A jobless first class graduate gets instant employment after her story goes viral
A first class Physics Electronics graduate, who had been unemployed for two years since she finished from Ajayi Crowther University, has been offered employment after Premium Times published a report on her.
Odufuwa Sola, 22, did not only graduate with a first class but was the best graduating student in the university for that year with a 4.83 G.P.A. She had the honour of delivering a valedictory speech in the school. However, after graduating, she searched for a job for years and when that wasn’t forthcoming, she started learning tailoring at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
In October, she took to Twitter to beg people to help her out in finding a job. Premium Times publised a story on her and it got the attention of Adamu Garba, the CEO of IPI Solution Ltd, an IT firm with offices in Lagos and Abuja.
Garba reached out to Ms. Sola via Twitter and within days she was offered an employment in project development and IT solutions after a job interview. She has also been enrolled in a mentorship scheme by the company. The young lady is trying to settle down on her new job and a new life in Lagos.
Speaking about the new job, Ms, Sola said:
“It’s actually a different field from what I learnt in school. It’s all about programming. The company has done well by providing me with a new laptop, eBooks, and videos to aid my transition into the IT world. And I have colleagues around me who are always willing and ready to help. It’s challenging but I know with time I will adjust.”
Ms. Sola said she loves her new job and that the pay was good for a start. She thanked Premium Times for doing a story on her and also thanked her new boss, Mr. Garba, for giving her the opportunity to work in the IT company.