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Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by June24th: 5:11pm On Apr 21, 2017
Why is it that most graduates in Nigeria end up getting a job in a field that is not related to what they studied in school?

You see someone who has a Bachelors in Engineering working in a bank as a funds transfer staff, someone who studied Accounting is out there working in an oil firm, someone who studied Anatomy is out there working as a CSR in a hotel, a Political Science graduate is out there seeking employment in multi-national companies, and all that.

Why is it so rampant in Nigeria Please share your story with us.
Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by Jeepi(m): 5:53pm On Apr 21, 2017
I wonder oo, the thing sef tire me. when u have a certain gift\skill, and u cant study it in school due to one reason or the other u end up studying somtin else. and start looking for another type of job after graduation. also other reasons de sha, abeg I NEED a JOB, I am a graduate of MICROBIOLOGY. connect me if u get any link.
Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by Emmaesty(f): 7:53am On Apr 22, 2017
June24th:
Why is it that most graduates in Nigeria end up getting a job in a field that is not related to what they studied in school?

You see someone who has a Bachelors in Engineering working in a bank as a funds transfer staff, someone who studied Accounting is out there working in an oil firm, someone who studied Anatomy is out there working as a CSR in a hotel, a Political Science graduate is out there seeking employment in multi-national companies, and all that.

Why is it so rampant in Nigeria Please share your story with us.
Please what is wrong with the bolded? So everybody who studied political science should work in government or contest for elections? Political science is a diverse field which also includes administration so I still don't understand why they shouldn't be in MNC's

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Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by sammyscholar(m): 8:29am On Apr 22, 2017
There is nothing wrong in it, whatsoever.

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Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by June24th: 8:04am On Apr 24, 2017
Jeepi:
I wonder oo, the thing sef tire me. when u have a certain gift\skill, and u cant study it in school due to one reason or the other u end up studying somtin else. and start looking for another type of job after graduation. also other reasons de sha, abeg I NEED a JOB, I am a graduate of MICROBIOLOGY. connect me if u get any link.
Most graduates need all the luck in the world to pull through.. God dey sha....All the best bruv
Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by June24th: 8:06am On Apr 24, 2017
Emmaesty:
Please what is wrong with the bolded? So everybody who studied political science should work in government or contest for elections? Political science is a diverse field which also includes administration so I still don't understand why they shouldn't be in MNC's
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Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by June24th: 4:54pm On Feb 27, 2019
It just happens that most Nigerian graduates end up working in a field other than what they studied in school..
Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by Nobody: 6:17pm On Feb 28, 2019
When supply for labour exceed their demand you would see this menace happening. The industries in Nigeria are few in number to absorb many graduate
Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by CodeTemplar: 9:37pm On Feb 28, 2019
There are quite a number of angle to this.

One is a excess applicant per job.

Another is performance. An engineer with with 2.2 or Even 3rd will easily do almost any repititve bank related task like CSR or even Cashier with one week training. Some fields are more mind- bending and give graduates advantage.

Another is corruption or connection mentality.

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Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by 1stHooligan(m): 9:00pm On Mar 01, 2019
June24th:
Why is it that most graduates in Nigeria end up getting a job in a field that is not related to what they studied in school?

You see someone who has a Bachelors in Engineering working in a bank as a funds transfer staff, someone who studied Accounting is out there working in an oil firm, someone who studied Anatomy is out there working as a CSR in a hotel, a Political Science graduate is out there seeking employment in multi-national companies, and all that.

Why is it so rampant in Nigeria Please share your story with us.
I think one of the reasons is because people gain admission for courses they never applied for and after graduating they see nothing bad in working in a sector different from what they studied

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Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by blackjack21(m): 11:10pm On Mar 01, 2019
June24th:
Why is it that most graduates in Nigeria end up getting a job in a field that is not related to what they studied in school?

You see someone who has a Bachelors in Engineering working in a bank as a funds transfer staff, someone who studied Accounting is out there working in an oil firm, someone who studied Anatomy is out there working as a CSR in a hotel, a Political Science graduate is out there seeking employment in multi-national companies, and all that.

Why is it so rampant in Nigeria Please share your story with us.

Most people in Nigeria don't go to school to follow
accomplishment, in the world, in their field of study, they want money. Their priorities are messed.

The others? I don't know.

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Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by June24th: 4:21pm On Mar 02, 2019
1stHooligan:
I think one of the reasons is because people gain admission for courses they never applied for and after graduating they see nothing bad in working in a sector different from what they studied

I agree with you on this. Our education system here is so messed up
Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by June24th: 4:23pm On Mar 02, 2019
blackjack21:


Most people in Nigeria don't go to school to follow
accomplishment, in the world, in their field of study, they want money. Their priorities are messed.

The others? I don't know.

You have a point, but I won't use the word "most". There are people that go to school for honest purposes, to accomplish things in life, but the bad thing is with the system.. Education system here in Nigeria is not encouraging compared to what we have in developed countries
Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by blackjack21(m): 5:48pm On Mar 02, 2019
June24th:


You have a point, but I won't use the word "most". There are people that go to school for honest purposes, to accomplish things in life, but the bad thing is with the system.. Education system here in Nigeria is not encouraging compared to what we have in developed countries

Well, what word would you use?
Re: Why Is This So Rampant In Nigeria Today? by KillerBeauty(f): 10:18am On Mar 03, 2019
To survive in Nigeria you have to be flexible and you need to have the ability to learn.
A bachelor degree is not suppose to limit you. There are so many field out there you can fit into as long as you have the ability to learn fast.

The worst thing you can do as a young graduate is to limit yourself to a particular field especially when the opportunity to work in that field is not presenting itself

I studied education in the university but right now I'm working as a cloud engineer in an IT firm.

I didn't limit myself, I learn as I go everyday. That's the key to survival.

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