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What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by whyteteeth: 2:07pm On Jan 11
First and foremost I am a 2.2 graduate. But from what I have seen so far, I have come to discover that job adverts specifically give preference to first class and 2.1 graduates and very few give room for 2.2 applicants. And I am yet to see any job specification that includes graduates of third class degree.

Now someone with a third class degree can only do masters after completion of a postgraduate diploma. However, job advertisements for lecturing positions still lay emphasis on minimum of 2.2 for lecturing positions. So a third class degree applicant who has masters and PhD still doesn't stand a chance as compared to first and 2.1 or 2.2 applicants.

So my question is, what is the way forward for third class graduates, should they abandon the degree and enrol for another first degree? Or universities should abolish the award of third class degrees to graduates.

In my own opinion, students who have poor grades that will eventually earn them a third class degree should be given some form of remedial programmes for a year or two which will attract additional fees so they can have opportunity to boost their grades and at least earn a 2.2 upon graduation. Just my opinion!

Please feel free to make your contributions as well. There are a lot of third class degree holders out there who are really frustrated and would want some advice on what to do!

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by illicit(m): 2:16pm On Jan 11
It's Nigerian problem....


My cousin a third class graduate is a scholar now and teaches a Nigerian language in an American University....


Infact he was employed from Nigeria here....

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Firstclass3030(m): 2:16pm On Jan 11
Keep improving yourself. Maybe add a skill too it , get certification like cipm,ican, etc. Then target advert without specification and most importantly. Leverage connection. Referrals and who you know that knows somebody in position then be on good integrity and open too learning.. Cheers

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by samwash(m): 2:20pm On Jan 11
So many things.
Ask SDM

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by The5DME(m): 2:28pm On Jan 11
I don't know.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by xProfx: 2:36pm On Jan 11
whyteteeth:
First and foremost I am a 2.2 graduate. But from what I have seen so far, I have come to discover that job adverts specifically give preference to first class and 2.1 graduates and very few give room for 2.2 applicants. And I am yet to see any job specification that includes graduates of third class degree.

Now someone with a third class degree can only do masters after completion of a postgraduate diploma. However, job advertisements for lecturing positions still lay emphasis on minimum of 2.2 for lecturing positions. So a third class degree applicant who has masters and PhD still doesn't stand a chance as compared to first and 2.1 or 2.2 applicants.

So my question is, what is the way forward for third class graduates, should they abandon the degree and enrol for another first degree? Or universities should abolish the award of third class degrees to graduates.

In my own opinion, students who have poor grades that will eventually earn them a third class degree should be given some form of remedial programmes for a year or two which will attract additional fees so they can have opportunity to boost their grades and at least earn a 2.2 upon graduation. Just my opinion!

Please feel free to make your contributions as well. There are a lot of third class degree holders out there who are really frustrated and would want some advice on what to do!


The best advice I would give to any 3rd class graduate is to enrol for another bachelor's degree immediately after graduation, even if it's an online program and try to achieve at least a 2nd class upper. At least the person would start from 200 or 300 level via direct entry considering the previous qualification.

Nobody wants to hire 3rd class graduates cos the bar is too low when the market is so competitive. There are more graduates than job offers and definitely the law of demand and supply will apply...

The 3rd class degree would be a complementary qualification while you have another one to show your better grade. Then you can pursue a master's degree afterwards... That's the smartest thing.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by tjslow(m): 3:28pm On Jan 11
Nobody is looking for job with grade nowadays, create one for yourself... Who school help

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by mamaafrik(m): 4:28pm On Jan 11
illicit:
It's Nigerian problem....


My cousin a third class graduate of English and literary studies from OAU is a Fulbright scholar now and teaches Yoruba at the University of Georgia....


Infact he was employed from Nigeria here, he is a big boy now
please do you mind sharing how he went aboute it,Please.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Princewillalex(m): 5:40pm On Jan 11
Please kindly share at least some tips
mamaafrik:
please do you mind sharing how he went aboute it,Please.
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by LordIsaac(m): 5:44pm On Jan 11
Hmmmm..

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by BigDawsNet: 7:28pm On Jan 11
Get a digital skills

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by joxxy01(m): 7:37pm On Jan 11
whether 1.1, 2.1 or 2.2 nothing is guaranteed in this Nigeria.... Except by divine intervention. My advice is just make sure you have plan B( as in lucrative skill) so you don't get frustrated in this country.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by merieam16(f): 7:57pm On Jan 11
The only thing you can do with a third class or any class in Nigeria is to have connection .Omo without connection u are nobody.


If u dont av connection, pray 4 divine intervention and learn a skill or go for pgd

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by flokii: 8:16pm On Jan 11
It's not by class of degree in this present day, infact it has never been.
There are "Third class" and even "Pass" graduates working in multinationals and top indigenous companies, how did they manage to get in? 1) Luck/Favour 2) Strong Network/Connection (like 5G type) 3) Professional qualification/ Self improvement 4) Fraternity (or secret cult).

Likewise you see many top graduates with good grades still searching for jobs, some working in banks and other fields totally different from their field of study and some still hanging on to hope.

Las las.. 'eni to mo way lo mowe'. Na street slang.

Disclaimer: Nobody is asking anyone to join cult. Face your studies and pass with flying colours and everything will work in your favour against all odds.
Moral: To those who didn't make the top grades, never give up!

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by whyteteeth: 8:19pm On Jan 11
Mynd44 please help take this to front page. I really need more contributions
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Samakus(m): 8:34pm On Jan 11
BigDawsNet:
Get a digital skills

Can you add more emphasis Sir?
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by BigDawsNet: 8:52pm On Jan 11
Samakus:


Can you add more emphasis Sir?


Forget abt the third class

Get a mentor to teach you some programming

Get a skills on software development

And you can earn a living working for yourself

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Samakus(m): 9:11pm On Jan 11
BigDawsNet:



Forget abt the third class

Get a mentor to teach you some programming

Get a skills on software development

And you can earn a living working for yourself

Can you mentor me on programming and software development? I have 2:1 by the way but I'm passionate about gaining valuable mentorship on I.T skills
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by BigDawsNet: 9:35pm On Jan 11
Samakus:


Can you mentor me on programming and software development? I have 2:1 by the way but I'm passionate about gaining valuable mentorship on I.T skills


You need a physical mentor

Locate any sound IT school and register around you

Don't depend on online class for a beginner like you... Its a waste of time

Unless you hav experience...

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Drizzy5001(m): 9:52pm On Jan 11
Most people that graduated with 3rd class, no be say dem no Sabi book or them no dey serious... But na lecturer(sorting) wahala, dey cause am... I will suggest u start a business.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Samakus(m): 10:02pm On Jan 11
BigDawsNet:



You need a physical mentor

Locate any sound IT school and register around you

Don't depend on online class for a beginner like you... Its a waste of time

Unless you hav experience...

Ok
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by immaq8(f): 11:17pm On Jan 11
I am a third class degree holder. when I saw my final result, I went ahead to beg my course adviser to "please dash me one point so that I can be in the group of 2.2". But the word she gave me, made me to beat my chest that I will never give up.
She said to me, My dear, to be candid with you, you are a brilliant lady BUT the society we are now, do not require your certificate before getting a good job.
I took the words & plan for the future.
today, I'm a Civil Servant in one of the best state in Nigeria.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by PARADIZEPRIEST: 11:22pm On Jan 11
TEACH
BE A RESEARCHER
BE AN ANALYST
EXPAND YA MIND
BE BOLD
WRITE REMARKABLE BOOKS
SOYINKA IS 3RD CLASS

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by PARADIZEPRIEST: 11:23pm On Jan 11
TEACH
BE A RESEARCHER
BE AN ANALYST
EXPAND YA MIND
BE BOLD
WRITE REMARKABLE BOOKS
SOYINKA IS 3RD CLASS,so what is d be deal.The world has changed forget first class or second class they arrsnge in naija.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by tensazangetsu20(m): 11:25pm On Jan 11
Get into IT. No one cares about your degree in the IT sector but what you can do. Check out IT jobs there's no preference for class of degrees but rather what you can do.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by yrex01(m): 11:48pm On Jan 11
Op, to get better job in Nigeria no be by grade ooooo. "Send me your name as it is" fiam, better job don land. Stay der still dey contemplate on 3rd class.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Princewillalex(m): 7:35am On Jan 12
tensazangetsu20:
Get into IT. No one cares about your degree in the IT sector but what you can do. Check out IT jobs there's no preference for class of degrees but rather what you can do.
As a beginner where can someone get started?
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by liveyourlife007(m): 8:00am On Jan 12
PARADIZEPRIEST:
TEACH BE A RESEARCHER BE AN ANALYST EXPAND YA MIND BE BOLD WRITE REMARKABLE BOOKS SOYINKA IS 3RD CLASS
is Soyinka really 3rd class?

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Prolificgiant(m): 11:06am On Jan 12
Continue to add value to yourself you will get there if you are an experienced teacher and resides around ayobo or bada Lagos contact me requirement WAEC, OND, and NCE

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by inoki247: 5:54pm On Jan 12
Pastor... or

Dey buy Bitcoin nd giftcard... or


Become WhatsApp Group Adminshocked shocked

You just dey stress ursef if u like get First Class nd u no know anybody or dey street smart for Nigeria u go just dey run around like confused rat..

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by lekki1444: 5:54pm On Jan 12
wipe yo ass with it after which you should explore programming with python

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by felong(m): 5:54pm On Jan 12
If you're well connected u can work in NNPC

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