Sentiment about Education

Saw this on Facebook, very interesting:


They lied to us.
They told us that Medicine and Surgery was the best course to happen to humanity and that there will be jobs sitting and waiting for us to run into their arms after our NYSC program. They did not mention that life after medical school would be tougher than the 8years we did not plan to spend (but spent anyway), and that we could spend 2-3years looking for a place to do our house jobs; nor did they mention that we could carry our Primaries for 5 years without getting a place to do Residency.
They lied to us.
They told us that Pharmacy was the next best thing that happened and the only thing that could rub shoulders with Medicine and Surgery and that we too would be called ‘Doctors’
They did not tell us that many years after graduating, with our ‘doctorship’, we’d only be selling drugs we may never ever part of their manufacturing process.
They lied to us.
They told us that Law was the most respectable course in Nigeria and that Lawyers were the people’s voices. As undergraduates, they told us we were best among our peers and that when we go out there, the world would hold its breath when we walk by. They did not tell us that many years after graduating, we would be apprentices in the one-room apartment of an Oladipupo & Co. Chambers or that worse still, we may never practice.
They lied to us.
They told us that graduating with First Class degrees was like walking on the moon and that at our convocation ceremony, Executives of Blue Chip companies would be lined up with our employment letters and all we had to do was accept. They did not tell us that at least a hundred thousand graduates are churned out annually and that there’d be several First Class Degree holders to contend with.
They lied to us.
They told us that a Master’s Degree was an added advantage in the labor market and that a degree from not-just-anywhere would give us ‘extra-added’ advantage, so we ran to the UK and paid millions for tuition. 4years after our return, we are still looking for jobs and have managed to secure a handful with the same pay cheques as First Degree holders and lower.
They lied to us.
When we finished our pre-degree programs and were given Fisheries, Crop science and Animal Science to study in our First degree, they told us that Nigeria was diversifying and that soon, very soon, we’d be in control of the Nigerian market. It is 500years and Nigeria has still not figured out how to diversify. We are still looking at our certificates; our certificates are looking back at us.
They lied to us.
They told u
They told us that Music, Fine Arts, Theatre Arts, Philosophy, Sociology,education and Psychology were courses for the lazy ones and that they had no functional areas in the society. These lazy ones who graduated in 4years are working in Banks and Telecom companies and we are looking at them with our Engineering degrees from our houses.
Oh, how they lied to us!They lied to us.
They told us that Medicine and Surgery was the best course to happen to humanity and that there will be jobs sitting and waiting for us to run into their arms after our NYSC program. They did not mention that life after medical school would be tougher than the 8years we did not plan to spend (but spent anyway), and that we could spend 2-3years looking for a place to do our house jobs; nor did they mention that we could carry our Primaries for 5 years without getting a place to do Residency.
They lied to us.
They told us that Pharmacy was the next best thing that happened and the only thing that could rub shoulders with Medicine and Surgery and that we too would be called ‘Doctors’
They did not tell us that many years after graduating, with our ‘doctorship’, we’d only be selling drugs we may never ever part of their manufacturing process.
They lied to us.
They told us that Law was the most respectable course in Nigeria and that Lawyers were the people’s voices. As undergraduates, they told us we were best among our peers and that when we go out there, the world would hold its breath when we walk by. They did not tell us that many years after graduating, we would be apprentices in the one-room apartment of an Oladipupo & Co. Chambers or that worse still, we may never practice.
They lied to us.
They told us that graduating with First Class degrees was like walking on the moon and that at our convocation ceremony, Executives of Blue Chip companies would be lined up with our employment letters and all we had to do was accept. They did not tell us that at least a hundred thousand graduates are churned out annually and that there’d be several First Class Degree holders to contend with.
They lied to us.
They told us that a Master’s Degree was an added advantage in the labor market and that a degree from not-just-anywhere would give us ‘extra-added’ advantage, so we ran to the UK and paid millions for tuition. 4years after our return, we are still looking for jobs and have managed to secure a handful with the same pay cheques as First Degree holders and lower.
They lied to us.
When we finished our pre-degree programs and were given Fisheries, Crop science and Animal Science to study in our First degree, they told us that Nigeria was diversifying and that soon, very soon, we’d be in control of the Nigerian market. It is 500years and Nigeria has still not figured out how to diversify. We are still looking at our certificates; our certificates are looking back at us.
They lied to us.
They told us
They told us that Music, Fine Arts, Theatre Arts, Philosophy, Sociology,education and Psychology were courses for the lazy ones and that they had no functional areas in the society. These lazy ones who graduated in 4years are working in Banks and Telecom companies and we are looking at them with our Engineering degrees from our houses.
Oh, how they lied to us!

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