February 28, 2024

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 child you carried in your palms on the time of supply rising previous you in a couple 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 nearly the whole lot 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 stay giant within the society – a time when typists go house with fats salaries each month. These are previously now. Purpose? Change. This similar change can very quickly sweep away the work of a cashier, newspaper supply, journey businesses, taxi drivers, and so on. These might be changed by self-checkout machines, digital studying machines, journey web sites, cellular apps, self-driving automobiles, synthetic intelligence software program, and so on.

Aside from the above, there are causes to worry that sure main professions may 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 neighborhood will collect to rejoice with households whose kids/wards acquired admission to larger establishments. Going to universities these days was like going to heaven. Notably, these are not the case at this time.

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 autos, homes, and so on. The reverse is the case at this time, as younger graduates spend years at house 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 actually turned!

The scenario doesn’t know whether or not you learn one of the 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 ideal honour and achievement for one to turn 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 this time. There are numerous unemployed engineers doing menial jobs simply to outlive. Ordinarily, engineers are supposed to invent, design, analyse, construct and check machines, complicated techniques, buildings, devices and supplies to fulfil useful targets and necessities whereas contemplating the constraints imposed by practicality, regulation, security and value. Their work is the hyperlink between scientific discoveries and the business functions 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 necessary 4 years work expertise in his chosen area of research earlier than certification.

Aside from that, engineering follow in Nigeria is confronted with poor funding, insufficient gear, 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 can 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. A lot 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.

Regulation – 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 kids/wards graduate and follow legislation. The legislation occupation has an unlimited alternative like in search of 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. Attorneys can work in round newspapers or Radio/TV media, as firm secretaries or train legislation in colleges. Many legislation graduates at this time are struggling to search out their footing. Many have gone out of their methods to battle with market males/ladies over what to purchase and promote to earn a residing. 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 tug purchasers. This has made lots of people to place a large demarcation amongst them. Now we’ve got LAWYERS and BARRISTERS, which means the actual 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 purchasers, 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 college 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 occupation of their alternative.

Medication – Studying medication in Nigeria is a herculean process. For a lot of docs, the top of their profession is finishing a specialist coaching programme or residency. This qualifies them as specialists. Stepping into one in all these programmes isn’t simple. There’s the price of the qualifying main examinations. There’s additionally a excessive failure charge in these examinations.

In all, docs command respect, and are crucial too. That makes them a really proud folks. They will hardly agree with different practitioners. They discover it arduous to belief different individuals who’ve data of medication thereby jeopardizing additional medical analysis. On account of the excessive regard folks accord to docs, the occupation accommodated so many docs that aren’t passionate in saving lives. Victims of circumstances and youngsters of requirements flood the occupation. Many docs at this time have been pressured to review medication towards their needs. Surviving in harsh economies turns into a consider figuring out an individual’s alternative after all in life. This helped to put a number of spherical balls in sq. holes. Wealthy mother and father purchase admissions for his or her kids/wards to review programs they don’t have any aptitude for, displacing the precise individuals who have ardour for the occupation.

In different to search out satisfaction and free their consciences, many of those docs now delve into paid employment in authorities and different organizations the place they don’t follow medication. The motive is simply to earn wage and survive. Some docs at this time 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. In keeping with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), there are 72,000 nationally-registered Nigerian docs, however solely 35,000 are training within the nation. This offers a deficit of over 260,000 docs, going by the Nigerian inhabitants.

Nurses – Nurses are relational in nature. Relationships make life significant, and nurses don’t want to fret about residing with out important 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 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!’ Many of the occasions, sufferers choose them to the docs. This isn’t unconnected with their angle of training 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 execs. Auxiliary nurses earn much less and might be humble sufficient to be ordered round anyhow. They will do any type of unprofessional job. What they want is to be taught methods 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 choose up nursing as a occupation.

Within the search of higher id, many of those professionals have ventured into non-public patent medication retailer companies, maternity house companies, clinics, and so on, with so many others jetting in another country searching for 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 consistently uncovered to new characters and desires to listen to their tales, analysis and opinions. It’s actually an ideal profession for social spirits. Journalism is quick shedding its cultural relevance and commodity of worth. The core disaster 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, 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 to be demi-gods. At the moment, 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 one of the best and most versatile journalist carries the day. They have been the custodians of something new, so long as data dissemination is anxious. At the moment 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 become a journalist – docs, engineers, attorneys, college students, farmers, and so on. What you want is only a camera-phone, you might be good to go. You might have, although unprofessionally, turn into a photojournalist – taking photos of occasions, reporting issues and having them broadcasted via a channel of your alternative.

Similar to different professionals, the work of an expert journalist is really in danger, despite the fact that the occupation is alive and energetic! No marvel you see these professionals at this time within the payroll of presidency officers writing their memoirs, some have turned to farming, others have turn 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?