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12 Things Every Student Should Learn Before Graduation by bukkiideas01: 12:53pm On Jan 15
Here are 12 things every Nigerian student should learn before graduation

Learn social skills
Agreed, you may speak English better than the queen herself, but wouldn’t you agree that speaking fluent queen’s English doesn’t amount to having great communication?

Social skills are the skills we use to communicate and interact with each other, both verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance. Developing social skills is being aware of how we communicate with others and learning to communicate more effectively and efficiently.

So, what are the benefits of learning social skills you may ask? There are many benefits. I’ll tell you some of them:

Social skills help you build better relationships
It helps you communicate better
Helps you advance your career prospect
Helps you make more friends than foes
Increases your happiness.
I’m not a communications expert but I’ll tell you how you can learn these social skills and be smarter than your lecturers.

Read books about social skills
Practice good manners
Give compliments generously
Encourage others to talk about themselves
Always ask open-ended questions that will allow for conversation
Practise practise practise
Know your passion
There is no hard and fast rule to this one. No one is going to teach you what your passion is. Maybe a better question would be “when, how and why should I know what I’m really passionate about? Ok, so let’s answer these questions one after the other.

As for why you should know what you are really passionate about, it’s because your life depends on it. Imagine that music is what you really love doing deep down but somehow, you find yourself on the farm and you will be a farmer for the rest of your life. Not looking good right?

As for when now that you are young and vibrant is the time to trail your passion. The reason is simple: so that your career can be off to a great and early start.

Learn Money Management
A lot of Nigerian students don’t find things funny financially.

Whether their pocket money is enough to get a girl an #assurance or not, every student needs basic money management skills to get them through school.

Money management skills also and prepare you for life after school. This includes learning how to budget, learning the difference between your wants and needs, etc.

You may assume that money management skills are good for when one is broke. That’s a white lie. Whether you are a Dangote or another church poor rat, you need money management skills as much as you need a sunshade on a breezy beach.

Gain Work Experience as an Intern
“This is Nigeria. See how we live now”… Falz apart, it’s not easy for a Nigerian student to land an intern opportunity with an ordinary eye.

We all know that. But some students are making their ways true.

Truth is, opportunities are flying around every day, and it’s nobody’s fault that some students are smarter than others. So it’s up to you to dig out those opportunities.

Every student needs an intern experience. With a three months intern with a structured organization, you could learn most of the skills highlighted here and voila you are ready to take the world.

To this end, we have a segment on the web where on a weekly basis, we bring opportunities to the doors of students across Africa. The ball is in your court now. It’s up to you to do the right thing now that you know.

See 9 other things you should learn at school in the original article here: https://ideaslane.com/12-things-every-nigerian-student-should-learn-before-graduation/

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