EDUCATION AND JOB CREATION By Adeogun Kayode


EDUCATION AND JOB CREATION
By
Adeogun Kayode

Nigeria

 

Education and job are connected because once you get both right, you automatically
are fixing the prevalent social vices in the society. If children go to school, they
are not likely to be available as tools in the hands of bad elements. 

That Nigeria currently have the world's highest number of out-of-school children is
enough cause to declare an emergency and that we haven't declared an emergency on
that front is an emergency itself. 

We are killing the future by borrowing from it today but even worse is the fact that
we are not even equipping the future we are borrowing from with the right education
to help to pay the debts accrued by their irresponsible progenitors. Double
"wahala."

Worthy of note, however, is that the unemployment crisis in the country keeps biting
harder, slowly hauling stories of regrets at the doorsteps of many graduates. 

It is no gainsaying that one of the places where touts and illiterates abound in
their numbers in Nigeria is the motor parks. In fact, it has become a rhetoric to
use it to describe people who constitute nuisance. 

But as notorious and fearful as these parks have become, especially in Lagos, it is
worthy of note that thousands of graduates now form a part of the much-despised
population, struggling to earn a living, while paying homage to the touts,
prostrating for them and doing everything possible to curry some favour from them. 

Motor park is presumably a place where eloquence or chains of degrees do not count,
and in certain cases, they tend to work against the holder. The park also qualifies
as a place where serenity is in short supply. 

Thus, graduates who have taken up unemployment as 'danfo' drivers in these parks
confessed to living a life of frustration. To any careful observer, their
frustration about their current status is usually conspicuously written all over
their faces but they try so hard to hide it and manage to flash a brief smile
occasionally while conversing... What a pity!

Going forward, Nigeria will have to swallow some bitter pills to heal itself of its
current and impending malaise or it would go crumbling down like a pack of cards. 

We must come to a place of realization, that we either set this country aright and
enjoy the fruits its progress together or we continue in our way and have it crumble
on all of us. 

Those who think having houses abroad or having spare passports will exempt them from
the shame of happenings in Nigeria should think twice again. As is it today, despite
your having foreign houses and spare passports, Nigeria will still find a way to get
to you, wherever you are, the world over. We can't escape Nigeria altogether, we can
only pretend to escape it. 

Hence, education and job creation should be given priority. 
From Adeogun Kayode. A motivational speaker, a business consultant and a prolific
writer.

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    even worse is the fact that
    we are not even equipping the
    future we are borrowing from
    with the right education
    to help to pay the debts
    accrued by their irresponsible
    progenitors. Double
    “wahala.” ” well inked.

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