Why is the English Language skills of Nigerian graduates appalling? Is the fault of teachers, parents, government or students? Is it the lack of sufficient Internet time to prepare their resumes?
We received hundreds of application for job positions in our start-up company within 24 hours of publicizing them. Without even bothering to look at the suitability of the applicants for the positions, 90% of the CVs( yes 90% so far) deserve to be disqualified because of poor English Language skills:
[li]Beginning sentences and proper nouns with small letters.[/li]
[li]Not following application instructions.[/li]
If our microscopic experience is anything to go by then, the comments that the quality of Nigerian graduates are nothing to write about may be sadly true.
Uche k. Oparah