is there any hope for those of us "unfortunate" to have finished with 3rd class?
Its not about being lazy that caused most people to end with third class, its clearly due to lack of focus. I am a third class grad, but can hold my own academic wise against anything grade u ended up with. I have dusted countless 2.1s in aptitude tests and my masters class. You guys shouldn't resort to name calling because someone asked for your opinion wrt to a subject matter.
Mosy B, the reason why companies do aptitude tests is because of the sheer number of people who have 2.1 and 1st class in this country, not because degrees are worthless. If you've been to any test centre you will know how large this number is.
And please stop confusing the poster by telling him that the only way is by levels, sorting and the like. I personally don't have any level and barely (make i no lie) sorted while in school. But by God's grace I am making my way SLOWLY BUT SURELY in this life. Better job no easy, even if no one uses level. So that is why you must arm yourself to the teeth with as much things as possible to seperate you from the crowd.
Poster, please pay no attention to the examples mosyb is giving. Abacha's son, politicians and other drop outs. If those are his inspirations, they should not be yours. I'm sure you did not go to school to become these. There are people who came through adversity with hardwork and good virtues not sorting and their father's name.
Poster, i think the message is simple. Develop yourself, pray and open your eyes to ANY opportunity that comes your way.
Again, oga admin, abeg change the title of the thread to "Is There Any Hope For Those Of Us who Finished With 3rd Class?".
You can't be unfortunate to finish with a 3rd class, the reality is "You finished with a 3rd class".
Do you mean you were unfortunate in not less than 8semesters ?.
Even if you had a setback in 1 or 2 semesters, you could have bounced back powerfully to compensate for the other semesters, that is why it is called "cummulative GPA"
I spoke to a friend just before we left school, he told me that the best students in his department was guyz who were so poor that they had to do farm work on weekends at their villages to make ends meet.
These were local, village inidigenes who understood that the way to the top is thru hardwork and no excuse for their laziness.
If you can read, write and write, you will finish at worst a 2nd class lower
debosky, og2711, and gongo_aso, may God bless your souls, may you always prosper in whatever you do for saying the truth and sticking to the truth.
What is all these silly talk about someone 'sorting' to get 1st class or a 1st class graduate not being able to defend himself.
Agreed, a 1st class graduate may not be a great orator or an extrovert, but a 1st class graduate is very capable.
Don't ever miss great orator skills for technical ability or intelligence.
You will even be surprised to discover that most of these 'loud speakers' and fast talkers are not sound academically.
On the other hand, most 1st class graduates are introverts who may not like talking too much, but are silent, efficient machines.
Not posessing great oratory skills is not the same thing as "The guy cannot defend his certificate"
Agreed some 1st class graduate may have crammed and dumped down answers when they where in schools, but it takes serious effort to finish with a 1st class.
And, you can never sort to get a 1st class.
And God in his impartiality will never allow a first class graduate to be wrongly classified with a third class graduate.
You can't eat your cake and have it, and what you sow is what you reap.
You can not have wasted your time in school with laziness and lazy excuses, and expect to be treated equally with someone who labored hard to finish tops.
Also this silly talk that you came out with a 3rd class because you didn't have money to sort is rubbish.
The only semester in school when i had the best result in my class was the semester when i was poorest.
Even having no money didn't make me have time and money for frivolities, and clubbing and girls and other academic vices.
You can be a poor student and still be the best student.
So, if you are still an undergraduate and digesting all these negative postings, you have started creating your unemployment, but if you sit tight now, there will always be a job for you cos God will always remember your labor and sweat when you were in school.
By working hard in school and facing your studies, you are signing a contract with God which he (God) will honor and reward you accordingly when you finish school.
For a 3rd class graduate, you have heard it all, double the effort you did make when you were in school now, and hope for a miracle.
Debosky you too much. I really no understand people like mosyb at all. SO the fact that 1 in like 200 people sorted to get 2/1 does that mean that is an excuse to get a 3rd class. Should you look at anyone else before deciding to work hard for your own good?!!!
I don't know what the issue is with this 'half baked ' thing people keep mentioning. Is it not the same school these half baked people went to with those who had 3rd class? The fact that someone blocks should not stop you from working hard on your own. Conversely do you know what it takes to have a 3rd class?!! That is 90% D in your courses with no A whatsoever.
There is also this school of thought that's being propagated around that those who work hard in school are mumus who can't defend themselves while those who played around and did not read are the real undiscovered geniuses. Continue to decieve yourselves.
And finally, for all those who look for excuses why they didn't do too well in school, there is no way AND I MEAN NO WAY IN THIS WORLD that you can block to get a first class. Do you know what it entails?!!!! 90% A in all your courses and trust me that ain't easy.
"Ok so now it is a matter of 'sorting' - did you get a third class because you didn't have money to sort?"
Dont misquote me what i meant was that not all graduates are graduates,it's not about sorting, its about what u have upstairs, some could have a 3rd class because of financial inability to fundn their education, some due to victimisation from some lecturers, some are just plain lazy,so dem no get brain
yes i agree that most companies retrain their newhe intakes, but GO TO SHELL AND SEE THOSE GUYS WHO GOT THEIR FIRST CLASS THROUGH THE BACK DOOR, see how they are bleeping up they even have to resign their jobs
yes he has to learn new skills, but what of if he is still an OLODO, will he not still perform poorly,
you say he can start business on his own, na u go give am money ? or make im go thief ? i beg your pardon, be realistic, 3rd class is not a good degree, what about pass degree, well their is hope for all of them
the big companies are hiring first class products, are the all good, be sincere to your self if you are a gtraduate od middle 90's then you dey half baked ? that remark does not concern you, except you feel like that
The GCE, JAMB and university wey you go , you no copy ? na your head wey u use, if so u b genuis o!
O boy if you no do all these things then u be liar and you no go university, go ask guys wey go school make dem tell you, stop feeling righteous,
yes d boy go make am, make im no lose hope, jobs dey, im go work, for your information , most nigerian multinational companies don dey employ graduates from abroad universties, na who cause am , na u or gofment ?
abeg, leave that tin, i know say u get 1st class na im make u dey vex, me na university attempted i do , but i get sense pass all of una, ( make una laff jare ) na d fun we dey
if u wan talk , i ready
O boy if u wan know who get 3rd class, ask of tony Elumelu, UBA CEO, what of Gani Fawehinmi etc,no b d class of degree u get , na the sense wey u get, most companies to day no care about class of degree, na wetin u get to offer na im dem want
Every body knows that the calibre of graduates today are half baked, most of them "sort" in order to get a good class of degree, that is why companies like shell, still have to retrain the so called graduates in order for them to work,
Even you field of study does not matter, what does one who studied botany or zoology have to do with working in a bank ? na connection dem all get, so no mind your degree, SHINE YOUR EYE ! companies dey wey go employ you, no b d class of degree matter
MY FRIEND,IT IS NOT BY GRADE BUT BY GRACE.UR GRADE CAN NOT DETERMINE HOW FAR U WILL GO IN LIFE BUT THE GRACE OF GOD,REMEMBER,THE RACE IS NOT TO THE SWIFT,NEITHER IS THE BATTLE TO THE STRONG.
ONLY HAVE FAITH IN GOD AND KEEP THANKING HIM 4 UR GRADE,REMEMBER WEN JESUS GAVE THANKS 4 THE 5LOAVES OF BREAD AND TWO FISHES,IT WAS MULTIPLIED AND WAS MORE THAN ENOUGH,SO I WANT U TO GIVE GOD QUALITY PRAISE ON A DAILY BASIS FOR THAT GRADE AND IT SHALL BE MORE THAN ENOUGH IN DUE SEASON.
IT IS WELL WITH U.
Is there any hope for you? Ofcourse there is. But it depends on a lot. How willing are you to step up and rise up to the challenge. You are worried because you've realised the amount of emphasis put on class of degree. I dont blame you.
Your class of degree is not half as important as the society makes it seem. Now, no matter what ANYBODY says, YOU need to understand that fact to move on, or else you might give up on yourself.
A few companies understand this fact and structure thier recruiting accordingly. find them. Also develop yourself in other ky areas too.
At the end of the day, the question is : WHO ARE YOU.
gongo-aso you are a complete , why not go to north and pursue cow abi nama like your silly brothers over there in the north rather than didplay your mega stupidity here, the guy gave him good advice and hope and you are talking nonsence from your smelling yansh we you no wash as you sit. hausa goat
kazan, Pls dont allow ur class of degree to limit u. There are many things u can do with ur degree. l ve friends that ve ur class of degree and are gainfully employed. A friend just got a job with reltel. Another with Nigerdock and my cousin went into IT and is in his 2nd job. So be positive minded. Try not to display ur class of degree in ur CV. It is well. Dont forget prayer. Stay cool.