Graduate of mechanical engineering turns to sell "ice kenkey" to make ends meet

Graduate of mechanical engineering turns to sell "ice kenkey" to make ends meet

A young man who apparently has the relevant qualifications has had to turn to selling ice kenkey because he has no employment opportunities.

A Facebook post sighted by is alleging that a young man, whose name was only given as Nana Yaw, is a qualified mechanical engineer who has now been relegated to selling popular local drink ice kenkey because of lack of job opportunities.

The Facebook post by Baaba Enchill has it that Nana Yaw is a graduate of the St Paul Technical College in the Eastern region of Ghana, wehre he studied mechanical engineering for a diploma.

Nana Yaw is now 30 but the investment in his education is in the danger of coming to nought since he cannot find skill-related employment opportunities.

But Enchill in her post, praised the young man's endeavour not to be overwhelmed by self-pity.

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Enchill wrote in her post as advice to other young people: "I couldn't help admiring him smartly dressed selling his neatly packaged ice Kenkey. Get off your butt, put that cert some where and make a living, youth of today."

All over the world, unemployment means that for some who are well educated, they would have to do jobs for which they are overly qualified. Some have proposed entrepreneurship as the way out of this problem.

Meanwhile, Okorogheye Orisheneye David, a 16-year-old boy is being denied admission into the University of Lagos (UNILAG) because, as learnt, David is not old enough to be in the university by the requirements of UNILAG.

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According to the report in a Facebook post coming from Proudly African News, David may never attend the university of his choice even though by the measure of public exams, he is more than qualified.

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