Somehow I feel as though Mondays may turn into a feature day; I LOVE IT! Today’s post was written by Kingsley, a very close friend. Hi King!

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Final lap in school

Just like in a race

People fall off

Others fight to finish

Some barely graze the finish line.

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After that what next

We are promised success

Only to find there is none.

We are promised jobs

Only to be told there are no vacancies.

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The struggle of a graduate

Holding a certificate

But can’t get any use for it

The sad reality hits

Even a tsunami is calm.

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The plans drawn from school

Torn to pieces by reality.

Aspirations of being more

Drowned in a pool of frustration

Frustration that can kill.

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Spirits can be crushed

Will of people broken

Visions fade

All because systems don’t work

God Bless Our Homeland Ghana.

King.

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Thanks for reading! I’d really love to hear what everyone thinks. Let’s have a conversation!

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16 thoughts on “After that Tassel 

  1. That’s the reality but unfortunately students fail to realize that when in school. Skills development programs are mostly organized for free on various campuses; when you invite someone, the first question is… “is item 13 assured?” 😏. The systems are not working but majority fail to work on themselves too.

    My 5 pesewas contribution #Morle is out ✌🏿

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  2. This is not the time to cower, this is not the time to loose hope. The hopes society willed in us is too much to feel hopeless although we live in a system that can easily sway one’s hopes and aspirations. What will happen if we cannot step up and out in faith. Been promised a job is a cliche in today’s Gh. It’s a promise that held true back in the days. Yesterday would have been perfect to go get a job, the system we are currently playing in does not work well in getting a job but what is perfect today is go create a job. Truth is, responsibility is laid on us as a graduate (universal students) and when given the opportunity we sure will perform but how about creating the opportunity yourself for others. Society hasn’t waited all these years of schooling to come and tell them we have no solution to the innumerable and countless challenges we all face. We are promised opportunities (if it even existed) not success but what we do with the opportunity determines whether we succeed or otherwise. Certificates are a necessary requirement but not a sure guarantee of one’s success outside of school. I believe we have to do Ghana good by relinquishing the age held notion of “finish school and go get a job” our educational system still promotes the old notion but we have to alter that if the hopes of society is vested in the youth and for that matter (graduates), we cannot disappoint, no matter how Bleak the situation seems. Plans on paper might look good but greatly deviate from what the “real world” offers It is time to flush that notion and embrace the tall order. It is possible but don’t anticipate it on a silver platter, brace yourself for the road will not be smooth but it will be worth the ride. All the best too us all.

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    1. Whoa🤤 well said. But then there’s another angle; everyone isn’t exactly ‘cut out for entrepreneurship. We have leaders and followers in every generation. What if you’re well versed in ‘following’? How does that work for such an individual?

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      1. No one is born a follower, we are all leaders in our own right from birth. Picking on DanniSarps submission, I believe there are a lot if opportunities on campus during our stay there, just a handful of us take real advantage of that. We wire through the campus system without the system wiring through us. We put ourselves in a box, believing all we are and are capable of doing is that program we have studied, truth is there is more to each and everyone regardless of the program of study. We ought to search ourselves well enough to uncover all of ourselves. That is the only way we can brace through and be confident that we are capable no matter what we are handed.

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      2. No one is born a follower, we are all leaders in our own right from birth. Picking on DanniSarps submission, I believe there are a lot of opportunities on campus during our stay there, just a handful of us take real advantage of that. We wire through the campus system without the system wiring through us. We put ourselves in a box, believing all we are and are capable of doing is that program we have studied, truth is there is more to each and everyone regardless of the program of study. We ought to search ourselves well enough to uncover all of ourselves. That is the only way we can brace through and be confident that we are capable no matter what we are handed.

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  3. King bro u got the rythme and words that kuukua requires.. u also depict the reality that has a duality of hope n despair.. it’s left with each one to make a choice.. I choose hope 🙋🏾‍♂️

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