A young Nigerian lady was caught on camera crying tears of sadness rather than tears of joy at her graduation.
She had just graduated with honors from Rivers State University, but she was disappointed because she feared she would end up like her brother, who is also unemployed despite graduating with honors.
Her sister, Weleski, shared the touching story and video on her Instagram page, calling for immediate attention to the issue of brilliant minds remaining unemployed in Nigeria due to a flawed system.
In the video, the 20-year-old graduate can be seen crying in her graduation gown while her sister consoles her, telling her she doesn’t need to cry.
Welesky revealed that their brother graduated with honors last year but has been unable to find work since.
She wrote; “Today is suppose to be a very happy day in my family but I am extremely heartbroken 💔. This is my younger sister, a 20 year old girl that have dedicated her entire life and worked soo hard by combining academics and being the back bone of my mother’s mini Resturant business just so we can survive.
I watch this young lady stay up almost all night to study just so she could make good grades like her immediate elder brother who also graduated with a first class Division from the Department of medical laboratory science. Today God has indeed answered our endless prayers and my girl has graduated with a First class Division and a CGPA of 4.80 from the Prestigious RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY.
We had all vowed to make good grades so that We could free our parents from struggling and get retained by the university as lecturers, but today that dream cannot be seen coming forth 😞. Last year, my immediate younger brother who also graduated with a first class degree and was the Best graduating student from his department was promised by the Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Nlerum Sunday Okogbule under the encouragement and support of the Honourable Registrar of Medical laboratory science council of Nigeria (MLSCN) of an instant employment (lecturing job).
This promise and great news brought instant happiness and gave joy and fulfilment to my entire family, we were all happy and believed our dreams had finally come to pass but to our greatest surprise, he was denied the employment”
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