A lady, who recently completed her one year mandatory NYSC program, identified as Princess Nenye Mayor, took to Facebook to rant and titled it “We were not told!”.
She wrote about sharing toilet with over 40 corps members, climbing trees, jumping poles, crawling under dangerous barbed wires, running and bathing in the sun to satisfy part of the requirements of the compulsory youth service, which does not guarantee employment at the end.
She also advocated for education of youngsters and not schooling as the youths have been lid too and wrongly informed.
WE WERE NOT TOLD!
“We spent several years in school, from kindergarten to Higher institution just to wear this uniform,but we were not told; that the uniform does not guarantee, quick employment.
“Three weeks in orientation camp, with paramilitary drilling, all because of this uniform, still we were not told that the drilling is not a yard stick for quick employment.
“Early morning bath in the cold, rushing to the parade ground because when you miss the first line of the anthem you will have to give proper explanation to the the soldiers, awaiting you with their heartless punishment, yet we were not told that the government has destroyed the Nation decades ago.
“Climbing trees, jumping poles, crawling under a dangerous wire, running and matching in the sun all because the state government is on his way to visit the camping ground and there’s need to impress the nation, yet we were not told; that it’s just a waste of time.
“Sharing toilet with more than 40 corps member, risking our lives to please the nation yet we were not told; that our names are not on their list to benefit from the national Treasury.
“From camp to place of primary assignment,working from Monday to Friday without been paid, yet we were not told that the sacrifices are not recorded in their book.
Finally we passed out and face the employment market, but we were not told that age is a barrier and 4years working experience would be needed.
“We were not told that education is what we need not schooling.
We were not told that schooling will only produce a graduate with certificate but education will produce a product with something to produce, but our teachers lied to us that good CGPA is what the society need.
They lied to us right from kindergarten that we must study hard to have a good result but not to have good education.
“We were not told, that the man who invented college didn’t go to college.
Oh we were wrongly informed through our education curriculum.
I dedicate this to all NIGERIAN students who are coming to inherite the level of lies and wrong information in our academics curriculum to please forget schooling and focus on education.
“Enough of learning computer on the board
Enough of learning physics on the board
Enough of learning mechanical/electrical engineering on the board
Enough of learning agriculture on the board
Enough of schooling bring EDUCATION BACK TO OUR SCHOOLS”.