I speak for better access to education.
Millions of dreams are killed every year in my country because of young people’s inability to access a great education, and study what you love.
Growing up, I wanted to be a Cardiothoracic surgeon, but ended up in plant biology because there are very limited choices for education in Nigeria. The education system in Nigeria fails to meet the needs of today’s youth and I don’t ever want other young people to be robbed of their futures. If every young person could learn the things they were passion about, we would see a happier society that produced more fulfilled leaders who will positively change the world.
Society needs more young leaders who will speak up for the things they care about so they can help empower and inspire others to do the same. Because at the end of the day, change will not come if we sit down idly and wait.
In the YouthSpeak survey, young people were given a chance to rate their education experience through the net promoter score (NPS) system, and in Nigeria the score is -65. At the same time, 75% of Nigerian respondents stated that education is relevant to what they want to do in the future. At the end of the day, young people know that an education is needed, but the educational system itself isn’t providing the right education for young people.
Through AIESEC, I have learnt that the world needs leaders to create a positive change and we as young people need to take responsibility of our own society and planet. Our future. As an African, YouthSpeak information would help me discover the vision of African youth and the gradual achievement of my ideal Africa and world.
I urge all young people to take the YouthSpeak survey so we can showcase this data to decision makers and influence positive change. It has to begin with awareness and this is why we invite you to be a part of the YouthSpeak movement.
Over 29,000 young people have taken the survey, will you let your voice be heard?
– Shayo Tinuoye, 25, Nigeria
Take the Global YouthSpeak survey: bit.ly/youthspeakmovement