Automatic employment for first-class graduates, according to the lawmakers, would foster academic achievement among Nigerian students.
The Nigerian House of Representatives has encouraged the federal government to explore making first-class graduates of Nigerian universities and other institutions eligible for automatic employment.This came after a motion by Emeka Chinedu (APC-Imo) was passed in plenary on Wednesday in Abuja.

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Mr. Chinedu, who presented the motion, expressed worry over the dearth of career opportunities for many Nigerian graduates, particularly those with first-class degrees, leading them to seek greener pastures abroad.”This is despite the fact that, in some regions, graduates with lower marks get first refusal in finding jobs due to their connections,” he explained.
Mr Chinedu claimed that Nigerian institutions generate hundreds of first-class graduates each year, but that only a small percentage of them are hired at the end of the day.Graduating with a first class in any educational institution, he claims, indicates a grade A – brain.
Automatic employment for first-class graduates, according to Mr Chinedu, would encourage other students to work more.Abdurrazak Namdaz (APC-Adamawa), speaking against the motion, remarked that a first-class graduate might not be the best candidate for a given profession.
Automatic employment for first-class graduates, according to Babangida Ibrahim (APC-Katsina), may foster academic corruption.
Abdurrazak Namdaz (APC-Adamawa), speaking against the motion, remarked that a first-class graduate might not be the best candidate for a given profession. Automatic employment for first-class graduates, according to Babangida Ibrahim (APC-Katsina), may foster academic corruption.
Automatic employment for first-class graduates, according to Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, will foster academic achievement among Nigerian students.When the speaker put the proposition to a voice vote, the parliamentarians overwhelmingly approved it.(NAN)

 

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