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Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by ReactJs(m): 5:48am On May 28
After going through this thread https://www.nairaland.com/6572647/thinking-dropping-out-college-focus , I realized that in the coming years, there's still going to be a large % unemployed and ignorant youths. I have never seen a group of people to afraid to take risks and generally pessimistic in my entire life!

How do you people not know that times have changed and even in this country, especially the emerging tech industry in Nigeria, you DO NOT NEED a Bsc to work.

I dropped out of 2 federal universities because i realized very early in my life that there's a difference between schooling and education and that a time will come that society is gonna need actual EDUCATED people. I'll leave you to figure out what it means to be educated cuz it seems like a lot of you guys really think you're educated. You're being Schooled that's why we're where we are as a country. if 60% of the youths are actually educated, Nigeria will probably be a better place.

First uni, I studied biochemistry and 2nd uni i studied zoology. I saw that all of these courses didn't align with the trajectory i envisaged and i took a conscious decision to change my path. it wasn't easy but here i am today.

A friend that didn't even bother going to university at all. He started learning immediately we left sec school in surulere. i recently met him in victoria island and he's a goddamn big boy. A complete senior developer at his workplace.

All of my friends back then in school are doing one thing or the other just to make ends meet and only just a few are doing relatively well. I am not mocking anyone but a lot of you just really need to stop viewing life in binary terms.

Before i got a job, i interviewed with about 3 companies in this Lagos and not one, not a single one made mention or even asked me about a Bsc. I've interviewed with firms in Brooklyn and Amsterdam, they never asked me for a degree. You people really need to wake up o.

I've been an instructor for over a year at a well-known bootcamp in lagos. Majority of my weekend students were bankers, accountants and all other types of people looking to get into the tech ecosystem.

Times have changed and you people better understand this.

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Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by doggedfighter(f): 5:59am On May 28
YouTube is a better school than our universities.

A reorientation is needed starting from our parents.

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Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by ReactJs(m): 6:09am On May 28
doggedfighter:
YouTube is a better school than our universities.

A reorientation is needed starting from our parents.

Exactly. Couldn't have said it any better. I was very stubborn about my decisions so my parents had no choice but to back off. wasn't easy but my life headed towards my desired destination.

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Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by javaguru: 6:21am On May 28
I swear, there is money in technology, but you have to do what you love, u don't venture into programming bcuz it pays.

do what you love, its like having fun and getting paid.
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by OGWILLS123: 6:33am On May 28
Please can I learn programming with phone
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by ReactJs(m): 6:34am On May 28
javaguru:
I swear, there is money in technology, but you have to do what you love, u don't venture into programming bcuz it pays.

do what you love, its like having fun and getting paid.

No word of a lie boss. it was just really infuriating seeing a lot of people kill that guys confidence cuz they don't know any better. If i had gave in to fear and what people said then, I'll probably be teaching in a school or working in bank or just a profession that's not scalable. no disrespect to people working these jobs though. but if you know better, you just have to do better.
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by butterfly777(m): 6:40am On May 28
You don't need to drop out of school before you can learn. Stop this rubbishing of schooling.
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by tensazangetsu20(m): 6:45am On May 28
Op I don't believe in the university like you but dropping out is a foolish decision especially for a Nigerian. Don't allow yourself to be deceived that degree is important even if it's a third class degree. No one cares about your grade just have a degree.

You can take the risk if you plan to stay in Nigeria working for max 300k a month or some remote jobs but if you want to leave Nigeria via means of work you can't bypass any developed country's immigration without a degree. It doesn't matter what your degree is in or what grade you have. Just have a degree.

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Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by thesicilian: 6:46am On May 28
Bad advice. First you can learn to code while studying whatever course in the university, and second, being without a university degree in this country will rob you of countless opportunities, don't let anyone deceive you.

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Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by ReactJs(m): 6:55am On May 28
tensazangetsu20:
Op I don't believe in the university like you but dropping out is a foolish decision especially for a Nigerian. Don't allow yourself to be deceived that degree is important even if it's a third class degree. No one cares about your grade just have a degree.

You can take the risk if you plan to stay in Nigeria working for max 300k a month or some remote jobs but if you want to leave Nigeria via means of work you can't bypass any developed country's immigration without a degree. It doesn't matter what your degree is in or what grade you have. Just have a degree.

That’s a big lie boss. A very big one in fact! What are you even saying. Bro i have 2 friends in Frankfurt and Berlin. They both got jobs from here and i know them personally they do not have degrees. I trust you know HNG internship right? A top guy there that i know personally is also in Germany. He left Ambrose Ali. These jobs with options to relocate literally take care of everything for you.
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by ReactJs(m): 6:57am On May 28
thesicilian:
Bad advice. First you can learn to code while studying whatever course in the university, and second, being without a university degree in this country will rob you of countless opportunities, don't let anyone deceive you.

Maybe i should have stated earlier that I’m speaking in the context of tech. If you’re into tech, you’re not getting robbed of any opportunity if you’re competent enough for the job.
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by stanliwise(m): 7:13am On May 28
ReactJs:
After going through this thread https://www.nairaland.com/6572647/thinking-dropping-out-college-focus , I realized that in the coming years, there's still going to be a large % unemployed and ignorant youths. I have never seen a group of people to afraid to take risks and generally pessimistic in my entire life!

How do you people not know that times have changed and even in this country, especially the emerging tech industry in Nigeria, you DO NOT NEED a Bsc to work.

I dropped out of 2 federal universities because i realized very early in my life that there's a difference between schooling and education and that a time will come that society is gonna need actual EDUCATED people. I'll leave you to figure out what it means to be educated cuz it seems like a lot of you guys really think you're educated. You're being Schooled that's why we're where we are as a country. if 60% of the youths are actually educated, Nigeria will probably be a better place.

First uni, I studied biochemistry and 2nd uni i studied zoology. I saw that all of these courses didn't align with the trajectory i envisaged and i took a conscious decision to change my path. it wasn't easy but here i am today.

A friend that didn't even bother going to university at all. He started learning immediately we left sec school in surulere. i recently met him in victoria island and he's a goddamn big boy. A complete senior developer at his workplace.

All of my friends back then in school are doing one thing or the other just to make ends meet and only just a few are doing relatively well. I am not mocking anyone but a lot of you just really need to stop viewing life in binary terms.

Before i got a job, i interviewed with about 3 companies in this Lagos and not one, not a single one made mention or even asked me about a Bsc. I've interviewed with firms in Brooklyn and Amsterdam, they never asked me for a degree. You people really need to wake up o.

I've been an instructor for over a year at a well-known bootcamp in lagos. Majority of my weekend students were bankers, accountants and all other types of people looking to get into the tech ecosystem.

Times have changed and you people better understand this.



Op it is because of our standard of education has falling you’re writing this. Not everyone is cut of for this coding of stuff. Except you have been coding before now and your journey is enjoyable you can quit if you like or do part time or anything but not for a starter please
Take it or leave

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Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by The5DME(m): 9:17am On May 28
Please get a degree oh.
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by Maj196(m): 9:28am On May 28
Either a degree is useless or not. It doesn't hurt if you have it. Besides there's a satisfaction that comes with having a degree than not having one. It doesn't stop you from learning programming.

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Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by thesicilian: 11:34am On May 28
ReactJs:


Maybe i should have stated earlier that I’m speaking in the context of tech. If you’re into tech, you’re not getting robbed of any opportunity if you’re competent enough for the job.
Yeah bro, I quite understand that coding falls within the tech industry, and opportunities in this area are usually dependent majorly on competence. But what do you do when you find yourself competing someone else with the same skill set in addition to university degrees? Sometimes you may not even get to be shortlisted without the necessary paper qualifications, especially in this country.

What I'm saying in essence is, if you have the means and opportunity to get the degree, do not ignore it. A graduate/postgraduate programmer will always be respected and paid more than an SSCE holder programmer anywhere, except you develop your own apps or set up your own company.
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by DrBrainstorm(m): 10:02pm On May 28
thesicilian:

Yeah bro, I quite understand that coding falls within the tech industry, and opportunities in this area are usually dependent majorly on competence. But what do you do when you find yourself competing someone else with the same skill set in addition to university degrees? Sometimes you may not even get to be shortlisted without the necessary paper qualifications, especially in this country.

What I'm saying in essence is, if you have the means and opportunity to get the degree, do not ignore it. A graduate/postgraduate programmer will always be respected and paid more than an SSCE holder programmer anywhere, except you develop your own apps or set up your own company.
Seconded!

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Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by 4dor: 11:13am On May 30
ReactJs:


That’s a big lie boss. A very big one in fact! What are you even saying. Bro i have 2 friends in Frankfurt and Berlin. They both got jobs from here and i know them personally they do not have degrees. I trust you know HNG internship right? A top guy there that i know personally is also in Germany. He left Ambrose Ali. These jobs with options to relocate literally take care of everything for you.

You're right and he's also right. You see those your friends they left to Germany on a work permit but if they had a degree they'd have left on an EU blue card. You can google to see how much advantage one has over the other.

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Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by Nobody: 4:21pm On May 30
4dor:


You're right and he's also right. You see those your friends they left to Germany on a work permit but if they had a degree they'd have left on an EU blue card. You can google to see how much advantage one has over the other.

Very true. I arrived Berlin in January and I've got the EU blue card. Much more advantage. It doesn't matter if you have a 3rd class. Just get a statement of comparability for your degree.

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Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by lordally(m): 11:04pm On May 30
stereo:


Very true. I arrived Berlin in January and I've got the EU blue card. Much more advantage. It doesn't matter if you have a 3rd class. Just get a statement of comparability for your degree.

Are you into Software Development? And please for how long?
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by GreatMage: 2:23am On May 31
Hahahahaha these developers sef grin
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by Nobody: 9:02pm On May 31
lordally:


Are you into Software Development? And please for how long?

Yes. Over five years
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by lordally(m): 10:27am On Jun 01
stereo:


Yes. Over five years

Omo you don blow!!
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by GrantIkenna(m): 12:28am On Jun 03
I too dropped out of BioChem.
Just began a small soap business.
I prefer low level coding and C is my prefered language.
I will tell my future self....don't drop out.
It's not easy learning the advanced math on your own coupled with a nagging father.
My PC and Mobile is due for replacement, but i don't want to kpai kpatakpata financially.
I hope my soap biz grows so i can further my programming.
Bottom line....if your people no gallant, this is a very bad idea.
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by souljaslim(m): 1:55am On Jun 03
tensazangetsu20:
Op I don't believe in the university like you but dropping out is a foolish decision especially for a Nigerian. Don't allow yourself to be deceived that degree is important even if it's a third class degree. No one cares about your grade just have a degree.

You can take the risk if you plan to stay in Nigeria working for max 300k a month or some remote jobs but if you want to leave Nigeria via means of work you can't bypass any developed country's immigration without a degree. It doesn't matter what your degree is in or what grade you have. Just have a degree.
Don't dull yourself...if you have 10 million naira in your account to day no embassy will refuse you visa...its not by bsc...plus even if your looking for a job with your bsc...you will do exam to prove you meet them standard...
Professional certification is stronger than bsc...the producers are the ones testing you and you must retest every two years or get a better certification
Re: Why You Should Probably Drop Out Of A Nigerian Uni And Learn To Code. by souljaslim(m): 2:03am On Jun 03
thesicilian:
Bad advice. First you can learn to code while studying whatever course in the university, and second, being without a university degree in this country will rob you of countless opportunities, don't let anyone deceive you.


If you have interest in politics you must have...but with the amount of bsc holders we have....soon it might be an advantage not to have one

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