Civil engineer forced to work as market labourer due to lack of jobs

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.

Source: BBC 

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