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Robert Alai: Jobless graduate with First Class Honors lacks creativity

Controversial blogger Robert Alai is among Kenyans who have commented on the case of Kelvin Ochieng who graduated with a First Class Honors in Actuarial Science but has failed to land a job.

Kelvin Ochieng’s case was aired in a local TV station where netizens learned that the man scored As in school only to end up living in the street.

However, as much as most netizens sympathized with his case while presenting their own degree certificates that have not landed them a job, blogger Alai thought otherwise.

“That graduate is a wheelbarrow. I can’t value him in my company. He is no good unless pushed,” said Alai on Twitter.

According to Alai, the graduate should have started doing something creative instead of just sending his Curriculum Vitae (CV) for jobs.

“Many have started from worse situations but creatively get out of the life and make it better,” said Alai.

One Vincent Nyakoe agreed with Alai saying the graduate did not think beyond his circumstances.

“Yeah…Kelvin is having a thick mind..regardless of circumstances.. going to streets could not be the option,” Nyakoe said.

Mogul Kevin also a Twitter user asked graduates not to concentrate on a degree but acquire a skill that will help them improve their lives.

“Dear graduates, forget about the degree and start from somewhere, acquire a skill, use it to make money or get a job. Start from the trenches then learn, network and grow. Trust the process, I am afraid this is the only way, unless you are the child of Uhuru,” Alai said.

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