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Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by kroger: 2:14am On Feb 12, 2016
I graduated with the least of grades "PASS" from one of the federal universities, not because i was a numskull but because i did not join the band wagon of the "sorters". More so i was financially inept which resulted in missing some exams, but after 4 years the war was over. With my kind of grade the future was deem for me with no hope. I took some computer programming courses to add to my CV i thought it would be of help. Alas four years on no single interview, i was roaming the streets without hope

God finally answered my call and i travel to the united states for greener pastures, i enrolled for a six months IT course and after completion i received my first phone interview from one of the telecom company and later on skype interview. after three days i was called for a one on one interview at their corporate office. It was straight forward with three interviewers, they asked about my skills and what i could do , which i told them with great confidence. A system was brought in and i was asked to configure bla bla bla which i did. To my amazement none asked a question pertaining my degree what they where hammering on was on the job.

After completion i was given the job instantly to resume the following Monday with a well furnished office and a very good pay. Right Now i am the manager of my team of which i developed a standard software for the company that remains number one.

My point is why is Nigeria hell bent on class of degree rather what the individual has to offer.There are lots of talented 3rd class and pass job seekers out there if given a chance will perform far better. I think this is also one of the bane that is making the Nigerian economy a far cry, it hurts seeing the lower class graduates not given a chance. I weep for Nigeria. I recently sent my resume to one of the Nigerian job boards just to test if i will be contacted but no call as usual maybe because of my lower degree grin . Nigeria has a very long way to go, even the oyibos that taught us the system isn't even using it its just so annoying.

For all those with a lower degree believe in yourself, a paper should not define your worth but rather look inward and surely you will conquer.

Pardon my English and thanks for reading

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Nobody: 2:33am On Feb 12, 2016
You are just lucky like Olajumoke the bread seller. If not for the fact you left the shores of Nigeria, you for know say kaaki no be leather. Happy for you man. How do you want to give back to Nairalander now that you are made??

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by kroger: 2:53am On Feb 12, 2016
adenuga360:
You are just lucky like Olajumoke the bread seller. If not for the fact you left the shores of Nigeria, you for know say kaaki no be leather. Happy for you man. How do you want to give back to Nairalander now that you are made??
My talent would have been wasted like many others, yeah i am planning on starting up an IT company in Nigeria soonest and solely for talented nairalanders and not looking at degree.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Nobody: 5:57am On Feb 12, 2016
Congratulations bro... But to be candid success in life goes beyond your degrees. I have seen professors who can't even boast of a house to their name.... So you can be the best in school and still flop in life. The only thing that is important for a man's elevation to greatness is GRACE. But this doesn't mean you shouldn't strive for the best any where you find yourself.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by mickells(m): 7:48am On Feb 12, 2016
Can you spot the differences in your story and a Nigerian with the same grade that does not have the opportunity to travel out?
If you can, then you should know that not everybody is the same.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Samtobh(m): 8:11am On Feb 12, 2016
Nice write-up OP.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Kingzy4pep(m): 8:33am On Feb 12, 2016
Samtobh:
Nice write-up OP.
Well, your assertion may not be so true about the class of degree discrimination.
I've applied to more than 500 jobs online with a CV always restructured, well-furnished and updated. Ye, no single invite.I've even veered off my field into some areas I consider can boost one's chances but dear, the same issue keep coming up.
To add up, I have a diploma in computer engineering, learnt HTML/JavaScript/CSS programming, HPLC/GC-MS/AAS analytical methods, and possess a first class degree.
Feb.14th will make it 2 years I did my POP,still in my parent's House.
So, my dear, God blessed you at the appointed time.
You mean you made a first class, yet no job?
Which way my beloved country.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Goldencollins: 9:14am On Feb 12, 2016
God saved U when u left Nigeria for USA other wise by now u would have been somewhere mixing concrete and cement.
ThankGod for U......leaving Nigeria @ dis time when Buhari nd his APC doesn't know their left to their right is the best thing that can happen to anybody for real.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Nobody: 9:24am On Feb 12, 2016
Samtobh:
Nice write-up OP.
Well, your assertion may not be so true about the class of degree discrimination.
I've applied to more than 500 jobs online with a CV always restructured, well-furnished and updated. Ye, no single invite.I've even veered off my field into some areas I consider can boost one's chances but dear, the same issue keep coming up.
To add up, I have a diploma in computer engineering, learnt HTML/JavaScript/CSS programming, HPLC/GC-MS/AAS analytical methods, and possess a first class degree.
Feb.14th will make it 2 years I did my POP,still in my parent's House.
So, my dear, God blessed you at the appointed time.
I really feel for you Bro. I pray God send help to you quickly. Try connect with HR on your field via LinkedIn and share with them your professional qualifications. It can work for you man pls give it a trial!

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Nobody: 9:31am On Feb 12, 2016
I was going to type something really stupid but I changed my mind. Or not.



The problem of unemployment in Nigeria is here to stay. Unless we start a complete overhaul of how we perceive education and life, It won't go away. I know this more than I know my name!!!


Everyday, I read about how 3rd class and pass graduates go the extra mile to create something big for themselves. How many even end up miles better than their smart first class colleagues. The extra pressure did the magic, so guys don't get over excited. As a fact, I know you can do more.

My take about the whole education sham (I am supposed to be MEAN) is this!

The Nigeria education system is wack!

Our mentality is old school!
Our school syllabus are ancient! So we graduate and don't know nothing about nothing.
Our university education prepare us for a Job not a Life. So all we want and look for at the end is a Job, But when it gets to us that we may never get that job, the smart ones among us take the bull by the horn and try the other mean, in this case it's getting a life. - OP THIS ONE APPLIES TO YOU


NIGERIA IS bleeped!

OUR YOUTHS ARE bleeped, AND SO IS OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM!

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by kroger: 9:55am On Feb 12, 2016
Samtobh:
Nice write-up OP.
Well, your assertion may not be so true about the class of degree discrimination.
I've applied to more than 500 jobs online with a CV always restructured, well-furnished and updated. Ye, no single invite.I've even veered off my field into some areas I consider can boost one's chances but dear, the same issue keep coming up.
To add up, I have a diploma in computer engineering, learnt HTML/JavaScript/CSS programming, HPLC/GC-MS/AAS analytical methods, and possess a first class degree.
Feb.14th will make it 2 years I did my POP,still in my parent's House.
So, my dear, God blessed you at the appointed time.

Wow!!! I feel your pain bro, the system is totally messed up big time. Just look at how your talent is laying fallow, and the useless government doesn't give a hoot. I will keep in touch with you.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by bayulll01(m): 9:57am On Feb 12, 2016
I once listen to an interview aired on @channelstv sometimes last year where they interviews a professor from oau,the man keeps complaining about the curriculum system we practiced here in Nigeria,how is not working for us,how we can developed our own system that suits us.I once had a lecturer in the university that teaches seprations process in chemical engineer oh gwash I weep for this generations,the man uses and obsolete text book used in the 1970s when he was a student and uses it to teach me in 2011,I gave up.


my advice to Nigerian student if you have a way of improving yourselves do so,better jet out of this country come back and dominate

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Lasveg(m): 9:58am On Feb 12, 2016
is it not nigeria? Am not surprised. Only thing dat will surprise me in dis country is wen beggars start paying tax...

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Okijajuju1(m): 9:59am On Feb 12, 2016
Moral Lesson: Get a Third Class degree from a Nigerian University and fly to America and get a job. 8

Thanks OP, you have just changed my life.

*Oya, how much to apply for U.S Visa sef?*

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by BIGTinfotech: 9:59am On Feb 12, 2016
Good for You.

You're an example of what God can do. smiley

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by LesbianBoy(m): 10:01am On Feb 12, 2016
Op that company needs to be probed by buhari. I mean, how can you that came out with PASS be enjoying benefits meant for those with a better result? Nonsense! lipsrsealed

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Sijo01(f): 10:01am On Feb 12, 2016
While in Nigeria, you did nothing to improve your cv so blame no employers for not reaching out to you.
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Congratulations though.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by olaolulazio(m): 10:02am On Feb 12, 2016
Anything can happen in the USA but manythings cannot happen in Nigeria.
But with God sha!

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by loomer: 10:02am On Feb 12, 2016
I dey tell u bros, naija dey sabi kill person hope

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Shortyy(f): 10:02am On Feb 12, 2016
I keep saying it, Education is important. But one doesn't need education to make it in Nigeria, or any part of the world. Just work hard and chase that dream of yours.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by guruvick(m): 10:03am On Feb 12, 2016
Degree is Degree

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by orlaryhincah(m): 10:04am On Feb 12, 2016
kroger:

My talent would have been wasted like many others, yeah i am planning on starting up an IT company in Nigeria soonest and solely for talented nairalanders and not looking at degree.
I will appreciate this, pls let me know when you are ready

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Fisayo1212: 10:04am On Feb 12, 2016
Not everyone with pass can't make it, put it in mind tat u will make it
Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by SaiBuharii: 10:04am On Feb 12, 2016
The reason you finished with a pass is not because you refused to sort, it's because of you refused to sit down attend classes and read.

We are not talking of 2.2 or 2.1 here, you got a pass man...which is the worst available..

*Just to correct that assertion.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by chynergy1(m): 10:05am On Feb 12, 2016
kudos, i went for a master degree abroad,
came back, hardly any better job in naija.
today i am made with a skill i learnt from the adventure.

my pals will soon smile when i am reader to coach others wink wink wink wink wink wink

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by onatisi(m): 10:05am On Feb 12, 2016
The difference between abroad and Nigeria isb. When you go for an interview abroad ,the questions they will ask you is what can you do?what skills are you bringing?

But for Nigeria,the questions are usually,which university did u finish?what are your grades?lastly,who is ur sponsor?

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by orlaryhincah(m): 10:05am On Feb 12, 2016
Sijo01:
While in Nigeria, you did nothing to improve your cv so blame no employers for not reaching out to you.
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.
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Congratulations though.
I graduated with the least of grades "PASS" from one of the federal universities, not because i was a numskull but because i did not join the band wagon of the "sorters". More so i was financially inept which resulted in missing some exams, but after 4 years the war was over. With my kind of grade the future was deem for me with no hope. I took some computer programming courses to add to my CV i thought it would be of help. Alas four years on no single interview, i was roaming the streets without hope

God finally answered my call and i travel to the united states for greener pastures, i enrolled for a six months IT course and after completion i received my first phone interview from one of the telecom company and later on skype interview. after three days i was called for a one on one interview at their corporate office. It was straight forward with three interviewers, they asked about my skills and what i could do , which i told them with great confidence. A system was brought in and i was asked to configure bla bla bla which i did. To my amazement none asked a question pertaining my degree what they where hammering on was on the job.

After completion i was given the job instantly to resume the following Monday with a well furnished office and a very good pay. Right Now i am the manager of my team of which i developed a standard software for the company that remains number one.

My point is why is Nigeria hell bent on class of degree rather what the individual has to offer.There are lots of talented 3rd class and pass job seekers out there if given a chance will perform far better. I think this is also one of the bane that is making the Nigerian economy a far cry, it hurts seeing the lower class graduates not given a chance. I weep for Nigeria. I recently sent my resume to one of the Nigerian job boards just to test if i will be contacted but no call as usual maybe because of my lower degree grin . Nigeria has a very long way to go, even the oyibos that taught us the system isn't even using it its just so annoying.

For all those with a lower degree believe in yourself, a paper should not define your worth but rather look inward and surely you will conquer.

Pardon my English and thanks for reading

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by xana101: 10:05am On Feb 12, 2016
Every spirit of delay in my life God remove it in Jesus Name.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by fuke(m): 10:06am On Feb 12, 2016
Samtobh:
Nice write-up OP.
Well, your assertion may not be so true about the class of degree discrimination.
I've applied to more than 500 jobs online with a CV always restructured, well-furnished and updated. Ye, no single invite.I've even veered off my field into some areas I consider can boost one's chances but dear, the same issue keep coming up.
To add up, I have a diploma in computer engineering, learnt HTML/JavaScript/CSS programming, HPLC/GC-MS/AAS analytical methods, and possess a first class degree.
Feb.14th will make it 2 years I did my POP,still in my parent's House.
So, my dear, God blessed you at the appointed time.

Go start Jamb coaching in your room.
Personally handle the subjects covered in your course.
Let your prospective students know you have a 1st class.
They will beat a path to your place.

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by Ehins22(m): 10:06am On Feb 12, 2016
smiley

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Re: Nigeria And Her First And Second Class Job Syndrome by blazetitov: 10:06am On Feb 12, 2016
Samtobh:
Nice write-up OP.
Well, your assertion may not be so true about the class of degree discrimination.
I've applied to more than 500 jobs online with a CV always restructured, well-furnished and updated. Ye, no single invite.I've even veered off my field into some areas I consider can boost one's chances but dear, the same issue keep coming up.
To add up, I have a diploma in computer engineering, learnt HTML/JavaScript/CSS programming, HPLC/GC-MS/AAS analytical methods, and possess a first class degree.
Feb.14th will make it 2 years I did my POP,still in my parent's House.
So, my dear, God blessed you at the appointed time.


God will open doors of opportunities for you. I think you need to pray unless you are not applying at the right places. You skills are in demand.

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