The phrase “brain drain” is one that we frequently overuse. The post-pandemic global era is undergoing rapid change. We belong to a global community. This adage is now more prevalent than ever.
Bangladeshi youth have adopted this proverb into their hearts, and as global citizens, they prefer to emigrate from their home nation and establish themselves overseas.
In recent years, Bangladesh is experiencing a greater than-ever brain drain. Typically, the term “brain drain” refers to highly educated and competent individuals leaving their native nations to live elsewhere.
According to UNESCO, Bangladesh experiences a brain drain each year in which 70,000–90,000 people leave the country. The youth make up about 40% of the population. And, I’m sorry to say, the majority of them hope to join in the brain drain.
This is entirely justified. Personally, I was upset by the exodus of smart people. But as of right now, I agree with this notion. Why won’t I?
Bangladesh ranks in the top 20% for the indicator “Human Flight and Brain Drain”, according to World Bank statistics from 2021, with a value of 7.00 on a scale of 10.00. Bangladesh came in at number 31 out of the 173 nations.
Being a young person, what I demand from my country is in some ways unmanageable. Where is my right to free speech? I must speak up against any sort of terrible deed in the nation, don’t I? Even if we don’t know if we will return home safely, we are unable to move around freely.
Since social media significantly impacts our lives, we are now aware of how developed nations view their young people. Then we take another look at the current circumstances. We figure out the answer and get ready to go. We intend to lead easy lives after graduation by obtaining a regular job.
Then the unpleasant reality hits. All of a sudden, we realise that the education we receive at university is useless. As we stutter, we check the surroundings. What are the surroundings like? We can see the stress of the family, traffic congestion, lack of a standard of living, anarchic society, violence, political influence, etc. When depressed, we feel like running away.
In all honesty, the direction for migrating abroad is shown by our political leaders. How many of our political figures keep their loved ones in Bangladesh, including their families and children? I believe the response is all we know.
To make money and give their kids a chance at a better life in the west, they use this nation. This is in fact happening. Can our nation, therefore, hold us responsible for the brain drain? Not in my opinion.
Given the current economic situation, we have little hope of being able to live here. Obviously, we have a duty to serve our nation. Everyone actually desires to serve. But the de facto government must comprehend what its citizens want.
Please provide us with a suitable setting in which to raise our children. Bangladesh is our own country and is dearer to us. Both the nation and ourselves need each other. The youth desire a stable economy, democratic rights distribution, personal safety, quality education, and access to jobs.
Nobody, in my opinion, would want to leave if our government provided those. In our nation, these abilities have been cultivated and enhanced. However, other nations savour the rewards. This is inadmissible.
It’s high time the nation advanced and welcomed its children home. A wise investment always yields the best results. What causes Bangladesh to lose its future investments, then?