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“Necessity, the mother of invention”

Dear Editor,
It is with great privilege that I send this letter in hopes of bringing light to one of the common problems that students face in our society. As a young adult who is in the pursuit of success, the terror that haunts my psyche would be of not finding a career in which I can blossom. In our country, the level of employment for graduating students is very low and, with the increasing demands for qualifications and experience at an all-time high, students now more than ever are facing the harsh reality of being unemployed despite investing time, sweat, and tears into completing their degrees. This problem should not be ignored or dismissed, for the mere fact that our students who can provide so much to our country are having limited opportunities to do so.

Hence, due to my personal experience in seeing educated and qualified individuals fail to gain a job opportunity, I wondered what I can do to remedy this situation. Although I may only be one person, the will I have to find a solution is fueled by those who refuse to give up on their dream jobs and who do not understand the meaning of giving up. To me, the most beneficial solution to this crisis would be the expansion of our employment range. What I mean by this is that people are hired not only for the experience they possess, or the affiliation they have, but for their merits. Furthermore, I cannot stress enough that in order for our country to move forward, it is necessary that we do not lower the standard of qualification. This may appear unreasonable, but it is important that the development of the country is taken into account also.

However, even if the qualitative standards remain, by opening new employment branches, i.e. creating facilities that will aid in the prosperity of the country by incorporating graduated students, we could in essence reduce the strain of unemployed graduates. An example of how newly graduated students may become employed would be as extracurricular teachers. In schools, a problem that is always present is that of struggling students.

Not all students learn at the same pace, and this is where the new graduates would come in handy. Since they are just recently graduated and may not have the full qualifications as a teacher, the amount of pay the person would receive would not be the same. Nevertheless, the person would get paid. In this scenario, the graduate who lacks the confidence and experience of teaching can develop them in a controlled environment. The graduate would lecture the small number of students each day and thus too would benefit by learning how to educate minds before actually going to lecture as an official teacher.

Of course, no plan is perfect, for there will be a question as to what these facilities will be and how well they function, but Plato said it best: “Necessity [is] the mother of invention”. Out of the necessity to solve this problem, ideas and plans will be created to ensure success, because all those who have sacrificed so much for their education deserve to see their dreams come to fruition.

With this in mind, all I can say is that I hope that a prosperous tomorrow may find its way into the heart and lives of those who seek it. I thank you for taking the time to read this, for it is of the utmost importance that the voices of students be heard and aided.

Mynor Lorenzana

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