Monday 12th August is International Youth Day 2019. The United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 each year to recognize effort of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. Youth Day is a holiday dedicated to the youths of a country. It is observed by 18 countries on many dates throughout the year. The United Nation agreed on the Date of 12 August in 1999.
“Transforming education”. The Theme for International Youth Day 2019, highlights efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves. The Youth Day started on 16th June 1976 Soweto Youth Uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the sociopolitical landscape in South Africa.
Youth Day commemorates the Soweto youth uprising on 16th June 1976 between 3000 and 10,000 students mobilized by the South African Students Movement’s Action Committee supported by the BCM marched peacefully to demonstrate and protest against the government’s directive. Youth can be referred to as the time of life when one is young… The United Nations defines youth as persons between the ages of 15 and 24 with all UN states education as a source for these statistics.
Youth Day as it is popularly known, is a day in which South Africans honour the youth that was ambushed by the apartheid regime police in Soweto on 16 June 1979. On the day over 500 youths were killed. Jun 16, 2015. As a Youth, measure yourself again these 26 attributes and ask yourself how you can lead to greatness from your very best qualities:
God bless all NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC YOUTHS.
Holy book said, the glory of a youth is in he’s or her strength!!! For a night comments when no man can work, now is the time to work, to change the narratives of this country (Nigeria) for better, enough of this old folks telling us we are the leaders of tomorrow (today is our tomorrow) or they ain’t employable, that we are half baked graduate… who’s fault is it? Should we turn ourselves to teachers, lecturers to lecture ourselves? Or turn ourselves to facilities or equipment need for course work? Is it our fault the lecture room is over crowded? Is it our fault that a lecturer handling/ teaching a particular course of about 1000 students at the same time in a lecture room that can only accommodate only 500 students at ago with no public address system? Is it our fault some of us have to seat on the floor at “university level just to grab what the lecturer is saying? Is it our fault the universities went on strike for complete (6) six months at ago for whatever reasons? Is it our fault the syllabus is out dated? Is it our fault that auto mechanical students never had encounter with engine (vehicle) till he/she graduated nor did he/she know various types of spinners needed for work…?
It’s not the computer that’s actually faulty, it’s the operator that doesn’t know the “LEFT FROM THE RIGHT” cause it’s garbage in and automatically garbage out SIMPLE.
For the old folks to context for presidential post or gubernatorial post, senatorial seat, house of rep seat, they only need first leaving school (primary) certificate, maximum o’level (secondary school). But for the youth to be qualify nor apply for silly job that can only fetch twenty five thousand naira (25,000) to forty thousand naira (40,000) max, we most be a graduate (BA, BSC, HND or even ND as the case may be) and complete NYSC or have certificate of exception. This insanity cause I SERIOUSLY THINK SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE IS REALLY MAD WITH NO APOLOGY!!!