A video of a Nigerian graduate, Olutimehin Ilenre, burning his original certificates has surfaced online.
The History and International Studies graduate from Ajayi Crowther University (ACU) in Oyo State burnt his Bachelor of Arts, West African Examinations Council (WAEC), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Certificates.
In a video released on social media on Monday, Ilenre said he burnt his certificates due to a lack of a job, adding that the current situation in the country has rendered his certificates useless.
“To get a certificate in this country is like a waste of time,” he lamented.
The Nigerian graduate added that even when travelling out of the country, the certificates are rendered useless.
He noted that he had been unable to sleep in the last week after he recalled that all the jobs he had done for the past 13 years were jobs for which his certificates were not needed.
Ilenre, therefore, advised Nigerian youth to learn handwork due to the country’s present realities and urged parents to empower their children to learn handwork and trade.
“I finished school in 2010 and did my NYSC in 2010/2011; till today, I haven’t used these certificates to get a job,” Ilenre said.
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He can actually dump them somewhere and forget about them rather than doing this.. this is sad pic.twitter.com/FUmHJeoTu3
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