Nigerian graduate burns academic certificates after 13 years of unemployment

Grace Ihesiulo
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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 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.

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

Meanwhile, A Nigerian man simply identified as Korede has burnt his Bachelor of Science, BSc and National Youth Service Corps, NYSC certificates.

In a video posted on Instagram, the young man was seen setting his BSc and NYSC certificates ablaze after being unable to get a Job five years after graduation. 

According to him, he graduated 5 years ago from the Ladoke Akintola University at the age of 23 and is yet to secure a job.

He added that he got admission to further his education in a Canadian University but was unable to go because he was not financially stable.

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