By Henry Iheanacho
Nigerian socio-political critic and author, Reno Omokri has shared his thoughts on the value of a degree, hours after a graduate burnt all his certificates over his inability to get a job.
The US-based pastor making his opinion known in a post via his official Instagram, said skills now matter more than academic degrees
Omokri advised graduates never to think their degrees guarantee success. He also explained that everything graduates learned in school for 16 years can be sourced in few seconds via google search.
Going further, the former presidential aide said a Masters degree holder isn’t in high demand as a fashion designer, coder or skilled motor mechanic in today’s world.
He wrote; “Every single thing you learnt in school for 16 years, can be sourced in a few seconds by a google search. So, don’t let your degrees make you arrogant. Don’t think it guarantees you success. The world has changed. Skills now matter more than degrees.
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“Skills now matter more than degrees. A man with Masters in Literature, or History, or such humanities, isn’t in as high demand as a fashion designer, a coder, or skilled motor mechanic in today’s world. If it sounds brutal, it’s because it’s true!