– The inability to secure a job has led a young Nigerian graduate into burning all his certificates
– The man identified as Usman Abubakar tore the certificates into pieces before setting them ablaze
– Unemployment is one of the issues the country is battling with and Abubakar seems frustrated with it
A young Nigerian graduate identified as Usman Abubakar has reportedly burnt all his certificates over the inability to secure a job.
Part of the certificates burnt by the young graduate from Katsina state included the ones he obtained from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), higher institution and secondary school.
The frustrated young man gathered all the certificates, tore them into pieces before setting them ablaze.
Pictures of the ruined certificates have since gone viral on social media platforms.
It should be noted that unemployment is one of the issues facing many countries in Africa.
However, Nigerian youths are reported to be thinking out of the box instead of waiting for white-collar jobs.
The Nigerian youths are said to be acquiring skills even while in the higher institution so as to have something to fall back on if finding a job proves difficult.
In other news, a 33-year-old lady identified as Helana Darwin has taken to Twitter to express sadness over being unemployed despite having two masters degrees and a PhD.
Darwin said she felt like she went about her 20s all wrong, adding that higher education may be overrated.
“How am I 33 with two MAs and a PhD and still so precariously situated on the job market? ” she wrote.
“I feel like I went about my 20s all wrong… maybe-just maybe-higher education is overrated?” added the frustrated doctor.
According to her, being unemployed transcends disciplines, adding that it is systemic.
“As a sociologist, I’d like to encourage everyone weighing in here to zoom out and resist neoliberal individualist discourses,” she wrote.
“This phenomenon transcends disciplines. It is systemic. It’s no one person’s fault,” she added.
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