Couldn’t get job with my first class and Masters – Man reveals why he relocated abroad

A Nigerian man who works in the United States has recounted the unfavourable experience that made him decide to leave the shores of Nigeria.

According to the Physicist known as Samuel Ajayi, he graduated with a first class degree and went on to get distinction in Master’s however, he struggled to get a lecturing job.

He said that he decided to go and do his PhD in Nuclear Physics abroad because no Nigerian university was interested in giving him a job as a lecturer.

Samuel Ajayi relocate to USA

In his words; “Left for my PhD in Nuclear Physics. Couldn’t get a lecturing job in Nigerian Universities with my first class Bsc and distinction Msc in Physics.

Interestingly, my Bsc advisor in Nigeria told me after my Msc that if it was in the old good days, with my results, I would have an office waiting for me in the department”

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Reacting, @TheHavilah_ wrote; This one irks me! A friend had a 3rd class B.Sc. Polished himself up, got 2 PGDs, an M.Sc, an M.Phil and had begun his PhD, only for a much older professor to trash his application coz “you didn’t have first class in B.Sc”

@Samuel_facto; An your relative left for the USA in less than 2 weeks he got a Teaching assistant job with his department of study, he has graduated since 2017 no job, nothing.

@amasan2305; You are sure an asset! Physics is the mother all sciences and invention!

In other news…

A young Nigerian lady has been captured on tape shedding tears of sadness instead of tears of joy at her graduation.

She just bagged a first class degree from Rivers state university, but she was sad because she felt she might end up like her brother who remains unemployed despite graduating with distinction as well.

Her sister known as Weleski, shared the touching story and video on her Instagram page as she called for urgent attention to be given to the issue of brilliant minds remaining unemployed due to bad system in Nigeria.

In the clip, the 20-year-old graduate could be seen crying in her graduation gown while her sister was comforting her, saying she need not cry.

Welesky revealed that their brother graduated with a first class last year and has been unable to get a job since then.

She wrote; “Today is suppose to be a very happy day in my family but I am extremely heartbroken 💔. This is my younger sister, a 20 year old girl that have dedicated her entire life and worked soo hard by combining academics and being the back bone of my mother’s mini Resturant business just so we can survive.

I watch this young lady stay up almost all night to study just so she could make good grades like her immediate elder brother who also graduated with a first class Division from the Department of medical laboratory science. Today God has indeed answered our endless prayers and my girl has graduated with a First class Division and a CGPA of 4.80 from the Prestigious RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY.

We had all vowed to make good grades so that We could free our parents from struggling and get retained by the university as lecturers, but today that dream cannot be seen coming forth 😞. Last year, my immediate younger brother who also graduated with a first class degree and was the Best graduating student from his department was promised by the Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Nlerum Sunday Okogbule under the encouragement and support of the Honourable Registrar of Medical laboratory science council of Nigeria (MLSCN) of an instant employment (lecturing job).

This promise and great news brought instant happiness and gave joy and fulfilment to my entire family, we were all happy and believed our dreams had finally come to pass but to our greatest surprise, he was denied the employment”.