Varsity degrees won’t necessarily usher you into an El Dorado, Buhari tells gradutands.


President Muhammadu Buhari has told graduands at Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State, that a university degree won’t necessarily usher them into an El Dorado.

He warned that a university degree is not a meal ticket, saying that, rather, a degree or diploma would only assist the holder to grapple with challenges of life, one of which, he noted, is youth unemployment.

Buhari stated this on Friday at the 13th Convocation ceremony for the conferment of higher degrees, postgraduate diplomas and honorary degrees at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

While saying that his administration would address youth unemployment and underemployment, Buhari called on the youths to embrace the opportunities the Federal Government had put in place to mitigate the unemployment situation for the time being.

He said, “You are cautioned that university degrees do not usher you into an El Dorado. It rather equips you with the competence to grapple with the ever-changing challenges of life, of which youth unemployment is a vexatious part.

“The Federal Government will remain undaunted in tackling the challenges of youth unemployment and underemployment through a matrix of initiatives.”

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