Tuesday, 15 January 2019

The Grotesque Condition of the Nigerian Graduate

I am of all men, most bemused by the prevalent increase in the rate of unemployment in a country like Nigeria. Students are busy graduating in high numbers from the walls of a glorified prison called a "university", but still rely on their parents even after they have become "graduates". One faithful day, The Lord Jesus spoke to My hearing & said to Me,"Son, the devil does not fight a man from being educated, rather he fights the truth of it in a man". That He said, is the reason behind people going to "school" & yet having nothing to show for it. The Lord Jesus Christ further spoke to Me & said "Son, education whether physical or spiritual has come to do three basic things in a man's life. Firstly, to give him freedom, secondly to empower him & lastly to establish him. Whether you're yet to be or already a graduate, it will be in your best interest to ask yourself this pertinent question "Are these three things a truth in Me?" or are you still struggling to find a footing in life, even after you've become a graduate. You're busy going about with your file under the scorching heat of the sun rays looking for an job opportunity that has gone into oblivion of which you will still be rewarded with a monthly stipend which you call "salary" after usurping 360hours of your destiny as an "official slave" to a man like you. Although you're a graduate but you still go ahead to learn a trade or skill after you've finished school, which is still another form of education for a good number of years commensurate to the time you've spent going to school & then after that you start hustling to become someone thereafter. What a wasted investment! Why do we keep going round the circle over & over again? We live in a country, where one is termed an "illiterate" provided he/she didn't pass through the university. But this I say, is a wrong misconception & an irrational perspective of the original truth. A person who can read & write is literate, irrespective of his/her educational qualification. This is the reason. a medical graduate cannot learn a skill or a trade, because he/she sees it as demeaning to his/her "profession" & yet they barely have enough to eat. Some "lawyers" can't even afford a "three square meal", let alone taking care of a woman or even the responsibilities associated with child upbringing. They are busy suffering & smiling. They hold their titles & educational qualification in high regard & still prefer to live from "hand to mouth". What an aberration! The best thing that education can give you is to make you a literate; able to read & write. Anything other than that will surely be your own bargain.

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The Grotesque Condition of the Nigerian Graduate

I am of all men, most bemused by the prevalent increase in the rate of unemployment in a country like Nigeria. Students are busy grad...