Nigerian Youths have been warned not to see the university degree or the diploma as a meal ticket but rather as an assistive tool for the holder to grapple with challenges of life especially youth unemployment.
President Muhammadu Buhari made this known on Friday during the 13th Convocation ceremony for the conferment of higher degrees, postgraduate diplomas and honorary degrees at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
President Buhari’s address was read by the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka, who told the graduands that the Federal Government remains undaunted in tackling the challenges of youth unemployment and underemployment through a matrix of initiatives that includes N-Power, the Bank of Industry Youth Entrepreneurship Support Programme and the Central Bank of Nigeria and Bank of Agriculture Support Schemes.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Joseph Ahaneku In his address, said the 13th convocation of the institution was for the 2017/2018 academic year.
No fewer than 6,500 graduates were conferred with first degrees, 182 postgraduate diplomas, while 763 were conferred with Masters degrees and 269 got PhD degrees.