The world is altering speedily. Scientists say that the floor of the earth on the equator strikes at a pace of 460 meters per second, or roughly 1,000 miles per hour. This motion is what takes us to new days, new weeks, months and years. Think about the infant you carried in your arms on the time of supply rising previous you in a couple of years later.
Life is all about development. And development is nothing however adjustments. Ever heard the saying, ‘change is fixed’? Yea, change is inevitable. It happens in nearly every thing in life.
Years again, there exist so many professions that introduced folks to fame. I recall when watch repairers name the photographs within the society; when postmasters and mail runners reside massive within the society – a time when typists go house with fats salaries each month. These are previously now. Motive? Change. This identical change can very quickly sweep away the work of a cashier, newspaper supply, journey companies, taxi drivers, and so on. These might be changed by self-checkout machines, digital studying machines, journey web sites, cell apps, self-driving automobiles, synthetic intelligence software program, and so on.
Other than the above, there are causes to concern that sure main professions would possibly endure new entrants within the close to future. A few of these professions have been the envy of the folks earlier than. I can recall vividly these days when a complete group will collect to rejoice with households whose kids/wards acquired admission to increased establishments. Going to universities these days was like going to heaven. Notably, these are now not the case at present.
In these days, firms, ministries and authorities companies run over one another simply to make use of a greater candidate for his or her group. The competitors was excessive, with higher gives – good salaries, official automobiles, homes, and so on. The reverse is the case at present, as younger graduates spend years at house in search of the place to work, giving bribes to get employed, battling with age restrict for employment, and all price not. The desk has actually turned!
The state of affairs doesn’t know whether or not you learn the very best programs otherwise you simply graduated with any course of research. After battling with the hustles and bustles which might be inherent in school, you might be greeted with a stark actuality of NO JOB! Some might argue that it relies on the course that one learn. To keep away from arguing an excessive amount of, let’s check out the next programs:
Engineering – It was an important honour and achievement for one to develop into a graduate of engineering. Engineers have been extremely revered. Upon commencement from the college, employment alternatives with higher pay, all the time await an engineer. The story is completely different at present. There are numerous unemployed engineers doing menial jobs simply to outlive. Ordinarily, engineers are supposed to invent, design, analyse, construct and take a look at machines, complicated methods, constructions, devices and supplies to fulfil useful aims and necessities whereas contemplating the constraints imposed by practicality, regulation, security and value. Their work is the hyperlink between scientific discoveries and the business purposes that meet societal and client wants. In Nigeria, engineers are shedding their relevance. There are such a lot of engineers as there are professionals. It’s just a few engineering graduates that respect the obligatory 4 years work expertise in his chosen area of research earlier than certification.
Other than that, engineering follow in Nigeria is confronted with poor funding, insufficient tools, college students’ inhabitants explosion with out commensurate services, lack of high-quality manpower when it comes to trainers and academics and poor angle of employers. In consequence, it’s now not modern for one to spend years within the college studying engineering that may solely give him a paper qualification with out the corresponding know-how or employment. Folks now flip away from engineering for different programs as long as they’re graduates; a qualification that may earn them employment in no matter space of their alternative.
I’ve as soon as met an engineer working as a teller in a financial institution. Lots of them are within the farms, others turned to academics, each in public and first colleges. There are additionally those that picked up political appointments, and so on. Just a few survive on this area as non-public practitioners.
Legislation – The enjoyment of turning into a lawyer and what the career represents could make dad and mom promote their alternative properties merely to have their kids/wards graduate and follow legislation. The legislation career has an enormous alternative like looking for to work in authorities places of work and different alternate options like company legislation, patent, and so on. With a legislation diploma, skilled selections in varied fields of managerial, company and authorized administrations are opened. Legal professionals can work in round newspapers or Radio/TV media, as firm secretaries or train legislation in colleges. Many legislation graduates at present are struggling to seek out their footing. Many have gone out of their methods to battle with market males/girls over what to purchase and promote to earn a dwelling. A few of them flood the court docket premises within the identify of cost and bail jobs, a day by day hustle apache that just a few of them survive from.
A set of diversified ones comply with land/home brokers to pull shoppers. This has made lots of people to place a large demarcation amongst them. Now we have now LAWYERS and BARRISTERS, which means the true cost and bail (in coats) and those with portfolios (wearing suites).
All these emanated from poor legislation reporting, exploitation of younger attorneys by legislation corporations, unauthorized intrusion by non-practitioners, corruption, exploitation by shoppers, and so on. Different challenges that face one in taking legislation as a profession in Nigeria embrace admission racketeering, stress, lengthy hours of labor, hovering legislation faculty charges, aggressive job market, non-patronage, altering authorized paradigms, expertise, authorized course of outsourcing. All these not solely scare, however deny potential attorneys the chance of venturing into the career of their alternative.
Medication – Studying drugs in Nigeria is a herculean job. For a lot of medical doctors, the top of their profession is finishing a specialist coaching programme or residency. This qualifies them as specialists. Entering into one among these programmes just isn’t straightforward. There may be the price of the qualifying major examinations. There may be additionally a excessive failure charge in these examinations.
In all, medical doctors command respect, and are essential too. That makes them a really proud folks. They’ll hardly agree with different practitioners. They discover it laborious to belief different individuals who’ve information of medication thereby jeopardizing additional medical analysis. On account of the excessive regard folks accord to medical doctors, the career accommodated so many medical doctors that aren’t passionate in saving lives. Victims of circumstances and youngsters of requirements flood the career. Many medical doctors at present have been pressured to check drugs in opposition to their needs. Surviving in harsh economies turns into a consider figuring out an individual’s alternative in fact in life. This helped to put a number of spherical balls in sq. holes. Wealthy dad and mom purchase admissions for his or her kids/wards to check programs they don’t have any aptitude for, displacing the precise individuals who have ardour for the career.
In different to seek out satisfaction and free their consciences, many of those medical doctors now delve into paid employment in authorities and different organizations the place they don’t follow drugs. The motive is simply to earn wage and survive. Some medical doctors at present are in politics, whereas others are succeeding as farmers, some take to music, film performing and movie making, whereas many are into style designing as skilled tailors. The World Well being Organisation (WHO) as soon as introduced that Nigeria has one of many highest doctor-to-population ratio in Africa. Based on the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), there are 72,000 nationally-registered Nigerian medical doctors, however solely 35,000 are working towards within the nation. This provides a deficit of over 260,000 medical doctors, going by the Nigerian inhabitants.
Nurses – Nurses are relational in nature. Relationships make life significant, and nurses don’t want to fret about dwelling with out vital connections. They bond rather a lot with folks – colleagues, sufferers, and so on. Another severe factor about them is that they’re all the time prepared to reply to sudden developments and affected person emergencies. It’s of their nature to indicate respect and compassion for his or her sufferers.
Because the saying goes, ‘it takes a particular particular person to be a nurse!’ Many of the occasions, sufferers choose them to the medical doctors. This isn’t unconnected with their angle of working towards on the frontlines of affected person care. In any hospital settings, nurses are the ever-present personalities that simply flip into the eyes, ears and voice of healthcare.
One of many degrading components affecting this career is the reckless use of auxiliaries within the place of pros. Auxiliary nurses earn much less and might be humble sufficient to be ordered round anyhow. They’ll do any type of unprofessional job. What they want is to be taught learn how to deal with syringes and inject sufferers. In any given hospital in Nigeria, each private and non-private, the ratio of auxiliary nurses to professionals stays 3:1. This unprofessional conduct of healthcare suppliers has killed the morale of prospects to select up nursing as a career.
Within the search of higher identification, many of those professionals have ventured into non-public patent drugs retailer companies, maternity house companies, clinics, and so on, with so many others jetting in another country in quest of greener pastures.
Journalism – Doing the work of interviewing a variety of individuals with various backgrounds is a large perk within the lifetime of a journalist. He’s always uncovered to new characters and wishes to listen to their tales, analysis and opinions. It’s actually an important profession for social spirits. Journalism is quick shedding its cultural relevance and commodity of worth. The core disaster just isn’t about enterprise fashions, high quality, ethics, or belief, however NEWS. Journalism is nothing, with out information, and information which is the guts of journalism is dying!
Globalization is killing information. The invention of world satellite tv for pc televisions, inexpensive worldwide air journey, the web and the social media, all have made information a dying commodity. Information as soon as dominated, and made journalists appear like demi-gods. Right now, information has misplaced its monopoly on the sense of globalism it as soon as generated and ruled.
Years again, journalists go after newsmakers to extract data for public consumption. Information was scarce, and the very best and most versatile journalist carries the day. They have been the custodians of something new, so long as data dissemination is worried. Right now is completely different. Newsmakers choose their social community handles, web sites, and so on to air their private and official views. Whereas journalism retains its satisfaction of place within the lives of individuals, but NEWS is dying. Each Dick and Harry has became a journalist – medical doctors, engineers, attorneys, college students, farmers, and so on. What you want is only a camera-phone, you might be good to go. You have got, although unprofessionally, develop into a photojournalist – taking footage of occasions, reporting issues and having them broadcasted by means of a channel of your alternative.
Similar to different professionals, the work of an expert journalist is really in danger, regardless that the career is alive and energetic! No marvel you see these professionals at present within the payroll of presidency officers writing their memoirs, some have turned to farming, others have develop into stooges and propaganda machines to sure highly effective people, blackmailing and creating ripples within the air, and so on. Within the higher half, some have engaged themselves into significant ventures like schooling, advocacy companies and media consulting.
The query that begs for a solution is that this, how extra, will these professionals survive within the midst of a altering world with all its attending distractions?