Writing for the Media by Yushau A. Shuaib

After NYSC What Next
Profile of the Author
Corper's Letter
Youths Speak out
NYSC At 20
After NYSC
Taming the Elders
Success in Youth Service
Islam on Hair
Sharia: Civilisation and Belief
Suffering and Smiling Award
Memo to Armed Robbers
Imperative of PR
Political PR
News Cartel
PR Dilemma
Nigeria's Image
PR Analysis of Rejoinder
OBJ-Atiku and Media
Woman as Spokesperson
Voice of Nigeria
In Memory of Gen. Idiagbon
Bank Lending
Zahradeen of BUK
Prince is Gone
Gone not Forgotten
Bola Ige
Acadamic governor
A Plane Crashes
Haba Governor Lawal
OBJ, Buhari, Gani and Others
Nzeribe for Senate President?
Hamman Tukur and Honours
Constitutional Contravention
Economic Slavery
Revenue Formula
Excess Oil Earning
Letter to LGs
Privatisation to Demolition
Igbo Politics and Hollywood Movie
Politics of Revenue Formula
Defence of Saudi
America: A Muslim Perception
419 and the Rest of Us
Miss World: Between the Queen and Child
A Trip to London
FIFA, Faith and Fanaticism
Obasanjo's Foreign Trip
A Visit to Mecca
Letter to Muslims on US-Iraq War
Foreign and Our Legislators
Saddam and Arab's Humiliation
RE: Policing the Police
Re: Councilors' Pay
Re: Oil Windfall Palaver
Re: Speak Again on NNPC
Letters to Editor
Fiction and Romance
Re: Defence of Saudia
Re: Corper's Letter
RE: Taming the Elders
RE: Oil Windfall Palaver
RE: Igbo Politics and Movies
Reactions to Author's Email
Reviews on Novel
Reviews on Financial PR


Sunray, July 23, 1993

 After the National Youth Service, what next? From here, where next? How long have you been fantasizing and dreaming of your next port of call after putting most of your life in academic pursuit? Would you further your studies, look for an employment or get married? Would your dreams come true?

Where next after the service year? I wonder if furthering education in a chaotic atmosphere when an academic calendar is no more stable, is advisable! Our graduation in the face of ASUU/government imbroglio really calls for celebration. I still wonder if we, the present set of corps members, would get successors this year.

And if you have made up your mind to get married immediately after the service, make sure you are saving enough from your monthly allowance for the honeymoon.

I still wonder what our fate will be after the service to our fatherland. With the situation in the country where a university degree does not guarantee an automatic employment, one has to make one’s resolution before the service year runs out. Thousands of graduates are roaming the streets in search of non available jobs. Not that those unemployed graduates do not possess the necessary qualifications but lack indispensable connections in Nigerian context.

Gone were the days when, with a secondary school certificate, one could get a decent job in a flourishing establishment. But today, armed with a good degree certificate, the heels of your shoes will wear out and your clothes get tattered as you keep on searching for non -vacant jobs.

From the foregoing, it becomes necessary, as it is advisable before the hammer of unemployment and frustration slams on us, to wake up from our slumber and face the reality of existence by planning ahead of time for a brighter future, while we are still serving.

If you want to be retained in your establishment, work hard and contribute to its development and that of your host community. Read the dailies; there are vacancies if you are interested, send to the organisation your prepared Curriculum Vitae (CV) attached with an application. No matter how odd the job that comes your way, take the offer and be grateful. Remember God can provide you with a better place in future.

Reach the Author at yashuaib@yahoo.com