Babcock University Students
Break The Cycle Of Poverty Now
Babcock University students learn how to break the cycle of poverty now.
My name is Emmanuel Adekoya and also known as Emmanonline.
Do you know what? Two of my children graduated from Babcock University in 2007 and 2008 respectively and was also privileged to speak at Babcock University Student Association BUSA Week in 2008.
Please allow me to tell you a little more about myself, can I?
After 35yrs of service, I retired as Chief Technical Officer of Nigeria’s Government owned Telecoms Company. A retired Executive Director with fat pension, you will think should not have anything to worry about? That was also my thinking at the time.
You know what? One year after retirement and even before being paid gratuity, Government in its wisdom decided to liquidate the pension fund and pay off everyone. That signaled big trouble for both retirees and the disengaged staff of the company.
It was only in 2010 that my son that graduated in 2007 eventually secured a job while the one that graduated in 2008 decided to be self employed.
You will probably ask why the subject of how to break the cycle of poverty has become something of such concern to me?
During the time of our forefathers, the saying use to be; if you educate a child in the family, you would have succeeded in breaking the cycle of poverty in the family. That was because if you get a good certificate a good job will automatically follow.
You know, today a good certificate is NOT a Guarantee for securing any job not to talk about breaking the cycle of poverty. You will need to know someone who knows someone that knows somebody in the corridor of power to get a job.
If you are to break the cycle of poverty, you must get financial education in addition to your course of study. Financial education is however not taught in any University.
That is why the subject of how to break the cycle of poverty is of great concern to me.
Did I hear you ask, how then do I break the cycle of poverty without breaking a bank?
While deeply reflecting on this subject, I came to a conclusion that if in your first year (100 level), you were to embark on a project that may lead to your financial education in addition to your course of study, it will help you fight unemployment and eventually break the cycle of poverty.
In the process of my seeking further knowledge after retirement I attended continuous training. It was while in one of these training program that the idea of a project that will NOT cost an arm and a leg was revealed to me.
If you are to faithfully implement the project as if your life after graduation depends on it, you might not have to look for job after graduation because you would have become self employed while still at school.
Do you remember Davido omo Baba olowo, do you?
If you would like to find out what the project is all about, then I’ll like to invite you to this free online seminar where the project on breaking the cycle of poverty will be discussed at great length.
You know what? On a lighter note, I have four Babcock University Graduates in my house now; two are by marriage. You now can see why the love for Babcock University Students. Book your seat now.