Issues Relating to Youths
The survey checked on various perceptions regarding the situation relating to the youth. There is severe unemployment among youths because they do not have the right skill sets to be employed and even if they have education, they cannot find jobs. These two perceptions are substantiated by a majority of respondents (51 and 78 percent respectively). Only 29 percent of respondents think that the youth get sufficient support from the Government. Severe consequences can be expected; with the prevailing unemployment, youth may take to drugs, they may become unruly and threaten peace and order, may be misled by extremists and can easily be swayed by incorrect values. The survey findings substantiate these hypotheses—about 80 percent of respondents think that drug abuse is a serious problem for today's youths; 56 percent believe that today's youths tend to be unruly and threaten peace and order; 50 percent consider that youths are misled by various organizations with extreme views and 34 percent think that that they can be easily swayed by incorrect social, political and religious values. Views of youths reflected in the survey correspond with the opinions of all respondents.
Percentage of respondents who agree or disagree with the given statements on issues related to youth
Economic future of youths
Most respondents believe that the economic future of youth can be undermined by a lack of motivation or ambition to succeed, frustrations caused by the ongoing political conflict, lack of support and incentives from government, lack of necessary education and skills and drug addiction. As seen already, these factors do exist currently—the ongoing political conflict is considered a major problem in the country, support and incentives for youth from the Government are largely lacking, youths lack the skills necessary to get jobs and drug addiction is a major problem for youths.
Factors that undermine the economic future of youth (all respondents)