AFTER SECONDARY SCHOOL, WHAT NEXT ?
JAMB IS OVER
WAEC WILL SOON BE OVER
LOTS OF CONVOCATIONS CONCLUDED.
The question is…
PORT-HARCOURT CITY, what do you have in mind for the young school leavers?
UYO CITY, Is anything good awaiting them?
LAGOS, are you going to be nice with them?
ABA, How far…ha ga di kwa mma?
ASABA, KANO, BENIN, ETC, I hope destinies ain’t gonna be lost in your territory?
It is rather unfortunate that in Nigeria, we inherited an education system that graduates us as job seekers instead of job creators, but it’s high time we change the change…direct our own future, even if the government would not care about our future.
Right from time Immemorial, educational institutions graduate students in their numbers yearly, with hopes and dreams, imaginary bright future and high expectations in life, yet after few months, the expectations fade away like the sun returning to it’s abode.
The expectations of the young graduates changes to the marathon races of a million sperm cells which many dies off the track.
With shattered dreams, the youngsters resorts to a life of mediocrity without the hope of revival, they end in what they never wished for, never for once had they imagined it.
The horror of life in the labour force is incomparable, hours of toil, pain and disgrace in the hands of the big account owners is excruciating, yet they labour, for it is the menace of the blood thirsty city.
The Nigeria image problem started here.
We have made this mistake countless times, immediately after waec exams or convocations, the young school leaver and graduate, instead if learning the process of money, he or she needs a white-collar job, dreams of leaving in the happening city, but failed to realize that the street of the city is thirsty of the blood of your future.
Many, dead and gone, some in the prison, some in a hide out; freedom they had quest for, now is not be mentioned, as a result of seeking for greener pasture, some joined cultism, armed robbery, some prostitutes operating in the level of apostasy, they have become contemporary prodigal sons and daughters. hmm.
To those who have been here in the city, for years of toil without any tangible achievement, you would agree with me that, the years you have spent doing menial jobs after secondary school, hoping to save money and start something big or go to the university, which you have not yet achieved, had it been you learned a trade, it would have been profitable than rushing to make money because your friends have made money. Now you don’t need a soothsayer to tell you that, your life today is a result of the decision you took immediately you left school… wanting to be free from home, becoming a millionaire overnight, now you are afraid of going home empty handed because you have not achieved anything tangible.
Exploring the city after secondary school is not a crime, but do you have what to offer to the city….if not, the city will offer you what it has for you.
At the point you left your home to the city at 18+ no better educational qualification, no Craft-man-ship, then you are bound to do whatever the street offers you, my dear hold on a bit and learn something before going the city, else the city will use your blood to quench its thirst.
Money can always be earned, but you have to learn before you earn.
BE CAREFUL OF THE CITY
TO BE FOREWARNED, IS TO BE FOREARMED.