they mean by that? Education guides you to be the best of yourself.
In most other country in the world educational quality will always set out a beautify future for every teenagers. But in Nigeria we know we are trying to get that quality education but we are yet to get there.
Education and unemployment – Where we got it all wrong
As the saying goes
Do not let your background put your back to the ground
If your country education sector did not favor you why not plan for it to favor you?
I sat down some weeks ago thinking about Nigeria education, but where do we get it wrong? We also have our part to take. We(student) also worsen the situation in Nigeria by having the mindset of ‘After graduating I will start LOOKING for a good job’ . It is a good idea but not a perfect one. If this thinking is eradicated then unemployment rate will reduce in the country. But UsefulTunde- Then what should be in their minds if not that! just relax and read on.
IT ALL STARTED WHEN CHOOSING APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENT DURING SECONDARY SCHOOL DAYS
The bleeped up started from the secondary school level when choosing the appropriate department! So many future brilliant brains where miss lead through this stage.
For example: A parent will force a fantastic artist that can draw anything in the amazement of the eye to science department. Parent will force this kind of future art genius to join science department and study medicine and surgery in higher education. Probably because of selfishness of the parent. Or just to have a medical doctor in the family. He will now be struggling in science department, the least in the class. He would have been the best student in art department. This is mind disturbing and common among our parents.
Same goes to a naturally talented boy that can repair radio, television, phone chargers and some electronics naturally without being taught. Now guess the best department for this boy? ehmm! Science right yap! But parents will tell him to go to commercial in other to be a lawyer. This is called waste of talent.
Hey! buddy before you putting everything on parents’ head, students too have their part. Some student move to science department because their friends are in science department. Some jeopardize their secondary school because they believed that science is always the head of the school and highly recognized. All this are bad thinking that need to be eradicated in our minds.
Parents should be able to plan their children’s future right from the moment he/she start to talk. A very good parent will observe his/her children and note what he/she love to do. Some children love to draw, solve math, or sing then from there you will know the department to fix him/her. The next step should be getting instruments and bringing him/her around those things before choosing an appropriate course to study.
If parent fail to plan then students too is old enough to know department where he/she is perfectly fit in.
In the course of your secondary school it is a brilliant idea to learn a vocational training(handwork) but not any handwork but the handwork which go along with the department you are. Getting a computer skill is also an additional advantage because we are in a computerized century.
CHOOSING THE APPROPRIATE COURSE TO STUDY
Ya! you are brilliant and old enough to know what you want. This stage is very simple but yet deadly. It is simple because once you get it right you will just be the best of your kind. And it is also deadly because once you made the wrong choice then you join the struggle group.
You will use your department and handiwork to choose the appropriate course, as simple as that.
The problem here is that students will be thinking of doing a very high competitive course or course that favor family background or parent! Its not about that its about your choice and if it a competitive one then you get it easily.
Some will just choose any course just for graduating sake then they will graduate and added to unemployment rate in Nigeria.
You check the country situation before choosing a course of your desire.
WE ARE OUR OWN PROBLEM.
You need to choose an appropriate course here to enjoy your schooling and still graduate in a flying color.
That your family is wealthy doesn’t help here because you will just end up doing what you did not like in the future. You can probably be successful but not as successful as when you are on your track.
If every single stages are well observed
You will enjoy your schooling,be the best, get scholarships, make money and also even gather customers.
You are going to enjoy your schooling because you are learning what you love to do. Paying full attention won’t be your problem. You would have learned the piratical during your secondary school days as an handwork (vocational training).
When its all about your passion the best you give to it will make you be among the best in your department.
The knowledge in you will provide extra income for you withing the school vicinity. Just like a mechanical engineering student that have learn a side road mechanic work for years during his secondary school days. You know things will just be making sense when the lecture is teaching him. He will also force to help lecturers to repair their vehicles or fellow student vehicles which will fetch extra income.
You also gather customers, as your friends and lectures are your first customer that will advertise you(in the case of above scenario)
If we started gathering this kind of student in our society trust me we will advance technologically and other aspect as well
This kind of student will be an entrepreneur minded person because he/she will be stuffy enough to build a startup on whatever he/she acquired.
This kind of student will surly graduate with good grade and his skills portfolios will let companies started bidding for him.
SUCCESS IS OURS
FOR JAMBITE THIS IS WHAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR MIND
TO DO THE BEST YOU CAN DO IN SCHOOL AND START CREATING YOUR STARTUP NOT FINDING JOBS AFTER GRADUATING
75.5% of student just want to graduate and start looking for job.
Do you know that no matter years you use in a company you can never become the CEO else you will be retired and tired either you are tired of the job or not
Why is it comfortable for people to spend 10 years in a company in other to get an improved salary but can’t suffer 10 years to make your startup become company that will be giving salary worth what you will be given in a company after spending that 10 years!
The key is….