A Ethiopian civil engineering graduate, who wrote a widely shared social media post lamenting a lack of job opportunities in the country, has told the BBC his degree is “worthless”.
Asefa Alemu has vowed to return his degree to Assosa University.
The 29-year-old currently works as a labourer in Debre Markos town, about 300km (186 miles) north of the capital Addis Ababa.
He earns enough to sustain himself but he is struggling to repay 40,000 Ethiopian birr ($730; £600) he owes in unpaid fees.
He blames corruption for his plight.
His Facebook post struck a chord with some graduates, who shared their frustrations.