Why it is important to learn a skill while in Nigerian University

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Why it is important to learn a skill while in Nigerian University

It is easy to get carried away while in university because of unstoppable activities going on concurrently. Education activities will take major part of your time. When you add more extra activities, you will see yourself struggling to find time for yourself.


One other problem with university students is that they fail to think ahead until when they graduate and start facing the reality of unemployment in Nigeria. I have seen many people with high hope of getting job immediately after graduation but some have spent countless number of years at home since graduating with no job.


It is hard to predict if your will get a job after graduation in Nigeria; expect you have a family business with a space available for you to occupy whenever you are done with your university study.


In other not to fall into this category, it is important to use the little time you have while in university to go out there and learn a serious skill in area you have passion. Be sure to learn a skill that can sustain you for a long time while you are still looking for a job within your area of specialty.


Apart from the fear of being unemployed after graduation, if you happen to get a job your skill will also bring in supplementary income in addition to your salary.


There are many people that have exploited the skill they learned in the past and use it to create a big business and employ other people to work for them.


The following is some list of skill you can learn which can be handy in the future. Don’t wait until when you need it before you start learning it. Do it now and leap the benefit in future


  1. Basic Computer knowledge / Office package
  2. Web Design
  3. Programming
  4. Graphics Design
  5. 3D Graphics
  6. Dress Making
  7. Shoe making
  8. Hair plaiting
  9. Hair Dressing
  10. Mobile Device Repair
  11. Modelling
  12. Content Writing / Curator
  13. Business Management

Kindly share with us any skill that is missing in this list you think should be in the list.

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