After school and service year, securing yourself a job comes next, then applying to get yourself a masters degree or a PhD may be next on your to-do list.
Well that doesn’t work for everyone. I don’t even know if that’s the path I’m going to take.
Our educational system in Nigeria has a way of changing your dream and maybe your destiny. You may apply to study a particular course and you’ll be offered another. That in itself may not be such a bad thing, if everyone becomes a doctor, lawyer or engineer, who would be left in other disciplines?
I found myself studying a course I didn’t like and never planned to study. Throughout my time in school, I was unenthusiastic about my course of study even though I still graduated with a very good grade. I didn’t really know what I was going to do with the certificate or how I was going to apply it to my career. I was just unsure!
Finding myself in a country like Nigeria where the next thing most graduates would do is venture into entrepreneurship (which we are never prepared for in any way) to make ends meet isn’t helping matters.
I know I would love to have a masters degree, then a PhD, you know all the shenanigans that comes with having the prefix Dr. attached to your name, but I’m low-key asking myself if it won’t be a waste of resources, time and knowledge. I could channel that energy and resources into building a brand that would stand the test of time. Besides, the people making waves in our society aren’t the Master degree or PhD degree holders. I may be wrong but I don’t think so.
The innovative, the entertainers, the entrepreneurs are! Oh.. The politicians got all the money lol..
Another option is to go back to the university to study Medicine (what my parents wanted for me) but.. I don’t see myself doing that, my son or daughter would do that if they want. Hahaha 😂
Right now, I see myself growing a business, building a brand and taking lots of professional courses.
Most importantly enjoying life while living intentionally.
Until I spill again.