Graduate with Master's Degree Collects Scrap for a Living, Describes His Journey

Graduate with Master's Degree Collects Scrap for a Living, Describes His Journey

- A young man with a Master's degree said he opted for a scavenging job because he didn't want to be idle and not earn money

- According to Yazid Surajo, he took the decision after searching for a white-collar job to no avail

- Yazid said he sold his plot of land to fund his Master's degree programme at Bayero University, Kano

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Yazid Surajo, a young man with a tertiary qualification, has said he prefers his scavenging work to staying idle.

The young man has tried to get a white-collar job but with no luck and he decided to engage in a menial job to survive.

Master's Degree Holder Becomes a Scavenger, Reveals why He Prefers to Pick Scrap
The master's degree holder said it's better to be a scavenger than staying idle. Photo credit: Daily Trust
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Speaking with Daily Trust, Yazid said he applied to the Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force but none of the applications was successful.

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In his words:

"I also applied for Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Nigerian Immigration Service, Customs Service, Fire Service, Correctional Service, Nigerian Police, and the recent one that I applied was National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA which they called me for an aptitude test and up till date, I have neither received a message nor heard about anything about the test."

He said he gave his scavenging work more attention when he realised that getting a job in Nigeria was difficult. Yazid studied history at the Umar Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, and obtained his Master's degree from Bayero University, Kano.

The young man called on the youths to start their own businesses with the little they have at their disposal.

Briefly News also reported that the struggle to find a job is so real that the pay grade of jobs is no longer being questioned. Heading online, a young man shared a heartbreaking post about how he is struggling to keep a job because of his qualifications.

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Instead of a lack of qualifications, @malumzskhulu shared that he is overqualified for a position as a temp at a school because he is equipped with a Master's in biochemistry.

"Being overqualified in RSA is a curse. People are intimidated by this piece that I have. Now I'm at a school where I am volunteering and there is a temporary position there. They are reluctant to take me. Some teachers don't want me to teach Grade 12 as I'm 'inexperienced'," he wrote sadly.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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