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How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by ityP(m): 5:35am On Jun 21, 2019
2014, I got admitted to study Medical Lab Science with connections from the provost of Federal Med lab school and many well known lecturers in the university even though my waec and jamb were excellent (2 As, 5 B3, 1 C4 and a score of 246 in Jamb).

I don't even know who or what was directly involved. . But when I started, I was very unmotivated. I really can't tell why. Maybe wrong associations, maybe cos it wasn't medicine, I don't know.

After the first semester of 100 level, I left the university. One of the lecturers who aided my admission begged me to rescind my decision or at least to defer it. In her exact words, 'I'd regret my decision'. Still I left without deferring.

My widowed mum was terribly heart broken. I was hers and my late dad's pride. I was the most intelligent of her three kids. I remember telling her that 'School na scam, if I do business, I go make am quicker'. She always told me and my siblings that we weren't cut out for business life. Still I ventured into photography. Spent 6 months in training to become a pro photographer. In 2015, I bought my own Nikon D3200 camera and a second hand hp laptop. I started meager jobs. I was earning small cash here and there. To be a top photographer tho, I needed equipments; a good Speedlite, good zoom and prime lenses, not my ordinary 18-55mm kit lens, soft boxes, and so on. And these would cost money. Money I didn't have. My camera and laptop were the only thing I could afford then.

Few months later, I started regreting my decision of leaving school. I would see my former coursemates in town and they'd ask questions on why I left, but I really couldn't provide any tangible reason for leaving. One even showed me some of my first semester grades and I was almost in tears 'cause I did very well. I was almost getting depressed late 2015. 2016 came and it started just as dull. But just before the closing date for Jamb registration was due, I bought a form. Same course (Medical Laboratory Science), same university. This time around, I would do everything low key without asking for anyone's assistance. I wrote jamb and got a score of 259. I checked on jamb portal when admission status began to be checked and lo and behold, I was admitted. I called my mom and even though she was happy for me, she told me, she wasn't gonna sponsor my admission this time. I was heartbroken but I can't blame her to be very honest. But then, we started hearing news that our admission would be cancelled because of accreditation issues. In fact, our names weren't included in the school's admission portal. School started and still, no news. But I was convinced God was giving me a second chance, so I started attending lectures even though we didn't know our fate. Two weeks before exams, our accreditation issues were resolved and our names finally appeared on the school's portal. Medical lab sci, biochem, and slt had this problem. So two weeks was added for us to receive short additional lectures, while others were writing exams. That was how my second chance began.

I'm presently in 300 level. Today, my former coursemates would be inducted as MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS. I couldn't sleep at all. I would not go to the induction as I may not be able to control the tears. I SHOULD HAVE BEEN AMONG THE INDUCTING STUDENTS, BUT I THREW IT ALL AWAY. The most painful words anyone can utter in life are, "HAD I KNOWN". Don't make costly mistakes that would make you say these words!!!

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by deltateam: 5:50am On Jun 21, 2019
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Op you may never know who you will save or have saved with this inspirational story.

Thank God you came back to your senses. Don't worry about your 'mates' who have graduated. You will soon get there and might even acquire a first class result due to your new found passion.

Congratulations in advance!

Front page please.

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by SageMK: 6:10am On Jun 21, 2019
Nice of you to share.

However bro, it's time for you to get over the pain of not graduating with them. I think you should dress up nicely, and attend to celebrate with your friends. Trust me, It'll motivate you greatly towards achieving your goal. smiley

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by kingphilip(m): 6:32am On Jun 21, 2019
It's really good you realized on time and picked yourself up.

Many people never had the privilege of picking themselves up that early and are in greater regrets.

As someone above said, get dressed and go celebrate your friends because it's their day of joy and you'd be glad you did

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by CosmicPhoenix: 6:41am On Jun 21, 2019
forget your regrets,you are in 300 level and will soon be where they are.life na turn by turn

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by nzeobi(m): 6:48am On Jun 21, 2019
it's better late than never, by the time you graduate you will notice that some of them are still having issues or aren't employed yet.

so am happy you returned back to school.

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by ityP(m): 6:51am On Jun 21, 2019
deltateam:
Op you may never know who you will save or have saved with this inspirational story.

Thank God you came back to your senses. Don't worry about your 'mates' who have graduated. You will soon get there and might even acquire a first class result due to your new found passion.

Congratulations in advance!

Seun
Lalasticlala

Front page please.


Thanks much. First class is def the goal now. My GP for 100 and 200 are pretty high, I just need to maintain it and maintain I will.

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by ityP(m): 6:54am On Jun 21, 2019
SageMK:
Nice of you to share.

However bro, it's time for you to get over the pain of not graduating with them. I think you should dress up nicely, and attend to celebrate with your friends. Trust me, It'll motivate you greatly towards achieving your goal. smiley



I was considering this o. My attire is neatly ironed inside my wardrobe. I'm still apprehensive about going tho. And I can't really call many of them friends. Many started looking down on me or shunning me outrightly. I don't blame them, I guess it's a thing of "Bad energy, stay far away". Just one or two who still chat with and encourage me.

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by ityP(m): 6:57am On Jun 21, 2019
kingphilip:
It's really good you realized on time and picked yourself up.

Many people never had the privilege of picking themselves up that early and are in greater regrets.

As someone above said, get dressed and go celebrate your friends because it's their day of joy and you'd be glad you did



I wish I had the courage to go

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by ityP(m): 6:58am On Jun 21, 2019
nzeobi:
it's better late than never, by the time you graduate you will notice that some of them are still having issues or aren't employed yet.

so am happy you returned back to school.


I hope none of them have issues Sha. I wish them the very best. They deserve it

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by ITbomb(m): 7:00am On Jun 21, 2019
After school you can still pursue your photography passion as a hobby and second line of income

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by daddytime(m): 7:03am On Jun 21, 2019
Proud of you....this is something I still haven't been able to do, go back to school.

I dropped out and that was it... grin

You've just motivated me you see, in every bad situation there's always the positives. I don't know if any of your graduating peers could have had such an effect on me.

Keep blazing man, you are almost there and on a different race from everyone else.

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by Divay22(f): 7:13am On Jun 21, 2019
ityP:




I was considering this o. My attire is neatly ironed inside my wardrobe. I'm still apprehensive about going tho. And I can't really call many of them friends. Many started looking down on me or shunning me outrightly. I don't blame them, I guess it's a thing of "Bad energy, stay far away". Just one or two who still chat with and encourage me.
Then go celebrate with that one or two.
You should be proud of yourself bro and not feeling less.


I look forward to celebrating with you smiley
Enjoy the vibes and the fun spirit and do away with negative vibes.
Thumbs up smiley

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by overcomer90: 7:16am On Jun 21, 2019
OP u never know wetin u don achieve

- u have grown in courage.
- u have learnt how to bounce back.
- u have gotten a glimpse of the outside world through during ur hustle
- u now have a strong mind
These are the things that's makes up a mentally strong person that can tackle life situations even after u graduate
U are way far ahead than u former course level mates forget the academic side.

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by catwalq(f): 7:41am On Jun 21, 2019
ityP:




I wish I had the courage to go


You know you don't really have to go right? You could just Send congratulatory messages to the couple of em who still chat with you. You got a second chance and that's all the motivation you need.

Induction this year or upper year,all na induction,some never even get the admission. Just keep your head in dem books and oppress those who look down on you with your first class. Stay winning bro..

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by tstx(m): 7:55am On Jun 21, 2019
Hm
Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by helinues: 7:55am On Jun 21, 2019
Let me ask you...

Are you using someone's wristwatch to check your own time?

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by stano2(m): 7:55am On Jun 21, 2019
It's alright, it's just a phase and you will get over it.
Some of my friends i entered the university before them are all serving now but i can't come and kill myself. I have no choice than to be happy for them.
Some situations i found myself in caused it, i can't even afford the money i owe the school during clearance.

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by ityP(m): 7:57am On Jun 21, 2019
catwalq:


You know you don't really have to go right? You could just Send congratulatory messages to the couple of em who still chat with you. You got a second chance and that's all the motivation you need.

Induction this year or upper year,all na induction,some never even get the admission. Just keep your head in dem books and oppress those who look down on you with your first class. Stay winning bro..







Thanks...
Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by tojahh(m): 7:57am On Jun 21, 2019
Well this sounds in a shades right. No time is late to retrace and start all over, imagine some of your erstwhile classmates must have dropped, dead, sick, relocated hence they're not graduating as at when due. So cheer up.. Nothing do you my brother.


Meanwhile I'm curious since your mum is not sponsoring your education, and you said you have no money to buy the equipments needed for your photography skills, how are you financing yourself through school?

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by SimSify(m): 7:58am On Jun 21, 2019
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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by kittykollinxx(m): 7:58am On Jun 21, 2019
Bro...if school na scam or not just do it...first class dey be mansion for people. It's all about your mindset

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by SendAbroad: 8:01am On Jun 21, 2019
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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by OkCornel(m): 8:01am On Jun 21, 2019
It's not by how fast, but by how well you finish.

Thankfully, this experience will make you better off in the long run...

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by Louis005(m): 8:01am On Jun 21, 2019
Igbo people will say: mgbe onye na-eteta bụ ụtụtụ ya which means when one wakes up is its own morning. So calm down urs will come soon.

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Re: How I Almost Ruined My Life Academically!!! by don4real18(m): 8:02am On Jun 21, 2019
Your mum was perhaps right. You aren't cut out for business. In as much as education is important, it should be noted that it doesn't guarantee success. There are so many frustrated graduates out there that will gladly receive your stipends from photography as if it were millions. Ensure you learn everything you can when in school and not just in regards to academia.
God bless you as you take on this challenge.

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