I registered just last week on Fiverr, so I might not be able to give you a perfect answer to you question. However, I think the reason why your skills and education are still pending is because Fiverr don’t have them in their records. 1 month seems longer thought. I would advise you contact CS and relate your issue to them.
About meta tags…
As an Search Engine Optimization analyst, Fiverr meta tags are similar to keywords in the SEO field. Because you used some words as your meta tags doesn’t necessarily mean your gig would show up on front pages if those words are used as search terms.
Do you know why?
I think it’s because you’re not the only person using the same words as tags. So see it as that the competition level of your meta tags are very high.