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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by nnahernest(m): 6:36pm On Jan 12
I am ready to mentor the third class graduate,only if he is ready for mentoring.We must have to analyze the situation together,then options will be given for him to choose.If the person is serious let him WhatsApp me on 07039476669.I understand how you feel don't give up.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by blasterman(m): 6:37pm On Jan 12
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!


if u get a masters that supercedes your 3rd class.

and all this is for entry level jobs.

You can build ur self up skill wise by working in lesser companies and u can get the multinational job as experienced person.

In the world of today no be by 2-1 /2-2 its what you can do
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Trustedpro: 6:40pm On Jan 12
Burn it...you are as good that aboki wey dey cut nail. Useless pikin...some people dey use WAEC work for America, work for oil company dey build mansion everywhere you are here asking what you can do with 3rd class.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by illuminaty(m): 6:40pm On Jan 12
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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Trustedpro: 6:41pm On Jan 12
Burn it...you are as good that aboki wey dey cut nail. Useless pikin.some people dey use WAEC work for America, work for oil company dey build mansion everywhere you are here asking what you can do with 3rd class.
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Adiadi1(m): 6:42pm On Jan 12
We are limitless, as a matter of fact my younger brother graduated with 3rd class grade at UNEC where he studied Radiographer (medical imaging) .

A month after he concluded his internship, he applied for HCPC and got registered within the same year, he applied for jobs and got two job offers in Uk..Today he is cashing out big in overseas.
While my elder bro that came out with First Class is still struggling!

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by afilex(m): 6:43pm On Jan 12
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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by lastchild: 6:44pm On Jan 12
people gets job without any degree and still rise to the top and you are talking about 3rd class

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by NOETHNICITY(m): 6:45pm On Jan 12
samwillyco1:


Good, at least you a living testimony. Some of graduated with 2.1 but are still struggling to eat. As I said before, God's GRACE, BACKGROUND and CONNECTION matters in life.
You are correct
I come from a very humble background, so no single connection; a situation that I know and it spured me to keep faith only with God

Mine is just pure God's Grace

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by blazepascal(m): 6:45pm On Jan 12
immaq8:
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.
congrats
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Trustedpro: 6:47pm On Jan 12
Nigeria system and their mentality. When the whole world is asking for what you can do with your hands Nigeria is asking for papers up and down. Upon that na illiterate all the first class dey worship. Kwontiue

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Pharaoh4rin(m): 6:47pm On Jan 12
I never looked for 2.1 or 4.5. I don't want to enslave myself to books. First class is for administrative and social science courses.
My 2.2 is ok for me. My department has NEVER produced a first class in the history of my school and nobody is looking for it. Imagine a department with a population of 18 students and a professor will tell U that U guys are overpopulated. You must go grey.

So my point is, if you think my 2.2 is not good enough, engage me in an interview or a job in my field. Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Commission can testify.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by duality(m): 6:48pm On Jan 12
Can we easily differentiate the holders of the degrees these days?

With high level sorting and sex for marks, you see little difference.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Genea(f): 6:50pm On Jan 12
I am looking for what I can do with my second class upper result...

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by FatherCHRISTMAS: 6:50pm On Jan 12
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!




This life is filled with different kind of possibilities. It's not all about grades
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by samwillyco1(m): 6:50pm On Jan 12
picklighthouse:



Ok, so let me tell you this straight up. It depends on the kind of person you are. By that I mean are you smart or just average as a person?

Just so you know, I finished with 3rd class for other reasons than my level of intelligence. It made me feel bad because I knew I was way better than what my certificate was showing and telling about me. So what did I do?

As soon as I finished youth service and got a job in a "small company" after some series of tests, the most pressing thing on my mind was Masters. So I did my PGD first and immediately after that my Master programme while working.

By the way, the "small company" I started with was one of the telecommunications companies. After that I worked for a transport company. And now I am building my own company.

So you see? Good certificate is great. But more than that, what kind of person are you? A quitter or a born winner who doesn't take no for an answer. I could have blamed my lectures, my school or even myself. But I am not that kind of person. If it had taken me ten trials to get my PGD and Masters, believe me I wasn't ready to stop until I got it.

Challenges wanted to tell me I wasn't good enough, I knew who I was and proved it WRONG.

God's speed guys.

CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
But remember that you were opportuned to do that because you got a job immediately you finished your service, and you started working on what you want to be or do. Some finished school irrespective of their grades but are still trying to eat due to one reason or the other; many broke graduates are more smarter than you, thank God for his grace upon your life and help Many people as you can that is my advice.

Finally, Happy New year Sir ( bless me small Sir).
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Pharaoh4rin(m): 6:51pm On Jan 12
LongNipple:
Learn a Skill.

I finished with a Second Class Lower (2.2).

Most 2.2 are the champs. Society love them because wherever they work, they're the ones that champion activities. Never a dull moment.
Intimately, some 2.2 grads do not know it. I love 2.2 grad. Whenever I come across them during interview, they're my first picks, bcs I know they can deliver

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by tedbaj(m): 6:54pm On Jan 12
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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by mrksquare: 6:54pm On Jan 12
PARADIZEPRIEST:
TEACH
BE A RESEARCHER
BE AN ANALYST
EXPAND YA MIND
BE BOLD
WRITE REMARKABLE BOOKS
SOYINKA IS 3RD CLASS


Soyinka has repeatedly punctured the insinuation that he had a third class. Rather he has consistently affirmed that he graduated with a 2:1 in UI.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by edoairways: 6:57pm On Jan 12
xProfx:


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 grade. Then you can pursue a master's degree afterwards... That's the smartest thing.
Kwara state university offers top up program
https://www.nairaland.com/5629228/kwara-state-universitys-hnd-topup
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Exodora: 6:59pm On Jan 12
liveyourlife007:
is Soyinka really 3rd class?
You must be new here not to know that he is.
So many of them are but I won't start calling names .
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by NeoWanZaeed(m): 6:59pm On Jan 12
Pharaoh4rin:


Most 2.2 are the champs. Society love them because wherever they work, they're the ones that champion activities. Never a dull moment.
Intimately, some 2.2 grads do not know it. I love 2.2 grad. Whenever I come across them during interview, they're my first picks, bcs I know they can deliver
What matter is what you can deliver

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Eriokanmi: 7:00pm On Jan 12
Develop yourself. Or you go into farming.
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Pharaoh4rin(m): 7:00pm On Jan 12
Johnnyplus01k:
Even with your first class you dey ride okada or teaching in one muchroom school, don't be surprised you can work in LNG with the third class no be dis country.

My sentiment towards 4.5 grads knows no bounds. Very boring, mono-tasking specie.
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Tonymario58: 7:03pm On Jan 12
My experiences in the school taught me that most 3rd class degree holders are not dumb nor cerebrally challenged.
The Nigerian educational curricula were not designed to accommodate different learning process/capacity of each student.
Lecture halls are always filled beyond capacity leading to clustering of students in a survival of the fittest manner.
A course supervisor has more than 200 students under his care. Most course supervisors don't know their supervisees and these lecturers do not ignore any slightest opportunity to demonstrate supremacy/predatory tendencies to their students. I can conclude that course supervisory is a ceremonial process in most Nigerian universities.
In my year one, more than 700 students usually received lectures together in a very uncomfortable overfilled Hall.
Nigeria universities are what I cannot describe in a piece.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by tunjijones(m): 7:05pm On Jan 12
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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by alamin0506(m): 7:08pm On Jan 12
Bro, Every grade is a good as the other. Just be focus and perhaps get more skills, that's what most compatible are interested in. You can talk to me in private for if you wish.
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by MajorOvakporaye(f): 7:09pm On Jan 12
toprealman:
You can become a professor, work in top federal government parastatals, business...etc.

I'm very sure you have no idea of what is being discussed on this thread
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Ishow7: 7:10pm On Jan 12
As a third class graduate u can achieve a lot. Its just for you to believe in yourself and understand what u want. The certificate is only a document. It doesn't write your future. I know someone who graduated with a third class some years ago and now heads a department in a bank.
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Yankee101: 7:12pm On Jan 12
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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by LongNipple(m): 7:16pm On Jan 12
Pharaoh4rin:


Most 2.2 are the champs. Society love them because wherever they work, they're the ones that champion activities. Never a dull moment.
Intimately, some 2.2 grads do not know it. I love 2.2 grad. Whenever I come across them during interview, they're my first picks, bcs I know they can deliver

Yeah...we are the champs. Thanks for motivating us.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by MajorOvakporaye(f): 7:22pm On Jan 12
Trustedpro:
Burn it...you are as good that aboki wey dey cut nail. Useless pikin...some people dey use WAEC work for America, work for oil company dey build mansion everywhere you are here asking what you can do with 3rd class.

Insulting people seeking advice on a public forum such as this will only expose you as a social misfit.

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