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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by TimoWerner: 3:19pm On Aug 29
SamOnuegbu:
If they will be the doing the sponsoring and you know that will not be easy to convince then DECEIVE them (if possible)


Tell them that you have heard.
That you will study what they want.
Buy the JAMB form.
Pick wetin hungry YOU study.
Keep smiling and lying to them that you have picked LAW.
Enter school.
Let them think it is still law so their funds go fit still dey reach your hand.
Graduate and go about your HAPPY life.
Thanks bro but i will be sponsoring myself...nice idea smiley
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Mires: 3:21pm On Aug 29
TimoWerner:
Hey guys i need ya advice please.

My dad and my aunt wants me to study law because of some reasons best know to them. I am a Civil Servant in a State High Court reason why they want me to study law. I am tired, i don't have the passion non zeal for law.

Right from my sec school days i have always love and dream of being a Banker or an Economist but my family members want to "put sand" in my future embarassed

Please guys help me, i am in my early 20s and i don't wanna waste 4-6yrs studying what i don't have passion for.

Pls i need more audience.

First, don't be allowed to push into a discipline that you don't have passion for. You might end up regretting. The fact that you have been working in the judiciary is not enough reason to be pushed into studying Law. Gone are the days people were meant to believe that Law pays. However, some individuals still create their niche in Law profession. Years ago, on the eve of graduation from the lions den, the then Dean Faculty of Engineering, UNN, Prof. Osadebe told us the graduands in our fellowship, that during his time, they were made to understand, that any discipline outside Medicine, Law, Engineering and Accountancy is rubbish. Having spent years practising and lecturing engineering in UNN, he discovered that the most widely traveled and richest academjc in UNN as at then did not study any of those courses. He is a Historian. A prof of History.

Away from the above, if your quest to study Economics like most people thought is because you think it is about demand and supply, please, I will plead with you not to tow that path. But if you are determined, it is a very interesting discipline. It requires mathematics, further mathematics, statistics as well as analytical skills. Most of the applications will require you to at least perform first, partial and second order derivatives since we, economists are often times interested in the margin (slope).

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by TimoWerner: 3:22pm On Aug 29
FamousMonk:
I see no problem here..
Study Law,graduate and fail at the career so your family will realize they made a mistake.
Then you can start smoking weed out of frustration,maybe join a cult too.
In other words,become very useless.
They will realize their mistake.
I will sponsor myself with at least 80%
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by TimoWerner: 3:23pm On Aug 29
Baba1234:
It will be very lovely if u take the advice, to study law and after u study further economics...I think there are post-graduate courses which are law- economic related...in that way u kill two birds with one stone...listen to them ....there are times people see some potential in you that u don't see...they believe u can thrive in law effortlessly, while u believe u can thrive in economics effortlessly....do the two my friend ...don't be lazy... u'll make a great economist if u listen to this.
Ok sir. cool
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by damoobaba: 3:25pm On Aug 29
TimoWerner:
Hey guys i need ya advice please.

My dad and my aunt wants me to study law because of some reasons best know to them. I am a Civil Servant in a State High Court reason why they want me to study law. I am tired, i don't have the passion non zeal for law.

Right from my sec school days i have always love and dream of being a Banker or an Economist but my family members want to "put sand" in my future embarassed

Please guys help me, i am in my early 20s and i don't wanna waste 4-6yrs studying what i don't have passion for.

Pls i need more audience.

Up blues
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by TimoWerner: 3:26pm On Aug 29
fredoooooo:
Oga go an study law o, the family land wey dem steal for ya family you must win am back for the family . Thats the investment grin
i swear...na land matter grin
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by TimoWerner: 3:28pm On Aug 29
golddare:

Are they the ones feeding you?
No!
I house and feed myself.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by snoopz: 3:30pm On Aug 29
such is life.
in 2015, i wanted to study law too but my mother didn't support me 100%.
may be that is why I wasn't given the law add despite passing the criteria (lol)
afterall I'm now a graduate

lesson is you need their blessing if you really want to do another thing apart from what they want unless you can sort your self out financially
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by TimoWerner: 3:30pm On Aug 29
iyke926:

None of my children will study banking and finance, law, business administration, public administration. If any stubbornly decides to, he/she will have pay the school fees
sad

Don't study law or banking and finance because you have a dream of working in a bank. Anyone can work in a bank.

Go for economics and while you at it, get some skills in programming, data science, information technology.

Good luck!!
@bolded...that's deep mehn..deep embarassed
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by TimoWerner: 3:31pm On Aug 29
TronMaster:
Study the Law bro. Get yourself a bad GP in part 1. Do a transfer to economics.
Lol
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by ashawopikin(m): 3:32pm On Aug 29
TimoWerner:
Hey guys i need ya advice please.

My dad and my aunt wants me to study law because of some reasons best know to them. I am a Civil Servant in a State High Court reason why they want me to study law. I am tired, i don't have the passion non zeal for law.

Right from my sec school days i have always love and dream of being a Banker or an Economist but my family members want to "put sand" in my future embarassed

Please guys help me, i am in my early 20s and i don't wanna waste 4-6yrs studying what i don't have passion for.

Pls i need more audience.
unless you want to bankroll yourself, just study the law jeje
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by fredoooooo: 3:32pm On Aug 29
TimoWerner:
i swear...na land matter grin

Now you're talking grin
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Drizzy5001(m): 3:37pm On Aug 29
Thats how the forced me to go and study Economics, when I loved business administration.... I had no other choice than to obey.. coz I'm still under them . sad

Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by jesmond3945: 3:38pm On Aug 29
TimoWerner:
Hey guys i need ya advice please.

My dad and my aunt wants me to study law because of some reasons best know to them. I am a Civil Servant in a State High Court reason why they want me to study law. I am tired, i don't have the passion non zeal for law.

Right from my sec school days i have always love and dream of being a Banker or an Economist but my family members want to "put sand" in my future embarassed

Please guys help me, i am in my early 20s and i don't wanna waste 4-6yrs studying what i don't have passion for.

Pls i need more audience.
I would advise you please don't listen to them. Don't allow any soul dictate to you how live your life. You owe only God and nobody
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by inumidun2010(m): 3:38pm On Aug 29
Bro... At the end , Na your life, u will be the one either to enjoy or regret... I don't play with my life with ANYONE OOOOO...
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Cardiojosh(m): 3:39pm On Aug 29
freshkpomo:
Verdict:Sorry bro no way out here, it's either you study law or you study law..


Here is what some people did in my time, you will study their law till 400l then take jamb for your Economic and statistics, if you get lucky you will be in finals in law and 100 in the other course.. Once you Done with your law, take the result to your dad and a photocopy to your aunt. Walk away and continue the course you got passion for.


Let's make #SOS trend


Let's make SOS trend


We cant breathe in southern Kaduna.



#NYM
sir what is sos
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by GHoJes: 3:42pm On Aug 29
The Economics get far more prospects today than that Law dem wan force you so, ABI your dad think say 2020 and forward na their time.

Abobi no try am, no even think am. First of all, look for young Law graduates around you and show your dad how well they are doing. The Economics has more flexibility or you want to study what you won't have space to practice?
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Nobody: 3:42pm On Aug 29
TimoWerner:
@bolded...that's deep mehn..deep embarassed
The world is changing. Our environment too.

Some courses are becoming irrelevant with time and oversaturated too. Why would you want to study a course like archeology in Nigeria? This is the computer age. The Chinese understands that and most schools are teaching kids computer programming at an early age of 10 years old.

Instead of those courses that I listed, it's better the child develops an interest in sports or science related courses.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by mozele(m): 3:42pm On Aug 29
TimoWerner:
Pls i need more audience.

Bro, as e dey now, your life dey your hand. Try and reason with them that you know the efforts and commitment needed to succeed in studying law and rising along that career path but your heart is elsewhere; and you won't like to turn out to become a failure as well.

Just try as much as you can to convince them.

If they insist but you still have a desire in pursing a career as an economist; since you already have a diploma certificate, apply for direct entry into any university near you. Part-Time preferably.

By all means, do not resign from your place of work o. E get why.

I did same nasty mistake and I struggled all through my Direct Entry University program since I had no sponsor.

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Truvel(m): 3:46pm On Aug 29
safarigirl:
I studied law.

Don't waste your time.

I doubt up to 40% of law graduates in Nigeria, are currently working in a law-related field.

Don't waste your time and money, studying something you have no passion for. You will just be punishing yourself.

Barister Safarigirl, I Hail O.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Lexusgs430: 3:49pm On Aug 29
TimoWerner:
Hey guys i need ya advice please.

My dad and my aunt wants me to study law because of some reasons best know to them. I am a Civil Servant in a State High Court reason why they want me to study law. I am tired, i don't have the passion non zeal for law.

Right from my sec school days i have always love and dream of being a Banker or an Economist but my family members want to "put sand" in my future embarassed

Please guys help me, i am in my early 20s and i don't wanna waste 4-6yrs studying what i don't have passion for.

Pls i need more audience.


Who is paying for this degree?....... grin


Your answer should dictate your path............ cheesy
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by TimoWerner: 3:53pm On Aug 29
mozele:


Bro, as e dey now, your life dey your hand. Try and reason with them that you know the efforts and commitment needed to succeed in studying law and rising along that career path but your heart is elsewhere; and you won't like to turn out to become a failure as well.

Just try as much as you can to convince them.

If they insist but you still have a desire in pursing a career as an economist; since you already have a diploma certificate, apply for direct entry into any university near you. Part-Time preferably.

By all means, do not resign from your place of work o. E get why.

I did same nasty mistake and I struggled all through my Direct Entry University program since I had no sponsor.
Thanks bro.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by ojuu4u(m): 3:56pm On Aug 29
deepwater:



The average Nigerian is ignorant



Another one who can not comprehend after reading



You are leaving in the world of ignorance and lately relapsed to foolishness, thou you don't need responds for ur stupid opinion but I choose to, the Op is far more intelligent than you, even though he is 20yrs of age. He doesn't need ur type to give him advice, as you can see you resulted to attacking the OP.

You that cannot even explain who is a civil servant? Anyway internet has turned everybody to e- expert in all Fields.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by golddare: 3:57pm On Aug 29
TimoWerner:
No!

I house and feed myself.

Pursue your dream, show them successful economist and bankers like Soludo, Ngozi, Sanusi etal. Let them know that a successful man can get the best Lawyers like Falana and co for them to settle any scores or plans they have. You dont have to force them to agree with you, just follow your dream and be determined to proof them wrong by working hard and be the best.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Elsueno: 4:03pm On Aug 29
MasterRahl:
angry
You're working as a civil servant at the State's High Court. Lawyers are legal professionals. The judge or judges are legal professionals. Your family wants you to be a professional in your workplace, and not just an ordinary employee. They want you to be recognized. Don't be content being an ordinary salary earner. Strive to grow. And for the love of Christ, forget that crap called passion. It is used by motivational speakers to confuse a lot of people. Following your passion doesn't put food on your table. Following WHAT WORKS puts food on your table.

Imagine working in a hospital setting. Only the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and physiotherapists are known. The rest are ordinary and considered irrelevant. YOUR FAMILY WANTS YOU TO BE RELEVANT AT YOUR WORKPLACE. STRIVE TO BE RELEVANT, unless you're just there for the salary (which is why many civil servants don't progress anyway).

We youths always think we know better, but the truth is, WE KNOW NOTHING.

It's a free world, but think and think and think before countering the decisions or advise of your elders.

Between, have they volunteered to sponsor you?

If only he could listen eh....why would he even wanna be a banker with this high rate of sack anyways?

TimoWerner, the thing is getting a job in Nigeria is super hard unless you plan to leave the country. Your Family is right, They are trying to make you succeed in a career that you are already part of. DO NOT COMPARE PASSION FOR REAL WORLD ISSUES. I studied economics, I even got MSc sef, Trust me d course ain't as awesome as it sounds. When I got a chance to work at NDIC, a senators boy with 3rd class got the job and rendered all my cert useless. grin

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Judolisco(m): 4:03pm On Aug 29
TimoWerner:
Hey guys i need ya advice please.

My dad and my aunt wants me to study law because of some reasons best know to them. I am a Civil Servant in a State High Court reason why they want me to study law. I am tired, i don't have the passion non zeal for law.

Right from my sec school days i have always love and dream of being a Banker or an Economist but my family members want to "put sand" in my future embarassed

Please guys help me, i am in my early 20s and i don't wanna waste 4-6yrs studying what i don't have passion for.

Pls i need more audience.
study law bro.. To get into d banking industry is easy...
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by OJURONGBE1(m): 4:09pm On Aug 29
Its a tough choice bro, but always follow your heart. Most young lawyers are into corporate law and taxation (Finance related careers).
But the angle I'm looking at is your age : you're in your early 20's and if you're fortunate with the admission to study Banking & Finance / Economics next year, can you graduate with a decent grade before 25 considering ASUU strikes and school internal strikes ?
Because most Bank & Finance entry level job requirements is pegged at 26 max 27, the Big 4 companies inclusive.
And I hope you're quite good with maths to study Finance or Economics.
These are questions you should ask and seek clarifications on.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Lifestone(m): 4:09pm On Aug 29
TimoWerner:
Hey guys i need ya advice please.

My dad and my aunt wants me to study law because of some reasons best know to them. I am a Civil Servant in a State High Court reason why they want me to study law. I am tired, i don't have the passion non zeal for law.

Right from my sec school days i have always love and dream of being a Banker or an Economist but my family members want to "put sand" in my future embarassed

Please guys help me, i am in my early 20s and i don't wanna waste 4-6yrs studying what i don't have passion for.

Pls i need more audience.
I hope you get to read this.
What do you want to do with Banking or Economics, or who says Lawyers cant work as a banker !
I will advise that you take the law and use it to work in the bank if you still feel strongly about it. A day may come that Banking will frustrate you the way it has frustrated others, then you will have a fall back in law and you can practice.
I always tell kids to study what they can practice outside employment, it gives you options

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by sammysmiles(m): 4:14pm On Aug 29
Ab0bi:
Bro sometimes our "village people" is our parents.....they want to dictate our life for us which is so so wrong, because it will end in tears.
African parents always try to live the life they failed to live through their children.... So Annoying...
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by freshkpomo(m): 4:17pm On Aug 29
Cardiojosh:

sir what is sos

SOS = Save Our Soul



#NYM

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