Ph.D Holders, 704 Masters Degree Holders Apply for Driving Jobs at Dangote

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

Dangote transport company, a company that specialises in training and employing drivers after graduation, initiated a project called ‘The Drivers Academy” which aimed at recruiting and training 2,000 Nigerian graduates to become professional heavy vehicle drivers for the newly established super fleet of the group.

Surprisingly, out of the 13,000 applications received, six were Ph.D holders, 704 were Masters Holders, while 8,460 were Bachelor degree holders.

The Chairman of the company, Aliko Dangote revealed this while speaking during the mentor-ship meeting of the World Bank Youth Forum.

This reveals the alarming state of unemployment in Nigeria, the increasing rate of unemployment in an abundant filled nation.

Every year, over 300,000 graduates are churned out from the tertiary institutions nationwide. This number grows yearly and translates into more and more unemployed people littering the streets of Nigerian cities.

We are losing most of our youths and graduates to crime and social vices as a result of frustration.



    Driving is a professional job that should be respected in Nigeria as it is in other parts of the world like UAE, UK, USA, etc. Paper qualification should be known as a means of having certificate showing that I am at least literate to this level, because even if you are a Professor, you cannot claim an Island of knowledge apart from your field of specialization.

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