Economist and political strategist David Ndii has offered a word of advice to students looking for internships in Kenya.
Lower your expectations or migrate – David Ndii’s advice to students looking for internships
This is the only way out
In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Ndii said that the challenges Kenyan youths are facing would not be solved by them being helped, because only a few individuals are privileged in Kenya.
He went on to say that young people have only three options left, which include; championing for change in the way the system has been operating, lowering their expectations after college or migrate to other countries that offer better opportunities to young people.
“My last word on internships. Your challenges will not be solved by the kindness of strangers. Kenya is a minority privilege economy. It can’t create the opportunities you expect for masses. You have 3 choices join the fight to change the system lower your expectations migrate,” wrote Ndii.
“Then advocate for change, stop pleading for exemptions and special favours because you have degrees. Degree privilege ended in the late 70s after Africanization. There are no more vacancies in the privilege club unless your folks are already high ranking members,” added Ndii in another tweet.
His sentiments came after Kenyans on Twitter brought up the debate on whether students going for internships should be paid or not.
Some argued that the labour system in Kenya had failed and that interns should be paid or at least be facilitated to meet their basic needs, by companies they are working for.
Here are some of the tweets;
JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!
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