Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

HEC and higher education 
Publication Year : 2021

On the surface, the predicament of the skilled labor market in Pakistan is a rather perplexing dilemma. The ever-increasing number of graduates and post-graduate degree holders that our universities churn out every year often complain about the lack of job opportunities in the market. But on the flip side, if one was to be in a hiring manager’s position, one probably would realize the difficulty of finding someone competent enough to fill in most job positions. The issue then in the country is not of ‘quantity’ but rather of ‘quality’ when it comes to higher education attainment.

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