No One Gets A In His Course Except God - The Trials Of Nigerian Students

Posted in Gist   |   By PrincessDoyenne   |   Apr 9, 2018   |   26 Comments


No One Gets A In His Course Except God - The Trials of Nigerian Students

    As much this is a soliloquy expression of my personal journey through Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK it pretty much summaries the           reality of campus life of every Nigerian Student who meets the trials surrounding the walls of tertiary Institution. 

I wish I would sleep and wake up to discover that society didn't place much premium on acquiring a University education than it places on just getting knowledge, that the conventional education isn't used as a measure of smartness and intelligence and also a Springboard to success.
Success is subjective I believe.

The expectations on the student is more than he can bear, but does the society understand? I don't think, their idealism seems to block their eyes to realism.

He finishes College with the hopes of not spending more than a few months at home, the first indication that he is on his own is when he waits for years just to be given an opportunity to "suffer".

Finally he is admitted, sighs of relief, songs of thanksgiving, advices pour in , expectations rise high, hopes are ignited, passion becomes fired.
He jets off with the- either a first class or nothing mindset. The environment at first looks like an expectant predator with his prey in full sight.
First shock: You are on your own
Second Shock: This is a jungle, a free world, no one cares.
Third Shock: You can do whatever you wish.

He is tempted to bask in the euphoria of finally being a student, but Mum's word are like an alarm to him. So he is stuck in between exploring his fantasies and remembering the child of who he is. So he mellows down.

The first lecture comes and he is informed that no one gets A in the course except God, that's a rude awakening , first class is under threat. And when the results show up, his fears is either confirmed or debunked.

But that is for another day.
Most times we don't see the person behind the student, the person who hasn't had it easy, the one who is psychologically disturbed due to background, the one on the throes of self discovery but looking like he may never succeed, it is like a miry clay, the more you try getting out, the more you sink.
He sees his hopes crashing before his very eyes, his expectations getting hurt.

Does anyone ever understand that the student beyond the pages of books is like a nymph struggling to survive, there are emotions to manage, self to discover, potentials to maximise, expectations to meet and of course the first class to get.

Everyday he is reminded that there is no ready job waiting for him, What then is the rationality of being in school?
He is told to seek independence through entrepreneurship and still expected to be a top class student.
He is expected to be balanced, creating an equilibrium of the Spirit because God is ultimate, Soul because that is the seat of knowledge and Wisdom, body because he needs to keep fit.

The struggle continues , his body suffers because he needs to give priority to the mind, after enjoying the normal plate of Spaggheti, he has to choose between taking a nap and writing a fifteen page assignment after a full day lecture, he remembers family who look up to him and so he sits still on his table drooling Saliva on his book.
The next day he rushes to class, sits still and just waits for the attendance to be marked.
His emotions are on a roller coaster. How easy is it to be a student.
Pocket money down, hand outs to get, textbooks to buy, food to buy, and still the first class to make.
The Landlord just informed them of an increment in rent, how bad can it get.

That is the Student we don't know, the one who has to make a 75% attendance benchmark, Give him some respite, the world didn't start with him and won't end with him either.
Allow him be.
Let him grow, let him flow and let him know.

Aluta continua, Victoria ascerta.

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Powerful piece you've got really touched my emotions with those flow!
Feb 28, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply


what do me dear hmmm
Mar 2, 2017  

really wonderful
Mar 1, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

9ce write up,
Mar 1, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

awow wow wow wow
Mar 1, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply


which kind comment be this/
Mar 2, 2017  

this is the mentality of student
Mar 2, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Its nt really easy as a student<br /> so many tins on our minds
Mar 2, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

#it really touching..... more of it.....
Mar 7, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

its not easy being a students u go through many thing as a studenr
Mar 7, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Nothing comes easy, and so does the first class. But only the tough would keep going when the goings gets tough.
Mar 12, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Hmm.... School is a parade of struggles and success
Mar 14, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Chop nokkle. Writer!
Mar 15, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Some lecturers tho
Mar 16, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

first class is not the matter of studying hard it's GOD WILL
Mar 18, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

First class is a product many factors; determination, dedication, hard work and ultimately God. Foundation as a matter of fact, play a greater role in excellent performance at d university level.
Mar 19, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Nyc one..........
Mar 28, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

vri gud one dear. E no easy at all to be studebt
Jul 18, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Waw<br /> Nice<br /> Being a student isn't an easy stuff at all.
Jul 21, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Nice piece my dear..keep it up
Jul 24, 2017   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Powerful piece. I hope the world realizes this. The life of a student is not easy at all
Apr 20, 2018   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply


Will still go ahead and send their 15 year old to the University
Jun 24, 2018  


But unfortunately for some parents, even after learning of the physiological impact of stress for a student
Jun 24, 2018  

it is effort +divine grace to suceed
Jun 20, 2018   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Such lecturers should not be in our universities
Jun 23, 2018   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Such lecturers should not be in our universities
Jun 23, 2018   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Such lecturers shld not be lecturing
Jun 29, 2018   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Thats right my brother
Jul 3, 2018   |   (1)   (0)   | Reply

Such lecturers are not suppose to lecture
Aug 13, 2018   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply

Its ix not easy for a student
Aug 23, 2018   |   (0)   (0)   | Reply