The world is altering speedily. Scientists say that the floor of the earth on the equator strikes at a velocity 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 newborn you carried in your fingers on the time of supply rising previous you in a number of years later.
Life is all about progress. And progress is nothing however adjustments. Ever heard the saying, ‘change is fixed’? Yea, change is inevitable. It happens in virtually every thing in life.
Years again, there exist so many professions that introduced individuals 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 dwelling with fats salaries each month. These are previously now. Motive? Change. This similar change can very quickly sweep away the work of a cashier, newspaper supply, journey businesses, taxi drivers, and so forth. These may be changed by self-checkout machines, digital studying machines, journey web sites, cellular apps, self-driving automobiles, synthetic intelligence software program, and so forth.
Other than the above, there are causes to concern that sure main professions may endure new entrants within the close to future. A few of these professions had been the envy of the individuals earlier than. I can recall vividly these days when a complete neighborhood will collect to rejoice with households whose youngsters/wards obtained admission to greater establishments. Going to universities these days was like going to heaven. Notably, these are not the case at the moment.
In these days, corporations, ministries and authorities businesses 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 forth. The reverse is the case at the moment, as younger graduates spend years at dwelling on the lookout for the place to work, giving bribes to get employed, battling with age restrict for employment, and all value not. The desk has really turned!
The scenario doesn’t know whether or not you learn the most effective programs otherwise you simply graduated with any course of research. After battling with the hustles and bustles which might be inherent in school, you’re greeted with a stark actuality of NO JOB! Some could argue that it is determined by 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 amazing honour and achievement for one to develop into a graduate of engineering. Engineers had been extremely revered. Upon commencement from the college, employment alternatives with higher pay, at all times await an engineer. The story is totally different at the moment. There are lots of unemployed engineers doing menial jobs simply to outlive. Ordinarily, engineers are supposed to invent, design, analyse, construct and take a look at machines, advanced techniques, buildings, devices and supplies to fulfil purposeful goals and necessities whereas contemplating the restrictions imposed by practicality, regulation, security and value. Their work is the hyperlink between scientific discoveries and the industrial purposes that meet societal and shopper 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 subject of research earlier than certification.
Other than that, engineering apply 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. Because of this, it’s not trendy 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. Individuals 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 faculties. There are additionally those that picked up political appointments, and so forth. Just a few survive on this subject as personal practitioners.
Legislation – The enjoyment of changing into a lawyer and what the occupation represents could make mother and father promote their alternative properties merely to have their youngsters/wards graduate and apply regulation. The regulation occupation has an enormous alternative like in search of to work in authorities places of work and different options like company regulation, patent, and so forth. With a regulation diploma, skilled selections in numerous fields of managerial, company and authorized administrations are opened. Attorneys can work in round newspapers or Radio/TV media, as firm secretaries or educate regulation in faculties. Many regulation graduates at the moment are struggling to seek out their footing. Many have gone out of their methods to wrestle with market males/girls over what to purchase and promote to earn a dwelling. A few of them flood the courtroom 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 observe land/home brokers to pull purchasers. This has made lots of people to place a large demarcation amongst them. Now now we have LAWYERS and BARRISTERS, that means the true cost and bail (in coats) and those with portfolios (wearing suites).
All these emanated from poor regulation reporting, exploitation of younger legal professionals by regulation companies, unauthorized intrusion by non-practitioners, corruption, exploitation by purchasers, and so forth. Different challenges that face one in taking regulation as a profession in Nigeria embrace admission racketeering, stress, lengthy hours of labor, hovering regulation faculty charges, aggressive job market, non-patronage, altering authorized paradigms, expertise, authorized course of outsourcing. All these not solely scare, however deny potential legal professionals the chance of venturing into the occupation of their alternative.
Drugs – Studying medication in Nigeria is a herculean activity. For a lot of medical doctors, the top of their profession is finishing a specialist coaching programme or residency. This qualifies them as specialists. Moving into one in all these programmes is just not 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 crucial too. That makes them a really proud individuals. They will hardly agree with different practitioners. They discover it laborious to belief different individuals who’ve information of drugs thereby jeopardizing additional medical analysis. Because of the excessive regard individuals accord to medical doctors, the occupation accommodated so many medical doctors that aren’t passionate in saving lives. Victims of circumstances and youngsters of requirements flood the occupation. Many medical doctors at the moment had been compelled to check medication towards their needs. Surviving in harsh economies turns into a think about figuring out an individual’s alternative after all in life. This helped to position a number of spherical balls in sq. holes. Wealthy mother and father purchase admissions for his or her youngsters/wards to check programs they haven’t any aptitude for, displacing the correct individuals who have ardour for the occupation.
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 apply medication. The motive is simply to earn wage and survive. Some medical doctors at the moment are in politics, whereas others are succeeding as farmers, some take to music, film performing and movie making, whereas many are into vogue 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. In accordance with 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 offers 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 lots with individuals – colleagues, sufferers, and so forth. Yet another severe factor about them is that they’re at all times prepared to reply to surprising 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!’ A lot of the instances, sufferers desire 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 occupation is the reckless use of auxiliaries within the place of pros. Auxiliary nurses earn much less and may be humble sufficient to be ordered round anyhow. They will do any type of unprofessional job. What they want is to be taught how one can 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 occupation.
Within the search of higher id, many of those professionals have ventured into personal patent medication retailer companies, maternity dwelling companies, clinics, and so forth, with so many others jetting in another country in the hunt for greener pastures.
Journalism – Doing the work of interviewing a variety of individuals with numerous 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 really an amazing profession for social spirits. Journalism is quick shedding its cultural relevance and commodity of worth. The core disaster is just not 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, reasonably priced 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 info for public consumption. Information was scarce, and the most effective and most versatile journalist carries the day. They had been the custodians of something new, so long as info dissemination is worried. Right now is totally different. Newsmakers desire their social community handles, web sites, and so forth to air their private and official views. Whereas journalism retains its delight of place within the lives of individuals, but NEWS is dying. Each Dick and Harry has was a journalist – medical doctors, engineers, legal professionals, college students, farmers, and so forth. What you want is only a camera-phone, you’re good to go. You may have, although unprofessionally, develop into a photojournalist – taking footage of occasions, reporting issues and having them broadcasted via a channel of your alternative.
Identical to different professionals, the work of knowledgeable journalist is actually in danger, though the occupation is alive and energetic! No surprise you see these professionals at the moment 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 forth. 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?