Uncertain future for school-leavers
Their studies have been anything but normal this spring. Because of the corona virus, pupils have had classes at a distance.
Zekrulah has had theoretical lessons by video. He thinks it has worked well. But he went to school for practical training such as driving lessons in a lorry. Keeping at a distance has not been a problem.
– I took my heavy vehicle license in January, he says, showing us proudly.
Zohra thinks learning at a distance was rather hard.
And she had been looking forward to going on a student trip to Spain, and to driving round on the back of a lorry after 'utspringet', but all that has come to nothing. A lot of her classmates are disappointed.
”I want to go on and study at university, but I must have a permanent residence permit to do so”Zekrulah Ahmadi
She got no information on how to apply to a university or college during the period of learning at a distance. So she missed the last date to apply for the autumn courses.
– I'll just work for a bit and apply for the spring term instead, she says.
Zohra has worked for some time as a home help. She enjoys the work.
For Zekrulah it is stressful in a different way. He must find a permanent job within six months to be allowed to remain in Sweden.
– It puts a strain on me. I want to go on and study at university, but I must have a permanent residence permit to do so. And you can only get that if you have a permanent job.
Lives: In Knislinge.
Education: Has studied on the vehicle and transport programme at Framtidsgymnasiet. Is going to work as a lorry-driver and collect household refuse for Renhållningen this summer.
Lives: In Knislinge
Education: Has studied at Söderportgymnasium on the social science program, behavioural science line. Is going to work as a home help this summer.