Most students are studying what they don’t even like in tertiary institutions, and further placing them in industries that have nothing to do with their passion and gift is a waste of their potentials.
I believe strongly that if the education system is redesigned to train students in their area of gift and passion, rather than course of study, it will create ample alternatives for graduates to fit into industries that are in the area of their gift and course of study, instead of looking for jobs only in their area of course of study.
The inspirational story of Bayo Omoboriowo, the personal photographer of President Muhammadu Buhari and chief official photographer to the State House is both intriguing and reflective.
Bayo studied Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and graduated in 2009 with a 4.26 CGPA.
Today, Bayo have never used his degree, as he is totally sold out into photography, which has actually taken him to places.
The gifts of a man not his/her CGPA will make room for him/her before kings, not in one small corporation receiving a little stipend.