When people graduate from school, they hope to get employed with the certificate they have acquired and start earning money. But oftentimes the jobs don’t come quick and sometimes when people are employed, they are paid far below their expectations. What if you’re offered $10m, but all you need to do is to burn your certificate and forget you ever went to school? Read the answers some Nigerians gave Saturday PUNCH
I will burn it, $10m is huge
Yes, I can burn my certificate for $10m and I won’t regret it. I am a graduate and I have a second class upper, yet I couldn’t get a job. I am now into business. So if someone offers me $10m, I will burn my certificate and I will not be satisfied until it’s turned into ashes. If I convert $10m into naira, it’s a huge sum of money. So what else do I need my certificate for again?
Why am I going to school if not for money?
What am I going to school for? Why am I spending money on schooling if not to use the degree to make money? I can do anything for money, except rituals and stealing. With what the economy is saying right now, I can burn my certificate to get $10m. If I see someone who will give me such amount of money to burn my certificate, I will not think twice.
I will be glad to burn it
Not only will I agree to burn my certificate, I will also burn everything I have acquired that is related to education. What is the point in having a certificate with no money? Our country has so many unemployed youths, including me. Most go into crime, which I can’t go into. So I will accept the offer of $10m and burn my certificate.
I’ll burn my certificate, then get it back
I will burn my certificate a million times if I’m offered such money. Why am I gathering all the certificates if not for money? After getting the money, I can still get back the certificate. We have billionaires who didn’t go to school, yet they are being conferred with honorary degrees. What else? I can even buy back the certificate if I need it as long as the school exists.
My certificate is worthless when compared to the money
Yes, I can burn my certificate for $10m. If I calculate all the money they’ve spent on me from primary school to the university level, it can never be up to that amount. So why would I think twice before burning my certificate? I don’t even think there is any certificate that can earn me that amount in 100 years.
My future is worth more than money
I can’t burn my certificate for $10m because one day, the money will finish. Money can fly away no matter how huge it is. Money is not even a sign of success, but most people think it is. I worked hard for my certificate — I read; in sickness I still attended lectures; my parents spent their resources on me. Thinking of all these, I can’t do such a thing. My future is worth more than the money. Even if I invest the money in a business and it crashes, what will I fall back on? If I work hard, I don’t need to bank my future on ‘sudden’ money.
What’s the use of the certificate without money?
What is the use of the certificate without money? There are many people without certificates but with plenty money. I can burn my certificate for $10m because it’s a huge sum of money. However, I may feel some regret if I think of the stress I went through in order to acquire the certificate.
I’ll use the money to invest in business
I will burn my certificate. $10m is not small money. I will use it to invest in a business. Many people have certificates and yet can’t find a good job. Sometimes, people who don’t have any certificate make much more money than those who went to school. So I will burn my certificate if that’s all it requires to get $10m.
My certificate is proof that I went to school
I can’t burn my certificate for any amount or for any reason because it is the only proof that I went to school. For some positions in life, one needs a certificate. Though it is not all of us that would use it to be successful, it is still good to have one. It gives one an edge anywhere one finds himself. When I think about all the stress and struggle I passed through to raise funds for my school fees, burning my certificate would be the last thing I would ever do in my life.
The money is more important
I will burn it fast. I won’t waste time. The money is huge and could last me for a lifetime if properly invested. I could use the money to establish businesses that can make me become prosperous in life. Meanwhile, as for the certificate, if I ever need it again, I could go to the court to swear an affidavit that I graduated from the school and still get it back.