While many young Nigerians who partook in the compulsory 1 year youth service are currently celebrating their successful passing out, others however are simply grateful the experience is over.
A biracial Nigerian lady identified as Claudia Ayodele has taken to social media to share her experience and the lessons learnt from serving her nation Nigeria under the compulsory 1 year youth service.
In a detailed write-up, she pointed out the issues she encountered from the NYSC compulsory one year experience. She stated that Nigeria faces a bigger problem due to the type of poorly educated Nigerian graduates. According to her post on Instagram, there was a great lack of respect, shame and humility.
She wrote: "A brief recap Honestly the last 11 months were not a joke.I don’t know how many times I wanted to literally quit NYSC but I kept reminding myself why I actually started. Why? Because you just never know when Nigerians want to make your life miserable in the future. On the positive note, I learnt a lot about the way of life in this country
Got to experience going to a state without an airport in its near vicinity. Got to experience what it’s like to be in the deepest jungle bush where even google maps imaging cannot capture the road. Got to experience how deeply ingrained corruption and indiscipline is in Nigerians from young to old. Got to experience how simple queueing, is not possible... Over and over again Respect rarely exists. Humility rarely exists. Shame equally rarely exists. Self-Interest exists. Before anyone gets hurt by this finding, honestly there’s a big difference between poor and middle class not to talk of upper class
They say Nigeria has a high number of graduates, I say Nigeria has a high number of graduates who were not taught quality education and lack basic common sense. They say the problem with Nigeria is it’s old leaders, I say Nigeria faces an even bigger problem when the young already show traits of the older generation clinging on to power.
For the first time I got to fully interact with Nigerians from all walks of life and it has been a truly humbling experience. I am grateful to those who pushed me to do NYSC because now I know up until a year ago, I lived in a bubble when it came to ‘knowing’ my country.
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It turns out Claudia may have spoken on a sensitive but fundamental issue as her post received mixed reactions from people on the social media platform.
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