Frustrated Nigerian graduate laments, burns academic certificates

...says certificates are useless

A frustrated Nigerian graduate of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, identified as Olutimain Alvin has burnt all his academic certificates.

Alvin set all his certificates from primary school to university ablaze following his inability to secure a good job after 13 years of graduation.

In a viral video on social media, Alvin said: “I graduated in 2010, did my NYSC in 2011. Over 13 years, I have not used these certificates to do anything. It is better to even be illiterate than to have useless certificates.

“What is the essence of a certificate when I have to drag jobs with illiterates ever since I graduated”, he asked.

He added that the certificates are rendered useless even when travelling out of the country and had been unable to sleep in the last week after he recalled that all the jobs he had done for the past 13 years were jobs that rendered his certificates useless.

He, however, advised parents to ensure their children learn skills that can enhance their productivity without relying on a white-collar job.

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