Graduation for all

They say empty tins make a lot of noise. I have witnessed this first hand with some of the graduates moving around. When you look at their papers, you will not believe how over qualified they are. They have first class degrees in business communication and marketing but they can't pronounce the word marketing to save their lives.

They say empty tins make a lot of noise. I have witnessed this first hand with some of the graduates moving around. When you look at their papers, you will not believe how over qualified they are. They have first class degrees in business communication and marketing but they can’t pronounce the word marketing to save their lives.

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On their transcript, they have all the necessary qualifications that a computer student has. It says they have skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, generally the proper operation of a computer and programming knowledge. But what does a Bachelor of Commerce (Bcom) student need this for? Okay, let’s say they have done it anyway just to be computer literate, give one a laptop and ask him/her to use Excel and you will not believe how high the body temperature will get. If a doctor happens to be nearby, they could easily be thrown in isolation after confusing them for an Ebola patient.

The saying that goes, “a Jack of all trades is a master of none,” is right. When you talk about communication with these so-called graduates, the only thing that pops is social networks they can operate like Facebook and WhatsApp. They can’t even write a proper invitation letter or message.

With all these empty tins moving around, I couldn’t take it anymore so I decided to go and find out what factory (university) was responsible for making them. When I sneaked into one of the private universities to get more information, I found out that the university is based on the “graduation for all” policy.

In short, it is competing with the nine year basic education in dishing out students. It doesn’t really matter how you do it, at the end of the day, just make sure you sign up with the university, and pay your fees and show up for graduation. Then when you are done, go and tell your young brother and cousins how great and easy the university is then they too will join.

If many students do this, the university will achieve its mission. The saddest part about it is that after the graduate is sacked from about five jobs, you eventually find them serving food in shady looking restaurants.

campus.inspector@newtimes.co.uk

 

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