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Regrets Of A First Class Student by Akdegreat(m): 8:16am On Jan 12, 2015
Just as a sick man in his dying bed has a heavy heart laden with lots of grief and regrets of things unaccomplished, I sat there in the fields that warm evening starring at the faculty building with mixed feelings of achievement and regrets.
I had lived the life of a perfect student. I had great passion for studying and some sort of insatiable desire for knowledge. I excelled in every of my examinations and this feat spurred up the feeling of invincibility in my subconscious mind.
I wasn't a popular fellow but I believe that mentioning my name portrayed the picture of a focused student with outstanding academic abilities in the mind of the few that knew me. Those few years, I always pictured a beautiful future with me in it doing great things.
However, I began to realize the big gap between me and the rest of the world. The wall I built between me and my friends as a freshman. Gradually, I knew names of authors and textbooks and yet hardly remembered the names of friends. It dawned on me that in few months, I would not be seeing some of my friends anymore, probably forever. I would miss them for life. Their smiles, discussions and company would be memories.
Though its a wonderful thing that as I round up my undergraduate studies, I have an academic record to be proud of, I had some regrets and some feelings that haunt me. I couldnt help it. Its the price I paid.

Some days I wish there were 30 hours in a day.
I knew how to manage my time but my schedule favored my books more.
Some folks would say "you can't have your cake and eat it." Well I believe I can afford yet another 'cake' God willing.
I wish I spent more time listening to my friends when they cared to speak.
I wish I was more flexible.
I wish I spent more time with the people I loved.
I wish I spent more time to discuss with my professors.
I wish I reciprocated the attention I received from my colleagues.
I wish I took the time to reach out to my junior colleagues with words of advice and encouragement.
I wish I created the time to reach out to my professors and seniors for advice, coaching and mentorship.
I wish I spent more time building my network of contacts and associates.
I wish I had the time to tutor my mates that failed their courses or had a hard time passing them.
I wish I gave out my heart to love and be loved in return.
I wish I took the time to observe my changing world.
Nevertheless, as I sat there, I was consoled of the fact that I still had few more months left and I swore to make a difference within that little space of time. I wouldnt have felt any better.
To my fellow scholars and graduates, who by hard work and devotion have come out of university with a First, I say congratulations on your well deserved feat.
To intending university students and undergraduates, you have endless possibilities, you posses the power to achieve your dreams if only you'll believe in yourself. There are sacrifices which you must be willing to make. Though I regret some of mine, that is the price for success, you would agree with me its not much of a bad regret. Nothing goes for nothing.
What people say doesn't really matter. Other students often speak badly about certain lecturers and courses. Its their way of justifying their failure. You hear phrases like "he is a wicked lecturer", "nobody makes an 'A' in that course". Never let those words bother you. I tell you what? Listen to them and take note of it to work harder. I performed better in the toughest courses.
Never underestimate your potentials for the difference between you and the best guy in class is the time he devotes for study. Well natural intelligence is a factor too. By mentioning study, I don't mean blindly memorizing just to pass your tests. Go out and develop this passion for your discipline that would drive you to study with genuine interest in the subject.
In your spare time, talk to your lecturers and professors about your favorite topic and your career. Read outside your course content, sometimes outside your discipline to be enlightened.
Never forget to strike a balance between your academics and your social life; you'll need it in the real world.
Be good to everybody you meet, show them love and respect. Talk to someone, live the moment, have fun and feel the world around you.
Find every reason to be happy after all life is too short.

- Akdegreat

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Nobody: 8:29am On Jan 12, 2015
lol

modified

chai. :-O

#FTC

1st time in history....

lol

cheesy

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Akdegreat(m): 8:42am On Jan 12, 2015
donmarvex:
lol

Hmmm is it actually that funny ?
Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by channelz: 8:53am On Jan 12, 2015
lol

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Nobody: 9:00am On Jan 12, 2015
Akdegreat:


Hmmm is it actually that funny ?

the comment below me too

cheesy

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Akdegreat(m): 9:21am On Jan 12, 2015
donmarvex:


the comment below me too

cheesy

smiley wonderful, enjoy yourself bro

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Chrisx1x(m): 9:36am On Jan 12, 2015
Eyaah
Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by alotofgrace(m): 9:42am On Jan 12, 2015
Akdegreat:

- Akdegreat


i feel your pain bro. i was a brilliant dude in school but liked playing futball like hell grin

i ended up with 2.1, i dont even know my GP, just dat its above 4point. At my work place, we have 2.2 and pass 3rd class sef. although connection starts from school ( like my job, it was a junior student that got it for me, i used to take them tutorials when they were in 100L, was in 400L then preparing for IT).

the truth is even after all the mixing ups with classmates and campus fellowship members wink and ....ok i nor groove like dat embarassed i even miss dem more cry . yes so. so weather u mix o or u max, you will always miss ur school days wink


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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Adex097: 9:48am On Jan 12, 2015
Are you an oliver twist angry angry

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by factorial1(m): 9:54am On Jan 12, 2015
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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Akdegreat(m): 9:57am On Jan 12, 2015
alotofgrace:



i feel your pain bro. i was a brilliant dude in school but liked playing futball like hell grin

i ended up with 2.1, i dont even know my GP, just dat its above 4point. At my work place, we have 2.2 and pass 3rd class sef. although connection starts from school ( like my job, it was a junior student that got it for me, i used to take them tutorials when they were in 100L, was in 400L then preparing for IT).

the truth is even after all the mixing ups with classmates and campus fellowship members wink and ....ok i nor groove like dat embarassed i even miss dem more cry . yes so. so weather u mix o or u max, you will always miss ur school days wink



Yea nice one from you.
I hang out sometimes and grab some drinks with my pals but the intimacy ain't there.
I still wonder how I manage to maintain a CGP of over 4.5 cos I sleep a lot and barely cover my course work.
I loosened up a bit and enjoyed myself later anyway. Undergraduate days are one of my best moments.

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by holatin(m): 9:59am On Jan 12, 2015
there re only two ways to it.

is either you marry your book or marry friends,parties,gurls etc.

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by 1destinychild: 9:59am On Jan 12, 2015
so sorry
Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by miteolu(m): 9:59am On Jan 12, 2015
booked

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by showreals(m): 10:00am On Jan 12, 2015
Booked brb
Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by datguru: 10:00am On Jan 12, 2015
This is serious
Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Loyalblak007(f): 10:00am On Jan 12, 2015
undecided

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by tola9ja: 10:00am On Jan 12, 2015
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW IS TO VOTE GMB
YOU WILL NEVER REGRET BEING A FIRST CLASS STUDENT

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Nobody: 10:00am On Jan 12, 2015
undecided
Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Lagusta(m): 10:00am On Jan 12, 2015
As we can all see, having a first class is not a sign of being a big boy!!!!

I have a neighbor that didn't attend a university, but this man has about five cars because of his affiliation with an oil company!!!

Money makes the world tho.....

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by clubone0501: 10:00am On Jan 12, 2015
hhh
Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by alotofgrace(m): 10:00am On Jan 12, 2015
Akdegreat:


Yea nice one from you.
I hang out sometimes and grab some drinks with my pals but the intimacy ain't there.
I still wonder how I manage to maintain a CGP of over 4.5 cos I sleep a lot and barely cover my course work.
I loosened up a bit and enjoyed myself later anyway. Undergraduate days are one of my best moments.


good one bro. permission to paste this on my facebook page....let them learn

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Nobody: 10:00am On Jan 12, 2015
shebi dem been tell una say fela na him sign
d'banj wey make stella obasanjo come go do
surgery now buhari don vex say him wan rule
9ja again,hin go do 2 campaign,1 for hin sef nd
de oda 1 na 4 NL

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by slimpoppa(m): 10:00am On Jan 12, 2015
Sorry bout that.
Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by CuteMaro(m): 10:01am On Jan 12, 2015
Hmmmmm
Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by CzarChris(m): 10:01am On Jan 12, 2015
@OP, you can't have it all.

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by ahmed486: 10:01am On Jan 12, 2015
You can't do all things in life





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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by darepoju(m): 10:01am On Jan 12, 2015
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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Moblord(m): 10:01am On Jan 12, 2015
Akdegreat:

What people say doesn't really matter. Other students often speak badly about certain lecturers and courses. Its their way of justifying their failure. You hear phrases like "he is a wicked lecturer", "nobody makes an 'A' in that course". Never let those words bother you. I tell you what? Listen to them and take note of it to work harder. I performed better in the toughest courses.
Never underestimate your potentials for the difference
God bless you, You said it all

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Quatermaine: 10:02am On Jan 12, 2015

The difference between you and the best guy in class is the time he devotes for study.

Noted..

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Re: Regrets Of A First Class Student by Nobody: 10:02am On Jan 12, 2015
hmmm... sacrifice... hardwork... what am I saying gan? well, I understand you... its quiet emotional... and its like u've sacrifice some other important things on the altar of First Class...

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