human chain in front of Kurigram Press Club yesterday.
Graduate in English Amzad Hossain, 28, convener of Chakri Prottashi Juba Sangathan, at the rally said Kurigram people are at higher poverty level than other districts in the country.
“To take any job test in Dhaka, we have to face various troubles, including financial and accommodation crisis. We, the poor educated youths, cannot attend many tests even though we are eligible for the jobs,” he said.
Sahedul Islam, 27, member secretary of the job seeking youths' organisation, said “I am searching for a job since I completed my MA degree in English in 2013.”
They have to spend Tk 250 to Tk 900 to apply for a job. They spent around Tk 8,000 for pre-test, written test and viva voce while the tests are held in Dhaka. It is impossible for them to spend such huge amount, said Sahedul
“Sometimes, we could not attend the job test in Dhaka when more than two tests are to be faced in a month. We will need to spend around Tk 600 instead of Tk 8,000 if the tests are held in Rangpur divisional headquarters,” he said.
Another job seeker Rasheda Khatun, 25, said they face crisis of accommodation in Dhaka.
If all tests are held in the divisional headquarters concerned, they can return home the same day after attending the tests, she said.