One of our new improved mega banks in Nigeria conducted a test sometime last month in Ikeja. I was told by eye witnesses that many people fainted during this madenning rush, and that tear gas was used to put the crowd under control.
It pains my heart that there are so many educated yet unskilled people being churned out of our higher institutions. It pains my heart that people cannot see hope for themselves outside of a “good” job. I’m sad at the fact that our graduates move around town like mid day prostitutes, comfortable with anything that comes and willing to accept the next best offer and the drop of a hat.
I’m also angered at how the students in school do not see what happens on the outside and prepare themselves for it. Listen hard, the chances that you’ll get a good job is one out of ten, the chances that you’ll get to the top is less than that. Look inwards and ask yourself what problem can I solve in society. Work is the horizontal flow of value from a supplier to a consumer, what work would you do?
But after looking at those issues, I ask myself one fundamental question. Is this fair? Is it fair or right for a company to so poorly plan its recruitment exercise? Some of you were there, and some of you see it from far away from Nigeria. Please tell me, is this fair? Can anything good come out of this process? This is one of the services we offer for companies, maybe thats why it pains me so extra much. But really, is this fair?