YOU ARE YOUR BEST ASSET
Despite 40% of the world’s young people – or 1 billlion children – projected to grown up in Africa by 2050, the education to employment pipeline is almost non-existent in many countries, with close to 50% of the continent’s university graduates leaving school without jobs. Regardless of industry.
Yes, there are a couple of sayings, albums, and individuals that could tell us a thing or two about lemons, life and lemonade. But making the most out of decaying education infrastructure and inaccessible employment opportunities is deeply disheartening to say the least.
When Tom-Chris Emewulu’s undergraduate institution, Atlantic International University, Nigeria Campus, lost their accreditation forcing them to let their entire student body go, his expulsion from education dashed his employment aspirations and career ambitions.