- Cyriacus Ajaelu, a clinical psychologist, says 65 percent of graduates in Nigerians lack what it takes face challenges due to poor orientation
- Ajaelu notes that the responsibily of preparing undergraduates for the reality of the labour market falls on universities
- He states that most youths indulge in crimes, like illegal migration because they think hardship is only in Nigeria
Cyriacus Ajaelu, a clinical psychologist at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, says 65 per cent of Nigerian graduates lack the mindset to face challenges because they lack the right orientation.
Ajaelu made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Tuesday, December 19.
He said that Nigerian universities must provide the right counselling to their undergraduates to prepare them for the challenges in the labour market.
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Ajaelu advised that Nigerian universities should, as a matter of deliberate policy, engage the services of psychologists to guide their students.
According to him, youths embark on illegal migration with wrong missions because they fail to understand that there is no country in the world where hardship doesn’t exist.
Speaking against the backdrop of the World Migrants Day declared by the United Nations on Dec.18, the clinical psychologist advised youths who had the intention to search for greener pasture abroad to be mindful of dangerous consequences of migrating aimlessly.
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“It was the same United Nations (UN) that declared free movement of all citizens of the world, but travelling without a mission can be regrettable.
“Nigerian universities should have counseling psychologists to help guard graduating students on where that fit them to start something doing.
“There is no country in the world where hardship doesn’t exist; our students here graduates with about 65 per cent of them not knowing what to do for living,” he said.
Ajaelu also stressed the need for intellectuals to provide their expertise in good governance at all levels so as to accelerate development.
He also noted: “In advanced countries they listen to their experts on matters of national interests, here in Nigeria experts’ views are taken with disdain.
“As soon as government starts taking experts’ views seriously, then there is hope for the survival of the nation and our youths’ future should not be toyed with."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that when it seemed like all hope was lost, a young man identified as Bobowande continued in his determination to succeed in life.
The young Nigerian man recently bagged himself a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering with a banging GPA of 4.0.
Despite being mocked by a friend of his father's for not graduating with a First Class in his BachelorS degree, he became even more resolute to do better and went ahead to finish with the impressive result from a University in Texas, U.S.A.
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