The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has a word of advice for Nigerian youths. In his recent speech, he said University degrees do not usher you into an El Dorado
The speech was read to graduating students during the 13th Convocation ceremony for the conferment of higher degrees, postgraduate diplomas and honorary degrees at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
On Friday, May 10, the president was represented by Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka at the convocation ceremony. While giving President Buhari ‘s speech which he read out, he said;
“You are cautioned that university degrees do not usher you into an El Dorado. It rather equips you with the competence to grapple with the ever-changing challenges of life, of which youth unemployment is a vexatious part. The Federal Government will remain undaunted in tackling the challenges of youth unemployment and underemployment through a matrix of initiatives.”
You may recall that President Buhari has stated that education is a wise response to Boko Haram’s ideology and insurgency in the country. This he said in Borno state as he praised the efforts of outgoing administration of Governor Kashim Ibrahim Shettima in promoting education as counter strategy to Boko Haram ideology and insurgency.