Real Reason I Burnt My Degree Certificate, Other Documents, Edo Graduate in Viral Video Explains

Dec 3, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • Alvin Ilenre, a graduate of History and International Studies, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, has been grappling with unemployment since February 2022
  • The viral video depicting Ilenre burning his certificates sparked curiosity, leading to this recent interview where he shares his compelling reasons
  • Facing joblessness and challenges, Ilenre’s act of burning his certificates was aimed at providing himself with closure, as he navigates the uncertainties of life

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

In a desperate bid for closure, Alvin Ilenre, an Edo state graduate, set ablaze his university certificates, raising questions about the rationale behind such a drastic act.

Edo state graduate, Alvin Ilenre
After years of job hunting, Alvin Ilenre, burnt his degree certificates and noted that are of no use to him.
Photo credit: Ilenre Olutimain Alvin
Source: Facebook

Edo graduate who burnt his credentials shed more light on his action

Speaking with The Punch Newspaper, in an interview published on Sunday, December 3, Alvin who studied History and International Studies at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State, said he has been out of jobs since February 2022.

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According to him, all he has been doing since leaving school was hustling and he remains unemployed.

Speaking on his main reason for burning some of his documents as seen in a viral video, Alvin said the degree certificates and other docmuments he burnt because he needed closure and they were useless to him.

He stated thus:

“I burnt them because I was going through some things and I needed to give myself closure. That was why I burnt them.”

When asked by the interviewer, what were the certificates he burnt, Alvin said:

“I didn’t know where I dropped my secondary school certificate amid all these, but the certificates I burnt were my university, primary school leaving, and National Youth Service Corps certificates.”

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“Also, there were certificates I didn’t burn. I need to state that I’m a minister of God, a trained minister even though I won’t mention my ministry. I didn’t burn the certificates from the ministry, because I was impacted by the grace of God over there so, I never burnt those. But I burnt the educational certificates that are useless in the country.”

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In another development, Dr. Muhammad Ribadu Ayuba, a sociology lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, won the 2023 Rahamon Bello Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in African Studies at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

The esteemed award, named after the former Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Rahamon Bello, signifies Dr. Ayuba’s exceptional contributions to African and Diaspora studies.

The management of UNILAG confirmed the development in a post shared on the institution’s X page (formerly Twitter) on Thursday, Novemebr 30.

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Also, Legit.ng reported that Baze University, Abuja, has convocated over 350 undergraduates in its 10th convocation ceremony.

The event was highlighted by the overall best student, Morenikeji Adebanjo, a 20-year-old graduate of Law from Ogun State.

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Source: Legit.ng



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