10am today, A recording I had with Funmi Iyanda was aired on NTA 10. The topic of discussion was formal education versus skill training. Education is a topic I’m always passionate about, so it was a good one to attend for me, and you can guess, I believe that formal education is a waste if it doesn’t provide avenues to develop skills and flairs. I was also eager to watch myself 🙂 particularly because we seldom have the opportunity generally of phyiscally looking at ourselves from outside. I was also excited about the calls I got from different parts of the nation, Benin, Abuja, Lagos e.t.c.
The show went well, and you can get further information on www.newdawnwithfunmi.com. What I found particularly disturbing though was how much lack of clarity it further revealed plague our youths. I’m certainly not who you’ll call an old man 🙂 I’m young as well, but I feel terrible about the how many of our graduates hit the job market without clarity. Its sickening!
The show did one strong thing for me, it strengthened my resolve to publish a book I had written 2yrs ago. The title of the book is “Ultimate Career Guide”, I read it again after I came back from the show and scolded myself for having moved so slowly with this. There is so much uncertainty and lack of clarity out there, even in most workplaces people are just tagging along until…
I believe it’s good advice for our graduates to begin to go to schools not expecting to get jobs when they finish. Because really, jobs are not available, opportunities are, they are not waiting for you, they have vacant competencies and skills. If we study to develop skills that make us relevant to particular societal problems, then we possibly have a chance.
What are you doing with your life, is it what you really should be doing? Maybe I ought to sell you a copy of my book 🙂