Do you agree with the Nagaland Governor's observation that 'our high literacy rates are not translating into jobs'? Give Reasons

Some of those who voted YES said: 
•    Yes, there is a big difference between being literate and being educated. Literacy is literally knowing how to read and write, but being educated is overall aspects ranging from thinking skills, aptitude, etc. Mostly, i assume, majority are just literate, being in top position or gold medallist in examination or even doing PhD, doesn't translate into job creation or employability, neither innovation nor solution, in their respective fields, so yes we are just literate, consumed by toxic competition rather than innovation or solution.

•    Jobs are not jobs unless it is government job

•    We are not exposed to commercial and digital world. Therefore, we lack entrepreneur and leadership skills. We should not live alienated with the other states and art. 371A should not be our stumbling block towards development.

•    We need skill education, not general studies.

•    Because our education system is inadequate and still does not provide the skills to be employable in the real world of work. Our education need to incorporate the skills to be employable and not just theoretical aspects.

•    Literacy rates are high but education and skill development rates are low.

•    Yes. It's not job oriented but bookish knowledge.

•    Yes...due to lacking of professional & technical knowledge

•    Absolutely true. Much to do with the antique education system that fails to upgrade/adapt., we also cannot exclude greedy political influence when it comes to seeking government jobs. Lack or insufficient employment opportunities in private sectors etc etc etc. Thus sure despite high literacy rate, it’s prone to collapse. It’s doomed from its very infancy and it’s no surprise not being translated into jobs.

•    Absolute Yes

    Reason 1 - Policy formulation by our government

    Reason 2- Unstable structure of our Administrative politics

    Reason 3- Lack of long term policies

    Reason 4- Our Education System (Memorising facts and getting good grades will evaporate as soon as the academic session is over)

    Reason 5- Poor infrastructure and maintenance

    Reason 6- Not maintaining the authenticity of the teachers

    Reason 7- Every Individual is corrupted

    Reason 8- Preference and prioritization of jobs… (We aren't willing to work in a lowly base salary once reaching the level of certain parameter)

    Reason 9- Lack of self generating abilities... and many more...

Some of those who voted NO said: 

Some of those who voted OTHERS said: 

•    Here, whenever we think of jobs, the first thought is about a "service" in the government sector. Getting a job is not related to literacy directly. An illiterate farmer already has a job. The question is whether he is satisfied with the income or if the income is sufficient to meet his basic needs.

•    It may or mayn't because backdoor appointment still lives among our state and on the other hand people inventive skills still lacks to its lowest like starting business, exploring outside state for jobs etc why wait for job opportunity!? Search job opportunity for oneself

•    As long as we bank on literacy to bring in job creation, we are in for a hell of a ride but we can learn that from China or Russia if we are to bank on literacy alone. Education that empowers the mind of an individual will bring in avenues where one can explore and at the same time create platforms for others to join the venture. Mass production of finished goods for mass consumption since the industrial age has propagated consumerism to the heights that we, as a society, look at progression of a human life from having a job or not. 74.04 per cent is the current national literacy rate while the unemployment rate is nothing to brag about. Most people who are employed in the unorganised sector in India happen to be the less literate ones who are exploited for their unawareness. As much as there is a need to consume and produce, we must start learning that the earth, that provides for all these production possibilities, is limited in its capacity to sustain our greed. And as such, we must start looking at literacy as an avenue that leads to educating one which further leads to creating choices in one to venture and lead a fulfilling life and not look at jobs as the goal of literacy. If most of our educated elders and the upcoming generations were knowledgeable enough, then the untapped potential in our rural regions can be explored but since we are only a highly literate lot, we will be content in looking for jobs and not in seeking ways to create work which ultimately creates jobs.

•    I am thinking what did I learn in college

•    Also, where are the job opportunities??? People who has money get the job nahoi not someone who has quality education and knowledge

•    Teaching and learning English is not the true sense of education, which is the belief for a lot of our Naga minds. Education encompasses holistic development. And by that we mean innovative mindedness to be able to see the other side of job/employment spectrum; government service should be the only option at our disposal.

•    Education system in Nagaland is focusing for High literacy rate only. It doesn't focus on quality education and competition level is absolutely low. See, a student who failed in Mathematics or science is promoted to class 11. That's why competition level is very low. In this era of competition, Literacy rate or grades doesn't count anymore.

•    I think it's high time to change our state's education system. The positive outcome shall occur only if all the education institutions together change the system. P.S: students are more worried about the completion of books' syllabus rather than analysing and trying to cope with this modern competitive environment.

•    Schools in Nagaland should start hosting or conducting more career counselling seminars or sessions when students reach class 10 and 12 so that they don't keep following the crowd without realising where their strengths can be applied to, and end up being unemployed. Forgive me if I am wrong but most schools in Nagaland are all about high pass percentage and high admission rates that they fail to offer students advice on which careers they should pursue in the future. 

•    People are hardworking here but everyone want to earn easy money... Only few studies keeping in mind about the competition in jobs.