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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Hassanmaye(m): 8:41pm On Jan 12
TOPCRUISE:

Or move out of Nigeria. Nigeria as a country and it's institutions frown at 3rd class.
Who told you that?
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by samwillyco1(m): 8:44pm On Jan 12
Hassanmaye:

Where do you get your last statement from that's a big lie my friend, do you know what is a PhD? Once you have a masters degree you are good to go straight

I am telling you the fact, you can make enquires about it. Under normal academic certain someone with 2.1 in his first degree will be considered/ favoured first than someone with 2.2,or 3rd class with masters, in times of lecturing job in any public universities in Nigeria under NORMAL Situation ( without influence from anyone ).

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by oluwatosin070: 8:44pm On Jan 12
I graduated with a 3rd class in Mechanical Engineering and I must confess that it is somehow tough getting a job couple with the fact that the age grade for jobs is 26years with 2.1

I am currently doing my PGD in Info Tech where I think I can have an higher chance at nailing a bigger pay job.

But I have equipped myself with different certificates, so it comes handy as back up for my grade.

I pray I nail that big pay job because if hard work equals money, I should have been a Billionaire by now..

All in all, never give up and trust in God.

Cheers

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Hassanmaye(m): 8:45pm 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.
Good what did you study in university?
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by GetMeRight: 8:46pm 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!


Even first class and second class graduates are going into business or highly demanded skill acquisition. Just embrace one of the options and move on.
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Hassanmaye(m): 8:48pm 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.
Waec Hahha how is that possible

Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by bulshiboosa(f): 8:49pm On Jan 12
I think there is no value of degree in this era

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Hassanmaye(m): 8:49pm On Jan 12
Adiadi1:
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!
God in heaven how is it possible to get a job abroad with a third class degree? Or may be because it's medical field they don't emphasized on class of degree

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Ibrocalculus(m): 8:51pm On Jan 12
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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Hassanmaye(m): 8:56pm On Jan 12
Pharaoh4rin:
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.
Which course is that
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Hassanmaye(m): 8:59pm On Jan 12
Ishow7:
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.
Wow
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Hassanmaye(m): 9:01pm On Jan 12
Ihatemumu:
I graduated with a 2.1 but started learning how to code in my University days just be reading programing books and practicing.
My company have never requested from my grade of degree and I have both local and International experience. Also worked with some of the best IT companies in the world. So just maintain your focus and work hard. Paper sometimes doesn't define our destiny
Chai where do you get the data to learn all that? Or you come from a well to do family

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Hassanmaye(m): 9:01pm On Jan 12
Faryal22:
You can apply for masters in some select universities in the UK, that is if you want to do a post graduate degree. Do your findings on schools who have their minimum requirements set to a 3rd. I think UCLAN, and the uni at Bolton are amongst them. All the best.
Which university in UK accept third class graduate? Tufiakwa Impossible

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by jekkyjedon: 9:09pm On Jan 12
May ur millions be multiplied in Jesus name and it shall be well with you and your family, for saying the truth about life
NOETHNICITY:
I finished with a 3rd, but now am a millionaire by His Grace (not by my power in anyway)

Just keep ur faith in God and be patient and allow God guide you

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by ibuildstuff(m): 9:14pm On Jan 12
illicit:
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....
There's one unilag dropout that later got first class in a foreign university and he's currently working as a software developer in Microsoft, I follow the guy on Twitter, he uploaded his unilag transcript last month, omo na big big F full him unilag result.
This country is design to make us fail.
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by naija1stnigar(m): 9:16pm On Jan 12
abeg na who 2.1 self help for naija everything is based on connection if a third class has more connection s than first class he automatically gets qualified. so forget all the yeye wet we dey shout all na A4 paper.
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by ekerintee: 9:18pm On Jan 12
8lngish:
In engineering ,Experience Matters,try gather Experience even If its a small company ,gather skills ,Nobody Cares about what you come Out with but what you can do.get some certifications to Back your certificate.start with small company and then move in.if u have Money ,Go abroad for F├╝rther

please give more details, as this information would go a long way to liberate popular opinion that 3rd class is as good as a dead sentence
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Larrybabs55555(m): 9:19pm On Jan 12
paga and POS biz
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by aleniboro(m): 9:22pm On Jan 12
In the year 2013, I asked for advice on Nairaland through this thread concerning step to take with my 3rd class degree.
https://www.nairaland.com/1556672/please-advise-me

Here is the content of the thread if you don't want to open the link:

I graduated from OAU Electrical/Electronics Engineering department 10 years ago. I had a personal problem beyond my control towards my first semester exam in Part 3, I left without taking a leave of absence thinking that I will not be able to continue with the course and I was given zeros in my registered courses of 24 units!. The second semester was NRI (No Registration Information) and my GPA was further divided by another 16 units (I was told this is OAU policy for NRI). I later overcame the problem and went back to continue the course and as serious as I was, I graduated with 3rd Class.
I gained admission for PGD in UI for statistics thinking that after the PGD I will continue with my master. I got aggregate of 61% but surprisingly after that I was told that there is a policy in UI that once you have a 3rd class, UI will not admit you for academic master!
Simply because of the proximity of my office to UI and being a family man, Its only UI that is convenient for me. I decided to start afresh by sitting for the jamb and Putme. I have just been admitted for Economics on Merit list (100 level - Jamb 264, PUME -61) and I have paid the acceptance fee.
My question is this: I am now 38 years (which worries me), will it profit me to continue with this decision of starting another course from 100 level?
Or I should try to go and do my master in another school other than UI.
If anything is not clear, you are free to ask.


I EVENTUALLY WENT FOR THAT ECONOMICS AND GRADUATED IN 2018 WITH 2:2
GOOD! I DID NOT USE ANY OF THE CREDENTIALS - I MOVED TO THE USA IMMEDIATELY WHEN I FINISHED IN MAY 2018
THIS IS ANOTHER THREAD I USED TO SEEK ADVICE WHILE I WAS CONTEMPLATING ON GOING TO THE USA.

https://www.nairaland.com/4316234/please-need-advice-us-visit : Hello all, I got US visa for a conference though my intention was to immigrate. I know no one in US. I wonder how I will survive the first month. How much should I hold at least to face the uncertainties if the first month. Any other similar experience will be highly appreciated. Help a brother pls. Thank you in advance.

TO CUT THE LONG STORY SHORT. A CONDEMNED 3RD CLASS GRADUATE OF THEN IS NOW MAKING AT LEAST 4500 USD EVERY MONTH. IN 2019, I MADE OVER 50000 DOLLARS IN MY BUSINESS AS THAT WAS THE SEASON. I WILL SHOW SOME EVIDENCE HERE BUT WILL NOT GO TO DETAILS SINCE THIS IS NOT MY THREAD. I have sent over 32 million naira to Nigeria through my Access bank alone all less than 3 years. I have other banks I use.

MY POINT IS THAT EDUCATION IS GOOD BUT NIGERIAN SYSTEM AND LEADERSHIP IS WASTING OUR TIME AND EFFORT. ORDINARY COLLEGE PEOPLE AND ILLITERATES ARE MAKING IT. WHY WOULD A 3RD CLASS, A DEGREE HOLDER WILL NOT MAKE. DONT LET ANYONE DOWNGRADE YOU.

TO THOSE WITH 2-2, 2-1, AND 1ST CLASS, LIFE IS NOT ABOUT CGPA, I AM FEEDING A LOT OF MY FRIEND THAT HAVE THAT NOW.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Ihatemumu: 9:22pm On Jan 12
Hassanmaye:

Chai where do you get the data to learn all that? Or you come from a well to do family

No back then I registered with the University library and was reading lots of programming books, started with C++ for Dummies series , then tried Java , Php and Mysql.

This just gave me the momentum to learn programming.

Funny enough I wasn't attending lectures often, my advice is the best time to learn anything is when you are under lesser pressure.

My dad was a retired officer, not from a rich home

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Pacesetter123(m): 9:22pm On Jan 12
samwillyco1:


I am telling you the fact, you can make enquires about it. Under normal academic certain someone with 2.1 in his first degree will be considered/ favoured first than someone with 2.2,or 3rd class with masters, in times of lecturing job in any public universities in Nigeria under NORMAL Situation ( without influence from anyone ).
You are correct.So many public universities do not even consider 2.2 graduates for lecturing job let alone 3rd class even if you later get PhD

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by WeRblessed(f): 9:32pm On Jan 12
Ask George W Bush and Bill Gate.

Think / find the needs of the people in your community and provide them service. Treat your customers right and come back here in 12 months and slap me with 2 million naira.

Degree is good, but when your degree is not good enough to compete in the few opening job market, you create a job so that those with spectacular degrees can work for you.

75% of Forbes billionaires have neither college degree nor finished college. Couple of them barely finished high school, most dropped out of college, while the rest got just a high school diploma.

What can you do for people? Think outside the box, and bam, you are made.

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by slowice(m): 9:34pm On Jan 12
BigDawsNet:



Very Lucrative

Try software development
Web development

You can earn this skills by enrolling with any good IT school around you

It will take some months

But its very important

I live in pH, is there any IT school you can recommend?
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Gordson: 9:38pm On Jan 12
PARADIZEPRIEST:
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.
You still carrying this obsolete information about soyinka graduated with 3rd class....bro update yourself grin
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by medolab90(m): 9:41pm On Jan 12
Can't some guys make their comments without slightly attacking 2.1 and first class graduates?

In this era of our time even first class and 2.1's are not sitting back on certificates only. Everyone wants to make it regardless of the degree.
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by kelvin21887(m): 9:44pm On Jan 12
Do a third class degree holder with PhD in view stand a chance of getting a lecturing position in Nigeria Universities?
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Gordson: 9:45pm On Jan 12
oluwatosin070:
I graduated with a 3rd class in Mechanical Engineering and I must confess that it is somehow tough getting a job couple with the fact that the age grade for jobs is 26years with 2.1

I am currently doing my PGD in Info Tech where I think I can have an higher chance at nailing a bigger pay job.

But I have equipped myself with different certificates, so it comes handy as back up for my grade.

I pray I nail that big pay job because if hard work equals money, I should have been a Billionaire by now..

All in all, never give up and trust in God.

Cheers
Info tech... which school
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by Gordson: 9:48pm On Jan 12
tholhusomhie:
Either of two things: 1) you should accept it as a failure and end up as an Uber driver/private school teacher or 2) you fire up and become the likes of Prof Wole Soyinka, the sage- Gani Fahinmi, Aliko Dangote etc. Either way, the choice is your's.
You be mumu.... PhD holders dey drive Uber in Nigeria if you don't know

Don't ever, ever see Uber drivers as failure, some of them are very educated (with good grades)
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by kaylo31(m): 9:49pm On Jan 12
felong:
If you're well connected u can work in NNPC
This is very true
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by NOETHNICITY(m): 9:51pm On Jan 12
jekkyjedon:
May ur millions be multiplied in Jesus name and it shall be well with you and your family, for saying the truth about life
Amen
Thanks bro

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Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by 02Kebreal(m): 9:55pm On Jan 12
You can be a Buhari,
U get?
Re: What Can A Person Do With A Third Class Degree? by vickydevoka(m): 10:10pm On Jan 12
To be honest my neighbor got a job worth 200k every month with a third class. This day it's wat do u have to offer n considering the course u offered

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