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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by toyinjimoh(m): 8:31am On Jul 09, 2017
Dino melaye graduated with third class, a senator of d federal republic of Nigeria....ur cgpa does not determine ur success....hard work and dedication will

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by UnimkeAk(m): 8:35am On Jul 09, 2017
Viking007:
Whatever You do or need to do, pls do it, just don't graduate with a 3rd class. Don't be deceived by all these "grades don't matter" BS. In this damn country, grades matter ALOT.
Even 2:2 sef
.
One of the worst thing that can happen to anybody in this country is for a brilliant man to be traped with a 2:2 cert. For any reasons.
It so limits u, u hardly have the opportuinity to showcase urself.

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by emeakpor12345: 8:42am On Jul 09, 2017
lol just measure you get the best out of what grade uve gotten first or pass ONLYGODONPOINT

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by tundejoseph4(m): 8:45am On Jul 09, 2017
Destiny first

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by psalmson001: 8:45am On Jul 09, 2017
I totally disagree. Cgpa can only define the type of job u get if u allow it. U graduate with a poor cgpa does not mean u have to stop there and drown in shame and regret. Go for a PGD course and advance to oda higher qualification like MSc (which is now the new BSc in nigeria). If money no they for dat, den u can go for oda cheaper certificate programs just to help pad and boost ur cv.
But if are too ashamed, den go for an entrepreneural course and become ur own boss.

I graduated with a 3rd class, but i earn N***,*** monthly. No connection, i just improved my skills & backed it up with prayer.

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by UnimkeAk(m): 8:46am On Jul 09, 2017
toyinjimoh:
Dino melaye graduated with third class, a senator of d federal republic of Nigeria....ur cgpa does not determine ur success....hard work and dedication will
Dino is an exception, we can all be politicians.
Dino knew from the start politics was his calling...
Dt guy served in objs govt. Had an appointment.
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by 25thJOE(m): 8:46am On Jul 09, 2017
this concept is only applicable in developing countries like Nigeria. In developed countries in the west there are lots of opportunities out there and the world is changing in a way that knowledge with become a free good like air. With the advent of ICT and modern technology some degrees will be obsolete in the future.

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by obonujoker(m): 8:47am On Jul 09, 2017
P.diddy
JayZ
Ronaldo
Messi....

I can trade my CGPA to be any of these person.......

Thank you

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Damfostopper(m): 8:49am On Jul 09, 2017
: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Damfostopper....
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5.You will become the president of Nigeria like the dullard

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by selfmadeboss: 8:49am On Jul 09, 2017
i graduated with a pass and i now employ idiots that graduated with first calss. i like t when they call me boss , sir, etc haha.

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Unimaginable123: 8:49am On Jul 09, 2017
I agree with you OP. As more and more people graduate and work gets more scarce, those with poor graduates tend to be overlooked in employment.
But that's for private companies. Government establishments take 3rd class graduates.
Infact, a course mate of mine was very lucky. A nupe guy from Niger State. He had 3rd class. This guy served in CBN Abuja. Bought car just after service. And got job at FCDA immediately after service. while me that had 2nd class upper, it took me 2 whole years of joblessness and under-employment before landing my own plum job.
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by solid3(m): 8:58am On Jul 09, 2017
The OP is more focused on having good grades for career.

Do you know that most business owners are people with lower grades in school? While those with 2.1 are there queueing up for years for jobs that are not available?

And who says those with lower grades can become PhD holder? Have you heard bout premaster, PGD, PGDE.

Having a low grade doesn't mean it's a straight jacket for failure in life.

My own post doesn't encourage misplacement of priorities while in school anyway.

Selah!

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by spencekat(m): 8:59am On Jul 09, 2017
hardbody:


I even disagree. No matter the course, if you don't distinguish yourself, you will soon realize how competitive that course is and number of people having stronger grades than you in the event of an interview or a selection process. Nothing like being the best or in that category wherever you find yourself, don't be deceived
You are correct,it matters
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by babtunns(m): 9:02am On Jul 09, 2017
@OP r u in d shoe... just asking thoung
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Unimaginable123: 9:03am On Jul 09, 2017
tensazangetsu20:

It depends on the course. The case is not always so in professional courses.
what courses are professional courses? And which ones are not?
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by enimooko: 9:06am On Jul 09, 2017
I HAVE A 2/2 IN MATH, I CONSIDER MYSELF SUPERIOR TO A GRADE OF 2/1 IN ECONOMICS. THAT MAY BE DEBATABLE, BUT IT'S HOW MUCH CONFIDENCE I HAVE IN MY GRADE AND MY SUBJECT AREA

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by enimooko: 9:10am On Jul 09, 2017
Unimaginable123:
what courses are professional courses? And which ones are not?
Medicine, Education, Engineering are professional courses, am not sure that English, Arabic, Sociology, mathematics and even computer Studies are professional courses.
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Midgut(m): 9:12am On Jul 09, 2017
Not in professional course like medicine&surgery.
Medical skill is different from scoring distinction in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry , pharmacology etc
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Jaqenhghar: 9:14am On Jul 09, 2017
Hdanny:
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.

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.
Bullshit
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Midgut(m): 9:15am On Jul 09, 2017
Unimaginable123:
what courses are professional courses? And which ones are not?
Grade is inconsequential in medicine & surgery!
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Unimaginable123: 9:21am On Jul 09, 2017
Midgut:

Grade is inconsequential in medicine & surgery!
very funny. Says who?
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Unimaginable123: 9:22am On Jul 09, 2017
enimooko:
Medicine, Education, Engineering are professional courses, am not sure that English, Arabic, Sociology, mathematics and even computer Studies are professional courses.
don't deceive yourself. Every course taught in the higher institution is a professional course
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Maj196(m): 9:26am On Jul 09, 2017
Everybody is entitled to their opinion.
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by geoinvestor(m): 9:35am On Jul 09, 2017
psalmson001:
I totally disagree. Cgpa can only define the type of job u get if u allow it. U graduate with a poor cgpa does not mean u have to stop there and drown in shame and regret. Go for a PGD course and advance to oda higher qualification like MSc (which is now the new BSc in nigeria). If money no they for dat, den u can go for oda cheaper certificate programs just to help pad and boost ur cv.
But if are too ashamed, den go for an entrepreneural course and become ur own boss.

I graduated with a 3rd class, but i earn N***,*** monthly. No connection, i just improved my skills & backed it up with prayer.
Skills like what sir?
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Midgut(m): 9:35am On Jul 09, 2017
Unimaginable123:
very funny. Says who?
I don't get your point
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by donviso(m): 9:40am On Jul 09, 2017
selfmadeboss:
i graduated with a pass and i now employ idiots that graduated with first calss. i like t when they call me boss , sir, etc haha.
Lying like a Lai Mohammed

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Shigoboy(m): 9:42am On Jul 09, 2017
I disagree with that point 'settle for less' I forcefully canceled that mindset of searching for a job after my NYSC immediately I discovered I graduated with 3rd class, it's 4 years after I finished my youth service, I've never submitted any CV neither attend any interview, instead I'm employing, and I always thank God for helping me to make such decision, I can now boldly say this cos I'm doing good and have my own business which I earns nothing less than 300k monthly, my poor grade helped me to wake that real man in me, thou it's a matter of choice and determination, if not for my poor grade I might be in a private company with my colleagues struggling in a rat race, don't get it twisted, it's very good and lovely to graduate with a wonderful grade, but every member of a class can never become First, thats why we always have Good, Better, Best any position you find your self, lean to make good out of it, the best student in my set then is currently working in a bank where he earns 70k per month, while the guy we always see as the most useless student with his pass grade is now staff at NYSC headquarter, now, we all contact him for friends and family NYSC posting, failure in academics doesn't mean failure in life...

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Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by tensazangetsu20(m): 9:46am On Jul 09, 2017
Unimaginable123:
what courses are professional courses? And which ones are not?

Professional courses are courses where you need a license to practice.
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by enimooko: 9:46am On Jul 09, 2017
Unimaginable123:
don't deceive yourself. Every course taught in the higher institution is a professional course
Please explain
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by tensazangetsu20(m): 9:47am On Jul 09, 2017
UnimkeAk:

It is worst with professional courses... Esp engineering..
G.E doesnt need ur 3.5 cgpa sef , they need graduates in the top 75 % of ur class that is from 3.75 cgpa
It depends on the engineering. I studied marine engineering and in less than a month I have graduated some of my mates with third class and pass have gotten offers.
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by TerrorSquad(m): 9:57am On Jul 09, 2017
2 things that can happen to you.
1.You can become a Nigerian senator just like Dino Malaye
2. You can also become a president because our vegetable possess no certificate.
Re: 5 Things That Happen When You Graduate With A Poor CGPA by Hdanny(m): 10:24am On Jul 09, 2017
tensazangetsu20:

It depends on the course. The case is not always so in professional courses.
so what course do you think will earn you standard employment with a decent income on a low grades?

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