Panaji: Women pharmacology students in Goa either end up as housewives or do not work night-shifts after marriage, which results in wastage of their education and deprive other deserving candidates of their opportunity, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Friday.
Parsekar was speaking to reporters at the state secretariat and also trying to emphasise on the need to create safe overnight shelters or special residential facilities for women near industrial areas, to encourage them to take up night-shifts, especially those working in the state's pharmaceutical industry.
Parsekar said: "About 95 to 98 per cent of the Pharmacy college students admitted are girls... many of these educated girls become housewives and after marriage are not willing to work night shifts."
He added that in a batch of 50 at the state's only Pharmacy college, located in Panaji, one could find only one or two male students.
"There's no use of their education and, because of this, others lose their opportunity," Parsekar said, adding that his plan of starting safe, overnight residential facility for women in key industrial areas could help tide over the problem.
Parsekar also said that one of the important reasons why women were not being offered employment in Goa was because it was "difficult to put women on night-shifts, or they are not willing to go on night shifts in Goa".