Found this interesting conversation on Punch Newspaper and has to share here too!
When people graduate from school, they
hope to get employed with the certificate they have acquired and start
earning money. But oftentimes the jobs don’t come quick and sometimes
when people are employed, they are paid far below their expectations.
What if you’re offered $10m, but all you need to do is to burn your
certificate and forget you ever went to school? Read the answers some
Nigerians gave Saturday PUNCH
and I won’t regret it. I am a graduate and I have a second class upper,
yet I couldn’t get a job. I am now into business. So if someone offers
me $10m, I will burn my certificate and I will not be satisfied until
it’s turned into ashes. If I convert $10m into naira, it’s a huge sum of
money. So what else do I need my certificate for again?
spending money on schooling if not to use the degree to make money? I
can do anything for money, except rituals and stealing. With what the
economy is saying right now, I can burn my certificate to get $10m. If I
see someone who will give me such amount of money to burn my
certificate, I will not think twice.
certificate, I will also burn everything I have acquired that is related
to education. What is the point in having a certificate with no money?
Our country has so many unemployed youths, including me. Most go into
crime, which I can’t go into. So I will accept the offer of $10m and
burn my certificate.
times if I’m offered such money. Why am I gathering all the certificates
if not for money? After getting the money, I can still get back the
certificate. We have billionaires who didn’t go to school, yet they are
being conferred with honorary degrees. What else? I can even buy back
the certificate if I need it as long as the school exists.
If I calculate all the money they’ve spent on me from primary school to
the university level, it can never be up to that amount. So why would I
think twice before burning my certificate? I don’t even think there is
any certificate that can earn me that amount in 100 years.
because one day, the money will finish. Money can fly away no matter how
huge it is. Money is not even a sign of success, but most people think
it is. I worked hard for my certificate — I read; in sickness I still
attended lectures; my parents spent their resources on me. Thinking of
all these, I can’t do such a thing. My future is worth more than the
money. Even if I invest the money in a business and it crashes, what
will I fall back on? If I work hard, I don’t need to bank my future on
without money? There are many people without certificates but with
plenty money. I can burn my certificate for $10m because it’s a huge sum
of money. However, I may feel some regret if I think of the stress I
went through in order to acquire the certificate.
small money. I will use it to invest in a business. Many people have
certificates and yet can’t find a good job. Sometimes, people who don’t
have any certificate make much more money than those who went to school.
So I will burn my certificate if that’s all it requires to get $10m.
amount or for any reason because it is the only proof that I went to
school. For some positions in life, one needs a certificate. Though it
is not all of us that would use it to be successful, it is still good to
have one. It gives one an edge anywhere one finds himself. When I think
about all the stress and struggle I passed through to raise funds for
my school fees, burning my certificate would be the last thing I would
ever do in my life.
The money is huge and could last me for a lifetime if properly
invested. I could use the money to establish businesses that can make me
become prosperous in life. Meanwhile, as for the certificate, if I ever
need it again, I could go to the court to swear an affidavit that I
graduated from the school and still get it back.