- A Nigerian graduate who attended Ajayi Crowther University got angry and set fire to all his certificates because he failed to get a job
- In a video which has gone viral on social media, the young man said he finished school 13 years ago but has never used his certificates
- The man, Olutimain Alvin Lanre, said all he had been doing were menial jobs meant for illiterates
An angry Nigerian man has set fire to all his school certificates, from primary school to university.
In a trending video, the frustrated young man said his school certificates have been useless to him since he graduated.
The man, Olutimain Alvin Lanre, graduated from Ajayi Crowther University and did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 2013.
Lanre lamented that all the jobs he had been able to do since his graduation were those meant for illiterates, rendering his certificates useless.
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According to Lanre, it was better for young people to acquire skills instead of going to school to study for a long time for certificates they would end up not using.
He brought out all the certificates and lit them on fire while lamenting how he hadn't used them to secure anything useful for himself.
Watch the video below:
Nigerians react as man burns his certificates
"If he does that, how would his message be passed?"
"Coloured photocopy machines dey. Who are you fooling?"
"Valid points but rash action to take."
"He is expressing frustrations of Nigeria as a country."
"I have enlarged mine. They are in my sitting room. It is a reminder for me not to allow my children to study useless courses in this country. Rather, they will go for professional courses."
Another graduate burns his certificates
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that an unidentified alumnus shocked everyone after choosing to set ablaze his crucial documents.
The man filmed himself dipping his academic credentials into a metallic cooking pot with flames of fire.
Netizens, while sympathizing with him, told him it would be prudent to be patient even in the face of adversities.