I was reading an interesting piece on the topic that says "Education breeds waste, gullibility and stupidity" today. While I do not agree with most things the author said, I tend to seem to agree with a vital point he made using the illustration or a secondary school dropout and a university graduate.
Education is a rigorous process going through several stages and spending so much just to acquire knowledge and maybe some basic skills or not. The dream of every graduate is to land a job with at least 4 zeros and so we search online looking for jobs that has what we believe we deserve and truth is many do not find these types of jobs as the few available are either left for those who have godfathers or given to the best of bests after a series of interviews using Nigeria as a case study.
The educated will rather spend years hoping and searching for what they call "white collar jobs." A lot are not ready to be innovative or even take a risk. They don't want to do jobs they consider as "dirty menial jobs" unlike the uneducated who doesn't consider any job as not befitting. They are willing to do anything so long it is legal even if the pay is little.
The uneducated seems to be more visionary that the graduates of today. They look into the future. While the graduate is spending 5 years searching for a job with perfect number of zeros, the uneducated is learning a skill and soon he will become a master of his own. By then the educated would have been tired of job hunting and would be employed by this same uneducated as a secretary or an accountant with that same little pay he rejected 5 years ago.
Could this mean that sometimes we are the architect of our unemployment?
Someone once said, "We lie when we say there are no jobs, the fact is there are jobs but they are just not the type of jobs we desire".
Let me hear our opinion on the above subject matter.
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