The Nigerian society over the years made us think education is the key to prosperous future, but recent indications show, its no longer so.
Nowadays, its easier to see loads of jobless graduates roaming the street in search of jobs.
Aside the fact that unemployment is a global problem, some countries have been able to manage theirs, but it has become a social malady and embarrassment to developing world, especially Nigeria.
Statistics shows an increasing level of unemployment amongst graduates and this is fast making education irrelevant.
According to recent report, about 200 Masters and 4 PhD degree holders applied for unskilled temporary labour for the payment of N20,000. This is so disheartening and shows how irrelevant our education is fast becoming. It seems Education is no longer a key to future prosperity as we were told while growing, but now an aberration and social deceit.
I think it is better, all schools are converted to skill acquisition centres with only English and business arithmetic taught. A man that can speak and right correct English and can do basic business arithmetic with a good skill is productive, and contributes to economic growth compared to jobless graduate or army of jobless graduates even if the person drops out in Pry 6.
Government should inculcate skill acquisition and artisanship in school curriculum from Primary school to Tertiary education to solve this unemployment time bomb.