The Downside Of Degrees In Nigeria And The Realities Of Young Nigerians (OPEN)



The Down Sides Of Degrees In Nigeria And The Realities Of Young Nigerians . Photo Credit: File
The Down Sides Of Degrees In Nigeria And The Realities Of Young Nigerians . Photo Credit: File

As young Nigerians graduate with different kinds of class of degree from the university, so do their realities after school differ.

For a very long time now, Nigerians have been struggling with the quality of education they receive at their tertiary level of education as the country’s educational system has been very poor.

It’s no news that Nigeria’s educational system is one of Africa’s poorest as no Nigerian universities has ever made it to a standard list of top ten universities in Africa. Yet, the country claims to be the giant of Africa.


So we don’t digress from the issue at hand, you should have a hint of the current condition of the naira or the country’s economy at the moment.

There is no doubt that poor educational system in Nigeria has contributed to why thousands of graduates are jobless in the country currently as no establishment in this face of new technology is ready to deal with a mediocre.

Another factor that disturbs Nigeria’s educational system has to do with corruption which involves both the students and their teachers.

There are countless scenarios where “graduates” got graded based on how much money they were able to give to their lecturers. This trend has also contributed to why lots of Nigerians are academically lazy.

Generally, it is hard for an employee at the end of the day to come up with a good employment decision based on the grades available to them by these graduates.

This does not in any way change the fact that there are other young Nigerians who graduate with the best of results strictly due to their hardwork and extra-school works.

What is more disturbing is the fact that these brilliant and smart graduates who either graduated with first class or otherwise for some funny reasons, don’t get deserving jobs as compared to those who got their grades mischievously.

Now, the question is, should one’s class of degree really determine their employment opportunity?

What can be done to encourage academic seriousness among Nigerians students?

Where is Nigeria’s educational system generally getting it wrong and what can be done to salvage the situation?


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