well-grounded with the ability to present oneself to the outside world
in the best possible way.
This is the same reason why people in the eastern parts of Nigeria
refer to it as 'Mahadum' which literarily means 'Know it all'.
It is so pathetic to come to terms with the fact that the reverse is
the case as can be seen in most graduates today in our society!
Below are some signs to show that someone who passed through the Ivory
Tower could still be a half-baked graduate!
1) You can't apply the uses of the 8 Parts of Speech in speaking and
writing. Some Engineering and Science graduates would tell you that
this isn't important because these are not part of their course of
study! What an unforgiveable fallacy!!!
So what have you been doing during your primary and secondary school
days? I know very well that 'Parts of Speech' is the foundation of
English as far as the subject is concerned.
So, it means you have not been serious all those years to learn the
foundation of communication!!! Whether you like it or not, English is
the lingua-franca in Nigeria and if you can't communicate fluently in
it, you are a half-baked graduate!!!
2) You can't read beyond two pages of a book. Reading is basically one
of the various ways of learning so if you can't read beyond two pages
of a book, I seriously wonder how you managed to pass your courses in
There are graduates who complain frequently about a 20-line write-up
being too lengthy to read.
The truth is that you would definitely miss out on vital information
if you have this character and you are no better than a half-baked
3) You studied Mechanical Engineering yet you still take your car to
the mechanic workshop to change common engine oil and other little
4) You studied Elect/Elect, yet you can't even change as simple as a
lamp holder in your house! You are a half-baked graduate!!!
5) You can't teach others! If you can't transfer the knowledge and
skills you claimed to have acquired in school to others, it surely
makes you a half-bake. If the 'illiterate' carpenter or welder can
transfer his knowledge and skills to others, what stops you from doing
same as an 'educated' person? Every graduate should have the ability
You would be shocked when you see how some graduates of Political
Science teach Government in the schools where they are undertaking
their NYSC primary assignment! grin. Some don't even know the meaning
of a constitution!
6) You are a half-baked graduate if you still lack confidence in
conversing intelligently and creating relationships with fellow
ambitious and enlightened graduates like you!!! Stop chasing small
street girls that hawk one thing or the other and go for your class if
you know you are 'good-to-go'.
7) You are a half-baked graduate if you still cannot read and write
efficiently! As funny as it sounds, some 'graduates' can't read and
write as learned folks! Maybe, you need to be enrolled in Reception
Class in a nursery school where you can learn the basics of reading
8. You are a half-baked graduate if you cannot use Microsoft Word! We
will forgive you if you don't know any other basics in ICT but not
Microsoft Word!!! In this modern time? Who go type CV and edit for
9) You are a half-baked graduate if you still sit joblessly in beer
parlours, enthusiastically discussing secret cult escapades you had in
school while your mates are busy building their careers in Agip and
10) You are a half-baked graduate if all you could do with your
BlackBerry and Iphone6 is to download numerous p**n movies and chat
with random girls!!!
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