In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Delinking of jobs from degrees is one of the (1) features of our education (2). There has been a (3) fall in (4) in the academic field in recent years. There is a (5) of degree holders in the country, as a result, university degrees have (6) their value and charm while the number of students in colleges and universities of the country has been (7) rising. Consequently thousands of graduates and post graduates come out of these institutions and stand in queues waiting to get some (8) job’s (9) in the country. Moreover, these degree holders do not have any technical or vocational knowledge needed for a particular job. As a result, the number of educated unemployed has been rising (10). It has created a very serious problem.
Which of the following suits best for the blank (9).