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5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by fergusen(m): 10:35am On May 19
I've seen many reasons adduced by several individuals why grades do not matter or are less important in determining future successes. I do think the influence of grades has been understated.

No doubt, grades can be a poor way to determine someone's success or better still, measure an individual's self-worth.

Your success in life or otherwise may not be determined by how excellent your grades are. It probably isn't going to make you successful or unsuccessful.

However, grades are an instant image of you at any point in time. Grades are the foremost tools schools use to measure it's students abilities. This means it will give a huge initial judgement about you, which transcends beyond the academic environment.
If you think grades don't matter, ask that friend who missed that fully paid scholarship by graduating with a third class.
Grades matter if you desire to get that competitive job where employers look at CGPA.
As a fresh graduate, grades will matter until you get something more compelling to sell yourself.
If you desire career progression in the academics, bad grades will ground you.

It is a fact that majority of people with low grades are usually defaulters when it comes to self-discipline, hard work, diligence, and planning skill, to mention but a few. All of these failings might act in limiting the success of these individuals (with poor grades) after graduation.

Good grades give you a head start, and an added advantage going forward. The world is moving at a fast pace, too busy in most cases to give you an opportunity to disprove your poor grades. Therefore they go by the numbers (grades) in assessing you. You probably won't get a chance to prove your competence.

And yes, Not everyone will be an entrepreneur or succeed as one. Not everyone will have giraffe legs (know somebody that knows somebody in that establishment). Not everyone will/can work in the Nigerian civil service (where anything goes).

Haven stated that, here are 5 things that happen when you graduate with a low grade:

1. You close important doors: some doors when closed can never be opened again. How sad! Whatever opportunities, big or small, there are outside that door eludes you forever.
If you settled for less and got low grades due to laziness and nonchalant attitude towards book work, you effectively closed all doors requiring higher grades!
A graduate with a pass or a third class automatically rules him/herself out of certain job opportunities! I need not mention these jobs, you know them.

2. Fewer choices: this is similar to the above. You end up with less choice if you graduate with a poor CGPA. why? Windows are smaller than doors!
Less career advancement options, less job option, and less pay. You'll have to settle for less.

3. Vices will appeal to you: I mean no disrespect to those with poor grades. However, social vices such as gambling, drunkenness, and others I choose not to mention will appeal to you. Anything just to dampen the disappointment of wasted years. However, it all ends in more disappointment for those not willing to get it right the right way.

4. Battered esteem: poor grades will batter your esteem. You will always avoid public discussions that will warrant a mention or display of your grade status either by you or others. Can you comfortably put your pass degree qualification on a CV? Never!
Deflated ego, inferiority, and other similar words will describe your situation.
Only a few (mentally strong) will refuse to be downcast and laid-back by letting grades get in their way to achieving success. The greater majority wallows in regret for years.

5. Delays in career progression: if you graduate with a third class, you'll need a PGD to move forward. If it's a pass, you're probably stuck/grounded. In the academics, grades are prioritised, and it'll remain so for a long time.

It is, therefore important that you begin to answer questions such as where you desire to be in the next five years, what steps to take to get there and what doors you need to go through. The earlier these questions are answered, the more doors you'll have access to, and go through.

To make it big, you either have to be the best at what you are doing (non academic activity) or follow the conventional easier path - good grades.

Choose the doors to open and don't let life choose for you because it might be a far cry from that which you desired.

Grades do matter a lot.

Copyright NAIJA CGPA

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Goldenheart(m): 12:26pm On May 19
Nothing dey happen!!!

I have met people who didn't even enter tertiary institutions. They are doing pretty well...career wise. cool

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by dave4rella(m): 12:26pm On May 19
Ftc
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Nobody: 12:26pm On May 19
grin grin grin grin

I hope degree and grade bashers will not happen upon this thread by mistake...

Good post Op, so what's the way forward for them?

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Caramelemperor: 12:26pm On May 19
Lol...what a lie! It's only in Nigeria that I see people worship grades like they're gods. Good grades are good, but they don't guarantee you shiit in life. Nigeria is exactly as messed up as it is now cos we believe good grades are everything. It's this same reason that graduates idle around everywhere feeling too good to do certain jobs yet they scream unemployment. Lol.

On the other hand I see many Nigerians believing that because you graduated with good grades, then you are entitled to be automatically employed or entitled to become a leader....BVLLSHIT!

For me, I think the most important thing anyone who finished school with low grades or bad results should know is that contrary to what most Nigerians say or believe and even contrary to how the Nigerian work environment makes us all believe, what you know & what you can do is more important than what you graduated with.

This world is about getting results....even if you're a stark illiterate and you can produce the results that a company, corporation organization or even the world needs, you're better off than an entitled graduate who has a good result from school but can't produce real-time real life value.

Personally, the way I think, I never really bother much about people's results...I am usually more concerned with how much creativity and productivity they have to offer.

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by lockupnop: 12:26pm On May 19
This is sh!t talk by this poster angry promoting slavery certificate undecided

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by CriticMaestro: 12:27pm On May 19
rubbish lie...in a developed country i'll agree wif..but in Nigeria u just need A1 in connection and your own don set
abi dino i lie??

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Ezedon(m): 12:27pm On May 19
Ok, but Nigeria is still NIGERIA
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by brigadier747: 12:27pm On May 19
Rubbish post
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by LastMumu: 12:27pm On May 19
Op is right. I had a CGPA of 1.61 in school five years ago and up till now I haven't been able to land a job. The cleaner job I was managing last year, the day my manager overheard me telling a colleague about my CGPA, he sacked me immediately. angry

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by lilmax(m): 12:27pm On May 19
6. you will insult the op grin
7. bashing the school forever grin
8. you will start using dangote to console yourself
every body got consequences to bear.... most of them laughed at those reading at the beginning, in your next life don't make the same mistake

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Miraxzeebility(m): 12:27pm On May 19

Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Dottore: 12:28pm On May 19
Well the truth is that most first class, second class upper, Distinction, UpperCredit graduates end up being employed by illiterates, third class and pass holders.

I know many instances where the establishments of the so called illiterates engage the services of HR Consultancy firms to recruit for them. The HR firms even conduct aptitude test for the applicants. Chai

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by nickxtra(m): 12:28pm On May 19
The Nigerian perspective. If am lying, ask Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, the Chinese and even our own, Dangote

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Lilaex: 12:28pm On May 19
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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by selab: 12:28pm On May 19
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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by rymesgentility(m): 12:28pm On May 19
Nigeria is based on connection...pple no dey even like hire pple with high qualifications self..

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Adegbenro7643(m): 12:28pm On May 19
God,,,,na ur hand I dey o,,,,neva drop mai calls wey u don pick already angry

Lemme testify to your goodness to the very end
Well, jxt as much as grade does nt determine one's success, it has spoken for volume out there. Being @ a safer side is good & advisable.

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Ekakamba: 12:28pm On May 19
Not far from he truth sha.



The way folks with low CGPA and good job view thread............ grin tongue

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by iihtlagos: 12:28pm On May 19
sad sad sad

That is why the ICT sector will continue to boom!!

There is nothing like poor CGPA.

All you need is just the skills, Talent and boooooommmmm!!

Why are you still left out??

See my signature!!

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by joesh94: 12:28pm On May 19
ok
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Lilaex: 12:28pm On May 19
fergusen:
I've seen many reasons adduced by several individuals why grades do not matter or are less important in determining future successes. I do think the influence of grades has been understated.

No doubt, grades can be a poor way to determine someone's success or better still, measure an individual's self-worth.

Your success in life or otherwise may not be determined by how excellent your grades are. It probably isn't going to make you successful or unsuccessful.

However, grades are an instant image of you at any point in time. Grades are the foremost tools schools use to measure it's students abilities. This means it will give a huge initial judgement about you, which transcends beyond the academic environment.
If you think grades don't matter, ask that friend who missed that fully paid scholarship by graduating with a third class.
Grades matter if you desire to get that competitive job where employers look at CGPA.
As a fresh graduate, grades will matter until you get something more compelling to sell yourself.
If you desire career progression in the academics, bad grades will ground you.

It is a fact that majority of people with low grades are usually defaulters when it comes to self-discipline, hard work, diligence, and planning skill, to mention but a few. All of these failings might act in limiting the success of these individuals (with poor grades) after graduation.

Good grades give you a head start, and an added advantage going forward. The world is moving at a fast pace, too busy in most cases to give you an opportunity to disprove your poor grades. Therefore they go by the numbers (grades) in assessing you. You probably won't get a chance to prove your competence.

And yes, Not everyone will be an entrepreneur or succeed as one. Not everyone will have giraffe legs (know somebody that knows somebody in that establishment). Not everyone will/can work in the Nigerian civil service (where anything goes).

Haven stated that, here are 5 things that happen when you graduate with a low grade:

1. You close important doors: some doors when closed can never be opened again. How sad! Whatever opportunities, big or small, there are outside that door eludes you forever.
If you settled for less and got low grades due to laziness and nonchalant attitude towards book work, you effectively closed all doors requiring higher grades!
A graduate with a pass or a third class automatically rules him/herself out of certain job opportunities! I need not mention these jobs, you know them.

2. Fewer choices: this is similar to the above. You end up with less choice if you graduate with a poor CGPA. why? Windows are smaller than doors!
Less career advancement options, less job option, and less pay. You'll have to settle for less.

3. Vices will appeal to you: I mean no disrespect to those with poor grades. However, social vices such as gambling, drunkenness, and others I choose not to mention will appeal to you. Anything just to dampen the disappointment of wasted years. However, it all ends in more disappointment for those not willing to get it right the right way.

4. Battered esteem: poor grades will batter your esteem. You will always avoid public discussions that will warrant a mention or display of your grade status either by you or others. Can you comfortably put your pass degree qualification on a CV? Never!
Deflated ego, inferiority, and other similar words will describe your situation.
Only a few (mentally strong) will refuse to be downcast and laid-back by letting grades get in their way to achieving success. The greater majority wallows in regret for years.

5. Delays in career progression: if you graduate with a third class, you'll need a PGD to move forward. If it's a pass, you're probably stuck/grounded. In the academics, grades are prioritised, and it'll remain so for a long time.

It is, therefore important that you begin to answer questions such as where you desire to be in the next five years, what steps to take to get there and what doors you need to go through. The earlier these questions are answered, the more doors you'll have access to, and go through.

To make it big, you either have to be the best at what you are doing (non academic activity) or follow the conventional easier path - good grades.

Choose the doors to open and don't let life choose for you because it might be a far cry from that which you desired.

Grades do matter a lot.

Copyright NAIJA CGPA
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Miraxzeebility(m): 12:29pm On May 19
oga i know lots of people who graduated with low CGPA but are bosses to those that scored high

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by auntysimbiat(f): 12:29pm On May 19
hmmm
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by slimmax(m): 12:30pm On May 19
I hear you
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by mmmustapha(m): 12:30pm On May 19
rubbish write up, I'm a third class holder and I don't have any regret about that and I'm a fighter, I believe in myself. having poor grade doesn't mean that you are lazy. In just believe in yourself. I'm currently studying pg crime management after that I will do my masters on MCJS

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by ItalianWine(f): 12:31pm On May 19
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by lilprinze: 12:32pm On May 19
at the end of the day those with low grades end up ruling those with high grades. dino graduated with a 3rd class yet his salary is 10times more than the best graduating student in his class

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