Sad as University Graduate Burns All His Academic Papers After Landing Same Job as School Dropouts
An enraged Nigerian man, Olutimain Alvin Lanre, has taken a drastic step by setting fire to all his school certificates, ranging from primary school to university.
In a viral video, the frustrated individual expressed that his academic qualifications had proven futile since his graduation, spanning a period of 13 years.
Lanre, an Ajayi Crowther University graduate who completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 2013, lamented that despite his educational achievements, he found himself limited to jobs meant for those without formal education.
This predicament rendered his hard-earned certificates seemingly useless.
During the video, Lanre passionately argued that it might be more beneficial for young people to acquire practical skills rather than invest years in formal education, only to end up with certificates that do not translate into viable opportunities.
Displaying his certificates, he set them ablaze, emphasizing his frustration at not being able to leverage them for meaningful personal or professional advancements.
While some netizens empathized with Lanre’s sentiments, others criticized him for what they deemed a hasty and drastic action.
The video, originally posted by @perfectskones and @ngozikan, sparked a range of reactions on social media.
Some questioned the effectiveness of his message, suggesting alternative means of expressing his grievances, while others saw his act as a poignant expression of frustration with the Nigerian system.
@therealmifo commented: “Coloured photocopy machines dey. Who are you fooling?” @HarunaNuhu said: “Valid points but rash action to take.”
@OkoronkwoJohns1 said: “He is expressing frustrations of Nigeria as a country.”
@2023best_is_35 said: “I have enlarged mine. They are in my sitting room. It is a reminder for me not to allow my children to study useless courses in this country. Rather, they will go for professional courses.”