A graduate of Benue State University (BSU), Terzungwe Quo-Aondo, has raised concerns about his ongoing unemployment in Nigeria despite graduating with First Class honors in Accounting.
Terzungwe attributes his struggle for employment to his alma mater, blaming the Benue State University for leaving him unemployed despite his outstanding academic achievement.
Married and a Benue indigene, Mr. Terzungwe has publicly criticized the management of Benue State University for their alleged failure to employ qualified individuals after graduation.
He laments the university’s inability to provide employment opportunities for competent and intellectual graduates, contrasting it with the employment of individuals from less esteemed backgrounds. Terzungwe’s social media post expressing these concerns has sparked widespread discussion.
“This is another first class material that BSU has junked to waste. What is this world coming to?
“A society that celebrates mediocrity but deprecates merit will not prosper. This is the tragedy of Nigeria!”
A commentator, who seems to be Terzungwe’s friend, dropped a comment that made a lot of sense.
“My contribution here won’t be pleasant, but it’s a sad reality. No one owes anyone a job for finishing with a first class. The normal job market is a competitive one and is opened to those who search them out and compete fairly. Banks and many other corporate bodies recruit graduate trainees every year. Those adverts are always out there.
“So the questions we should be asking is, many of this opportunities for employment have they taken? What have been the challenges? How can those who are in the system help these bright minds.
” Blaming BSU for the misfortunes of its graduates is unfair. Because the school is not responsible for recruitments.
“First class graduates of more reputable institutions are out there without jobs or grossly underemployed.”