Poor Participation of Muslims in Training Programmes
P.K. Haneefa, Chairman of the Kerala State Commission for Minorities, expressed disappointment over the poor participation of minority community youth in various government-sponsored training programmes for clearing competitive examinations. Mr. Haneefa said that special funds sanctioned by the Union and State governments for the purpose were proving to be a waste with the lackadaisical approach of the targeted group. “There are exclusive coaching centres and sub-centres in every district to train minority community youth to prepare for Public Service Commission examinations, but only very few make use of the opportunity.” Hence, many PSC openings were remaining under-utilised by the targeted communities. Mr. Haneefa revealed that there were youngsters who approached the commission in search of job openings at the government sector without taking any personal pain to undergo training at any of the government-supported centres. “This kind of a lethargic and casual approach would take them nowhere in the highly competitive social environment.” The laxity was most visible in the Muslim community, he said.
(Extracted from http://www.thehindu.com)