The Nigerian University system is set up in such a way that smart people with no money and ‘connections’ can try for years and their name ‘does not come out on the list’. That’s the worst kind of unfairness.
They try for years to be doctors or lawyers (because that’s all they know), and then abandon the dream when the system seems so set up against them, and when they have to take care of their family.
The real people who need it the most will actually never hear that something like that exists. They are just stuck in a world of struggle, and they can barely see outside of it.
Nigerian universities changing destinies sincee like…:
Student: I want to study Engineering.
Admissions officer: The department is full…but Geology is admitting.😒
Student: I wee manage.😥
— Ferdinand (@Burmese_Tyga) September 26, 2018
Then ultimate struggle is not in making a lot of money, it’s first of all in making enough money that you, your siblings and your parents can stay alive. And so many are just stuck in a grind, trying to only achieve that.
Me: I want to study pharmacy
Nigerian university: Congratulations! You have been offered provisional admission to study Physical and Health Education.
— Dan_gata (@its_Dangata) October 4, 2018
It’s easy to be sympathetic to ‘people like us’. The talented, struggling artist. The geek with no opportunity. But that’s not where the problem lies. It’s the person who can do so much, but has never even had the opportunity to realise all they could do and be.
Does transparency and Nigerian university go in the same sentence pic.twitter.com/JpvbVb9Aqp
— ASSISTANT CHIEF (@mykelmeezy) October 7, 2018
I have seen a lot of people, once in the right environment, magically transform. The vast majority of poor people are not in the right environment, and may never be, till its too late and the struggle has hardened them, made them bitter and closed their mind.
Author: Mark Essien (@markessien)