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Unemployment can be considered as one of the most serious issues which the government desires to implement appropriate methods to tackle. While it is believed that omitting the education in secondary schools is a rational approach, I advocate that secondary education also has a vital role to play.

Students graduating from primary schools cannot be well-placed people for the job market containing the fierce competition for some sound reasons. The first reason is that primary education only helps children acquire basic literacy. That is the reason why after graduating they can only read, write and make simple calculation without sufficient in-depth knowledge which is an indispensable requirement sought by almost every recruiter. Other than that, joining in workforce may be intellectually and physically demanding for primary graduates. Unless they are educated in secondary schools, they lose chances to engage in extra-curricular activities including group discussions and voluntary work, which means that it is impossible for them to develop social competence before entering employment.

On the other hand, the higher unemployment rate can be attributed to the disappearance of secondary schools for compelling explanations. First of all, they do not have ability to gain BA’s degrees that are necessary for white-collar jobs, which leads to the surplus of labor for blue-collar jobs. This is because knowledge students learn in secondary schools lays foundation for the application and acquisition of knowledge in tertiary education. Moreover, if all secondary schools are forced to close, thousands of teachers and the staff will become jobless.

All in all, closing secondary schools is not a practical way to curb the growth of the unemployment and even it can worsen the phenomenon.

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Double-posted.