- Despite having two masters degrees and a PhD, 33-year-old Dr Helana Darwin is unemployed
- The young lady has taken to Twitter to express sadness over her situation
- She says education is overrated and that she feels she went about her 20s all wrong
A 33-year-old lady identified as Dr Helana Darwin has taken to Twitter to express sadness over being unemployed despite having two masters degrees and a PhD.
Dr Darwin said she feels like she went about her 20s all wrong, adding that higher education may be overrated.
"How am I 33 with two MAs and a PhD and still so precariously situated on the job market? I feel like I went about my 20s all wrong... maybe-just maybe-higher education is overrated?"
According to her, being unemployed transcend disciplines, adding that it is systemic.
"As a sociologist, I’d like to encourage everyone weighing in here to zoom out and resist neoliberal individualist discourses. This phenomenon transcends disciplines. It is systemic. It’s no one person’s 'fault.'"
In other news, a Nigerian lady identified as Veronica Effiong has said she has had an amazing journey as a naval officer since she left journalism to join the Nigerian Navy.
Effiong took to her LinkedIn account to reflect on the career-changing decision she took a year ago.
She said she had an amazing career in broadcasting for seven years but the Nigerian military has always held a funny mystery to her.
Effiong wrote on LinkedIn:
"The Nigerian military has always held a funny mystery to me, in that I find it easy to see more men in the military than women, I began my research on it and surely I found some interesting things.
"Apparently, In the military, there are only 3 women out of 10 people. Just 3! (that is fast changing I must say)."
According to her, she told herself that she had to be among the 3%. She added:
"That was the turning point for me. Along with my flair for a more adventurous journey, a great broadcasting career, and my desire to be among the 3 of 10, I made the decision to switch careers."
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