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Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by baqina(m): 9:55pm On May 10
President Buhari has told graduates from Nigerian Universities that a university degree won’t necessarily usher them into an El Dorado and its not a meal ticket.



The President said this today May 10th at the 13th Convocation ceremony for the conferment of higher degrees, postgraduate diplomas and honorary degrees at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State.



Represented at the occassion by the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka, President Buhari in his speech which was read by Anwuka, said

“You are cautioned that university degrees do not usher you into an El Dorado. It rather equips you with the competence to grapple with the ever-changing challenges of life, of which youth unemployment is a vexatious part. The Federal Government will remain undaunted in tackling the challenges of youth unemployment and underemployment through a matrix of initiatives.”

https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2019/5/university-degrees-wont-necessarily-usher-you-into-an-el-dorado-president-buhari-tells-nigerian-graduates-2.html

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by sarrki(m): 9:56pm On May 10
True talk

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by baqina(m): 10:14pm On May 10
sarrki:
True talk

Totally disagree Sir. What will now guarantee a future. A President coming from a region that is less educated and having millions of out of school children should not have uttered this.

The president is wrong on this. There are different levels of education,not necessarily university.My cousin is a welder in Canada and highly educated in that field.
What will now guarantee a bright future?.I hope he is not referring to Yahoo.

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by famouscargo4u: 10:27pm On May 10
baqina:


Totally disagree Sir. What will now guarantee a future. A President coming from a region that is less educated and having millions of out of school children should not have uttered this.

The president is wrong on this. There are different levels of education,not necessarily university.My cousin is a welder in Canada and highly educated in that field.
What will now guarantee a bright future?.I hope he is not referring to Yahoo.

He said the pure truth. You need to hone your skills, acquire more trainings to stand out among many people. Have you ever wondered how companies keep advertising vacancies almost every week YET many people can't still get job?

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by baqina(m): 10:49pm On May 10
famouscargo4u:


He said the pure truth. You need to hone your skills, acquire more trainings to stand out among many people. Have you ever wondered how companies keep advertising vacancies almost every week YET many people can't still get job.

Their is no pure truth in what he said...his statement.."You are cautioned that university degrees do not usher you into an El Dorado"...this is a bad statement coming from a President. What will happen to fate of millions of students that are studying and seeing this statement from d president.
That students are not getting the right education is another topic entirely.They have subject themselves to the system ,it is now left for d government to ensure quality,student can't provide quality education.

Government led by d president is supposed to provide enable environment for u to succeed after ur studies but inferring that education will not quarantee future is absolutely wrong..Going for further studies supposed to be optional not for me to get my first job on that premise.

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by famouscargo4u: 10:52pm On May 10
baqina:


Their is no pure truth in what he said...his statement.."You are cautioned that university degrees do not usher you into an El Dorado"...this is a bad statement coming from a President. What will happen to fate of millions of students that are studying and seeing this statement from d president.
That students are not getting the right education is another topic entirely.They have subject themselves to the system ,it is now left for d government to ensure quality,student can't provide quality education.

Government led by d president is supposed to provide enable environment for u to succeed after ur studies but inferring that education will not quarantee future is absolutely wrong..Going for further studies supposed to be optional not for me to get my first job on that premise.
I still maintain that he said the truth. Education gives you leverage but it does not usher you into eldorado. So, because you are a graduate you should fold your arms and expect to be a millionaire?

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by baqina(m): 11:17pm On May 10
famouscargo4u:

I still maintain that the said the truth. Education gives you leverage but it does nit usher you into eldorado. So, because you are a graduate you should fold your arns and expect to be a millionaire?

And who says everybody wants to be a millionaire?That is how we got it wrong in ds country and that is d reason d president also said "eldorado"...I know he means wealth but is total rubbish....wat we all want is for basic things of life to be in place..not everyone dt is craving to hv billions and trillions in account

What do u mean by folding of arms., Nigerians are some of d most hardworking people..Despite being educated,some are now Keke riders,okada riders.. Their are now many lawyers and medical doctors that are now tailors...In 2011,I saw a medical doctor being paid #70,000/month.some of them survive on locum..When he travels out for medicals,is he going there to meet babalawo?..If those doctors didnt acquire d education and their government investing heavily in their infrastructure,will he go there...he paid those people their and dt is "eldorado"

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by Lush100(m): 7:03am On May 11
Does he know what it takes to get a degree per se?
Has he seen the struggles of studious undergraduate or post-graduates in searching for knowledge and completing academic task in our poorly invested educational "village".
Sir, the prosperity of a people is majorly dependent of the vision, knowledge and discipline of her leader to turn planned policies to reality.

So it's half-truth sir.
If our leaders had done the right thing at the right time (not promoting quota system),
By now our graduates should be inventing things that will make the world turm to us for knowledge.
It is this lack of education by the quota-promoting Nigeria leadership that has drawn us backward and we always look to the "oyinbo" for almost everything life has to offer.
It's not about meal ticket or eldorado.
It's about usable knowledge.
Just ask China.

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by LawrenceOnline: 7:28am On May 11
This president knows how to vomit nonsense Sha.

This is not what we need as per now.

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by chriskosherbal(m): 7:30am On May 11
famouscargo4u:


He said the pure truth. You need to hone your skills, acquire more trainings to stand out among many people. Have you ever wondered how companies keep advertising vacancies almost every week YET many people can't still get job.
what do you think is the difference between the education acquired in the West or foreign nations and the ones acquired here, let me quickly educate you on that the difference is in QUALITY, and this quality covers the skills, training and all the other components that is needed to call it a QUALITY education and who is the provider of this So called QUALITY, the GOVERNMENT, why do you think they send thier kids abroad to study is to acquire QUALITY. A so called secondary school graduate abroad has acquired more QUALITY than a university graduate in Nigeria.

There is need to say the truth sometimes no matter how much it hurts, I should be able to get a Job with the first degree I have acquired which I got that cost my mum her wrappers and my Dad the only family land. Everything is wrong with our educational system and going forward begins with the GOVERNMENT playing the major role here.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by Ekpeitut: 7:41am On May 11
With all due respect sir, Shame on you Buhari! Shame on you!.
You've succeeded in wrecking the Nigerian economy. You've added virtually no value to the office you occupy. You guys sold us a lie, "go to school graduate with a good degree and you're set.. bla bla bla,". After spending almost half of our lifespan studying, you come back saying a degree won't give us a better life. Why allow us tow that path in the first place?

I mean there are things you can do now to save future generations like reviewing/ overhauling our educational curriculum to fit the new narrative. Las las E no go better for you and all those that's put us in this situation. angry angry angry

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by famouscargo4u: 7:53am On May 11
chriskosherbal:
what do you think is the difference between the education acquired in the West or foreign nations and the ones acquired here, let me quickly educate you on that the difference is in QUALITY, and this quality covers the skills, training and all the other components that is needed to call it a QUALITY education and who is the provider of this So called QUALITY, the GOVERNMENT, why do you think they send thier kids abroad to study is to acquire QUALITY. A so called secondary school graduate abroad has acquired more QUALITY than a university graduate in Nigeria.

There is need to say the truth sometimes no matter how much it hurts, I should be able to get a Job with the first degree I have acquired which I got that cost my mum her wrappers and my Dad the only family land. Everything is wrong with our educational system and going forward begins with the GOVERNMENT playing the major role here.

God bless Nigeria.

Not even in the US or UK are you guaranteed wealth for being a graduate, that exactly is the point. You might get jobs no doubt but it is not a leeway into success.

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by famouscargo4u: 7:57am On May 11
baqina:


And who says everybody wants to be a millionaire?That is how we got it wrong in ds country and that is d reason d president also said "eldorado"...I know he means wealth but is total rubbish....wat we all want is for basic things of life to be in place..not everyone dt is craving to hv billions and trillions in account

What do u mean by folding of arms., Nigerians are some of d most hardworking people..Despite being educated,some are now Keke riders,okada riders.. Their are now many lawyers and medical doctors that are now tailors...In 2011,I saw a medical doctor being paid #70,000/month.some of them survive on locum..When he travels out for medicals,is he going there to meet babalawo?..If those doctors didnt acquire d education and their government investing heavily in their infrastructure,will he go there...he paid those people their and dt is "eldorado"
I weep for my country Nigeria. My brother, that is why i always advise people who have opportunity to travel out to a developed country to do so without blinking (in a legitimate way though)

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by chriskosherbal(m): 8:10am On May 11
famouscargo4u:


Not even in the US or UK are you guaranteed wealth for being a graduate, that exactly is the point. You might get jobs no doubt but it is not a leeway into success.
Nobody is saying you will automatically be a millionaire cos you are a graduate, No,not at all don't get me wrong, I like the fact that you said you might get jobs and you and I know that the probability is high. My point is there is a systemic failure in most West African nations, Nigeria inclusive, and it is falls within the responsibility of any government to fix lapses in her system and that will bring about the needed platform for private individuals to thrive on as well as encourage foreign direct investment (FDI) which to a large extent will absolve the teeming unemployed individuals.

Sir, Government at all levels should wake up to thier responsibilities and stop making excuses not only in the educational sector but in all other sectors and watch how the economy will record growth and development exponentially.

God bless Nigeria .

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by maybachmusic(m): 9:13am On May 11
Lol

Especially in Nigeria


Where olodos rule undecided

There u go, making undergraduates know hat awaits them

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by Histrings08(m): 9:13am On May 11
Hmm
Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by omoadeleye(m): 9:13am On May 11
We already know that you don't value education and you are certificateless, so you can say that again.

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by chloride6: 9:14am On May 11
Tell them pastor! Tell them!

They still think like m.orons

grin
Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by Upton: 9:15am On May 11
Hehe
Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by rusher14: 9:15am On May 11
You are cautioned that university degrees do not usher you into an El Dorado. It rather equips you with the competence to grapple with the ever-changing challenges of life, of which youth unemployment is a vexatious part.

If you like quote just a section of the statement.

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by Lexusgs430: 9:15am On May 11
From a President that failed Waec...........

What alternate outlets has he created, funded and can boast of......

Trader moni my ass...........

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by Melison(m): 9:15am On May 11
Says a president who has no degree nor waec
Fucktards!!

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by MufasaRebirth: 9:15am On May 11
Imagine

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by millionboi2: 9:15am On May 11
God bless u Mr President.

Some ppl frustration is not because thy didn't get dia dream job or rich but bcoz they were told dat ones thy graduate,thy will bcom big automatically.

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by Mrchippychappy(m): 9:15am On May 11
He is 100% correct, in Nigeria, A University degree doesn't guarantee success. Take the president for example, he doesn't have a secondary school certificate, a university certificate, he doesn't even have a primary school certificate all he has is his NEPA bill and yet he became the president of the federal republic of Nigeria, isn't Allah wonderful? Abeg leave talk joor, University degree is useless.

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by helinues: 9:16am On May 11
University where there is no syllabus for ' life is not fair '

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by kaen1317: 9:16am On May 11
The man is talking from experience.

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by Mk93(m): 9:16am On May 11
but herdsmen degree will

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by stag: 9:16am On May 11
This man sha!

Well, I guess it’s time for everybody to become Almajiri undecided

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Re: Buhari: University Degrees Won’t Necessarily Usher You Into An El Dorado by baqina(m): 9:16am On May 11
famouscargo4u:


Not even in the US or UK are you guaranteed wealth for being a graduate, that exactly is the point. You might get jobs no doubt but it is not a leeway into success.

Sir,u are not getting the point.Success and wealth is relative and means different thing to different people.

Are u aware in Canada sometimes back, medical doctors protested dt their salary is too much,they achieved that through education. Education supposed to be the right of every citizens and whatever they use it to do is up to them.

Education is the bedrock of every society and some nation's are spending heavily on it. Some nation's spend 20-30% of their budget on it and ours is saying it is not an "eldorado".How do we build our nation,how do we have engineers,medical doctors,teachers ETC,if we don't get educated. Buhari can not determine our eldorado,he is supposed to provide an enabling environment dt will make me survive.

The statement is not supposed to be coming from d president whose region has d highest number of illitrates and out of school children.

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