An individual going by the name Olutimain has provided an explanation for why he burned his original diplomas, which comprised his secondary school, JAMB, NYSC, and Bachelor of Arts degrees.

The Ajayi Crowther University history and international studies graduate claimed in a video that was shared on social media on Monday that he decided to give up his degrees because he could not find work and that the country’s current situation rendered them useless.

He said, “Getting a certificate in this country is like a waste of time.”


Ilenre continued by saying that even for foreign travel, the certifications are useless.

He said that since discovering that none of the jobs he had completed during the preceding 13 years had required his certificates, he had not been able to sleep for the previous week.

He continued by saying that, considering the current state of affairs in the country, people should learn handwork. He urged parents to allow their children to pursue their interests in crafts and trades.

“I finished school in 2010 and did my NYSC in 2010/2011; till today, I haven’t used these certificates to get a job,” Ilenre said.