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The education sector should be much more than just producing graduates in their thousands annually/Balarabe Garba Yakubu

Even the plateau state governorship debate I witnessed live did not convince me enough the candidates have any viable plan for education.
The education sector should be much more than just producing graduates in their thousands annually.
What is the use of a graduate who cannot think beyond distributing CVs around for jobs?
What is the use of a graduate who cannot sell his/her iphone and use the money to start up a business and see how it grows?
I was discussing with some 200 level students of Unijos and I was greatly surprised to learn from them that they don’t know of any business they can start with N50,000.00
These guys were not thinking of say cultivation of grains or buying/selling of grains, or doing a small number of birds poultry, or roasted fish business in the evening at joints and so on. University students oh. It’s the same all over the country, just that I happen to be in Jos and I engaged the students of UJ.
In my own view the entire education system of the country needs to be amended to include skills acquisition. For instance, carpentry, welding, farming, poultry, fish farming, tomatoes, pepper, onions and other vegetables growing, and so on. Some should learn marketing/selling skills.
One dude that started palm oil business three years ago have become a household name now. Travel to the south east and buy, come down to the north and sell. Make a small margin and go back again. After like 5 trips it becomes a routine that generates income for you.

I will vote for the "cameroonian",,,but mark you he is is not speaking authoritatively on education.He should ask what…

Posted by Benjamin Amaechi on Monday, February 4, 2019

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