A graduate of Benue State University (BSU), Terzungwe Quo-Aondo, has cried out over his continuing unemployment in Nigeria despite graduating with a First Class honour in Accounting.
Terzungwe blamed his institution of graduation for leaving him to suffer unemployment despite his first class degree.
Mr. Terzungwe who is married, and Benue indigene has called out the management of the Benue State University for failing to employ good hands after students graduate from the University.
He decried the inability of sound and intellectuals to secure jobs at the state varsity. Meanwhile, people of lower pedigree are gainfully employed. Below is what he posted on social media that got many people talking;
“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!”
One 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.”