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Ola everyone!! How’s been life and such??  I know I went silent all of a sudden but please pardon me, it’s called the life of a student. But that life for me is no more thankfully. Our final year exams finished last week Friday. Yes, I am finally done with school and the joy I am feeling is unimaginable. It was 5 years of toil and strain with loads of good times. I’m actually shocked at the amount of stuff I got to do while I was a student, no regrets whatsoever as to how those 5 years were spent..ok, maybe some because if you think about it with the amount of money spent on school fees I could have gone and started a business and by now be moving on to the next project having set it up very nicely.

I’m exhausted from the partying that went down over the weekend but I’m becoming apprehensive about my delay at sending out job applications. To practice Civil engineering or not to practice Civil Engineering?? (that’s the course i did) That is the question. I’m the type of person who is a Jack of all trades (or rather has the potential to be a jack of all trades) and as such I am a master of non-I’m not really sure where to apply my faculties to. The Kenyan education system that I passed through ensured that I was a jack of all trades but thankfully it’s changing and now the kids have a lighter load instead of carrying all manner of text books for skills they will not use.

This thing of being a jack of all trades has its pros and cons. Have you ever gotten incensed when an American (the Europeans I have met tend to be more educated less ignorant) asks you which part of Africa you are from. Really?? “Africa is not a country!!” I feel like shouting at the top of my lungs but their education system is what has failed them. It is not their fault. The systems are a thing of generalization versus specialization. They specialization system focuses  more on the child’s strengths and interests rather than on passing them through a mass curriculum. Who does the work better??  A specialist. Who ends up being the manual labourer? The generalist (for lack of a better word). So I know loads of general knowledge which may not help me in the future but atleast it helps me live in harmony and understand my fellow brother across the world.

So what to do?? I am going to spend the entire day online tomorrow searching for links and sending out emails in the hope that something comes through. It doesn’t have to be the most glamorous job in the world, it just has to be something I can apply myself to and finally feel as If I am becoming the adult I need to be. The pressures face me telling me I need to move out of my current residence, where I neither pay for food nor shelter and fend for myself. I try ignore these pressures but that’s like ignoring Godzilla breathing down your neck. So, if you can pray for me as I go through this transition that would be great. Everyone’s been here, I guess I just need confidence that I’ll make it through.



A graduate of Mech Engr from UNILORIN. Works and lives in Lagos.

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