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Submitted by Anonymous on
It is a pleasure to see that initiative of this nature is been organised to generate a successful dialogue. Lack of clarity and consistency in youth policies has also impeded youth development. Too frequent political changeovers have impacted the implementation of government programmes for youth; for example, the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) finds it difficult to reach long-term goals because of changes in the political leadership and the consequent changes in policy objectives and programmes. NYSC has discontinued many youth programmes it had been implementing such as Thurunushakthi ( a television programme and youth camp), Sahasra ( Job information Centre) etc. I wonder weather or not the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) recognizes that it is the responsibility of the NYSC to take such initiatives forward with concrete actions. Just making a presentation about few leadership and entrepreneurial skills w workshop should not be the work should be delivered by the NYSC. As the authorized, state funded (tax money of innocent parents of rural youth) council NYSC should ask them selves ‘what have they done to formulate a youth policy?. It would be a waste of time to talk about organisations if they can not even organise a ‘Sharamdana’ in villages as a result of loosing their credibility.