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Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by tensazangetsu20(m): 11:02am On Jun 29, 2021
A lot of Nigerian students especially those from high school still hold some archaic mentality that some courses are a sure way out of poverty. The situation of Nigeria and the future should make people dead that mentality o. If you arent from a rich family or well connected you should avoid studying some courses in Nigeria.

The following should be avoided except you are rich or well connected.

Medicine: This used to be a very sure way out of poverty. Just like 14 years back, even NYSC doctors were getting six figures. It was so good that even after NYSC and Housemanship, some doctors had bought nice cars or even built houses. The situation is totally different today. To get housemanship as a doctor na die and even when you get it you will be paid peanuts. To migrate out of the country as a doctor requires serious money which if you arent from a privileged home might be very difficult to meet. To also further as a doctor in Nigeria is very difficult as a lot of residency programs are based on who you know. Its no more about merit just as it used to be before yet every year thousands of teenagers kill themselves trying to get into medicine when they can get into other programs which are much more lucrative.

All Engineering Courses except Electrical/Computer engineering: Contrary to what a lot of people think, engineering a lot of branches of engineering are not as lucrative as people think they are. I was checking unilag's cut off the other day for my cousins and was shocked to find out that petroleum engineering has the highest cut-off point in the engineering department. That is a program that should be scrapped. Its glory days are over and never going to come back and its so restrictive yet a whole lot of brilliant people think killing themselves to study this is actually a good idea. Electrical and computer engineering are the only courses I can really advise anyone to go for as they are very much relevant in the ICT sector. Embedded systems, computer hardware, robotics alongside a host of others are mostly offshoots of these fields.
Lucrative alternatives to engineering that arent as competitive are computer science, mathematics and physics. Someone intending to study civil engineering or mechanical engineering in Nigeria should go for physics. There's practically no place a mechanical or civil engineer can work in this world that someone with a degree in physics cant work.

Law: I wont say much here but if you love poverty, this is an amazing course to study. If you are from arts class, instead of law go for a degree in English. At least with a TEFL certificate and an English degree you can get good jobs teaching English in asia and latin america.

Another thing that might help is that before you study a course, go on linkedin. Create a profile, go to linkedin jobs and check specifically how many jobs exist for your course in Nigeria, Africa and globally.

Nigeria isnt funny anymore to waste time on nonsense and funny as it is, Nigeria of today is a paradise compared to the Nigeria coming so folks should help themselves.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by caesymore(m): 11:14am On Jun 29, 2021
Mr. Op you have no clue...

your post is misleading

undecided

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Karleb(m): 11:22am On Jun 29, 2021
Biochemistry. Chemistry.

Most people who studied these courses are doing something else.

Let me add that these courses are not easy. Hard but almost nothing to show for it after graduation.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Nobody: 11:26am On Jun 29, 2021
Whatever you do, I take God beg you, AVOID Mass communication like a plague. E get why grin

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by atom080: 11:28am On Jun 29, 2021
@ tensazangetsu20
.
what about MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING?

I think, it's the best of all.
it's the brigde connecting the three major engineering courses(mechanical+elect/elect+computer).
.
moreso, it is a course that merge I.T with engineering.
.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by tensazangetsu20(m): 11:30am On Jun 29, 2021
atom080:
@ tensazangetsu20
.
what about MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING?

I think, it's the best of all.
it's the brigde connecting the three major engineering courses(mechanical+elect/elect+computer).
.
moreso, it is a course that merge I.T with engineering.
.
that's my course, i'm a fresher though.

Do we have it in Nigeria? If it merges electrical and computer then all good but mechanical alone as a course of study is useless.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by atom080: 11:32am On Jun 29, 2021
caesymore:
Mr. Op you have no clue...
your post is misleading
undecided
talking from 'JAPA MENTALITY', the OP is 100% correct!

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by atom080: 11:35am On Jun 29, 2021
tensazangetsu20:


Do we have it in Nigeria? If it merges electrical and computer then all good but mechanical alone as a course of study is useless.

yes, some notable school offers it. it's relatively new though. i chose uniben precisely.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Christistruth00: 12:10pm On Jun 29, 2021
Agriculture is the new Goldmine although it has often been how God lifted Nations out of Poverty including America and UK there was always an Agricultural Revolution before an Industrial one and that is why some misled Cattle Hearders think they can hold Nigeria by the Jugular using their Ancient outdated Livestock rearing method

They are in for a Shock the South can breed bigger and better Livestock with better Production of Milk once we get the right type of Agricultural Revolution

Ostrich and Antelope Production can also be big

Antelope Milk can last for 9 months without refrigeration and without Spoiling

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Gerrard59(m): 12:46pm On Jun 29, 2021
OP is very correct especially if you look at it from the aspect of fleeing the country after your graduation (which I advise young and ambitious Nigerian youths to do). Except you are very intelligent, young (max 19 years prior to enrolment) and can take advantage of scholarships, you do not have to study certain courses. Nigeria is getting poorer by the day and will become more poor in the next decade and two. As an instance, economic growth of 2010 is what the country is "enjoying" meanwhile, the population has ballooned, resources are more scarce, the major foreign earner now has more sellers and less buyers. Nigeria is not what it was when OP and I were teens, so it is pointless to study certain courses esp if you are from a poor family.

One thing is: do not study five year programs because there would be more strike actions (internal crises too: See Unical and her Engineering and Pharmacy students) than ever before as the country becomes poorer and nears insolvency. So, why spend so much time studying Civil/Mech Engineering when there is Physics? Why do Marine Engineering when you can opt for Mathematics? Some of these courses have restrictions for foreigners when you have japa'd and you will spend a lot trying to regularise. Meanwhile, your school mate who did Math has gotten a job with a tech firm but you are trying to get into the maritime industry in the US. Regarding Law, Nigeria is the last place to study same as the country is lawless. Again, unless you are very intelligent and opt for a federal university, you are better off doing Psychology or English or Chinese Mandarin.

Remember, you are trying to escape poverty not perpetuate it.

Gerrard59:
The future is private universities. Most millennials' parents attended public schools, but they (milennials) attend(ed) private schools - from primary to secondary, and to extent, increasingly, universities. In the future, these millennials' children will attend private universities. How many people are willing to send their kids to public schools these days (primary to secondary)?

However, this is not how things should be in a well-run nation. We're abdicating the responsibility of providing quality education to private individuals which is wrong as the vast majority of the populace will always attend public institutions. In a place like Singapore, the rich, middle class and lower class individuals attend public schools and public schools in saner places are where quality education is provided at affordable costs. Abdicating the responsibility of providing quality education to private individuals will get to the stage of the US where it is your economic background that will say if you're to obtain quality education and not your brain power. However, unlike the US where there are surfeit of scholarships and financial assistance, we don't have such here.

Will I send my kids to a private university if I remain in Nigeria? Affirmative! But is that how things ought to be? No. It should be that parents who desire to send their kids to private universities do so because they desire to, not because that is the only option of obtaining quality education for their wards.

The class war in the future will be epic to watch.

As bad as Nigeria is, it will be better than the Nigeria of 2031. Things will get far worse than today. Ten years ago, people could travel across the country with relative ease, today? They dare not. In ten years time, it will be difficult to move around your city easily.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by TUANKU(m): 12:53pm On Jun 29, 2021
All engineering except electrical and computer engineering? This is misleading.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Gerrard59(m): 12:56pm On Jun 29, 2021
Christistruth00:

Agriculture is the new Goldmine although it has often been how God lifted Nations out of Poverty including America and UK there was always an Agricultural Revolution before an Industrial one and that is why some misled Cattle Hearders think they can hold Nigeria by the Jugular using their Ancient outdated Livestock rearing method

They are in for a Shock the South can breed bigger and better Livestock with better Production of Milk once we get the right type of Agricultural Revolution

Ostrich and Antelope Production can also be big

Antelope Milk can last for 9 months without refrigeration and without Spoiling

Tell that nonsense to farmers whose lands were destroyed by marauding Fulani herdsmen in Ogoni, farmers in Ogun/Ekiti who have lost millions, hitherto farmers but now refugees in their own lands in Benue and Taraba whose lands have not only been ransacked but occupied by these marauding Fulani herdsmen or the rice farmer where 9 out of 12 hectares of land were chopped by Fulani cows and has to sell his landed properties to pay off his debts.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Gerrard59(m): 12:59pm On Jun 29, 2021
atom080:
@ tensazangetsu20
.
what about MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING?

I think, it's the best of all.
it's the brigde connecting the three major engineering courses(mechanical+elect/elect+computer).
.
moreso, it is a course that merge I.T with engineering.
.
that's my course, i'm a fresher though.

It is pointless if you do not intend to remain in Nigeria for the rest of your life. If you desire to japa to a sane society, you better study Physics or Elect/Elect engineering. That is the only course that is worth the five years. Afterwards, if you really desire to study that course or a related one, do so when you have japa'd. If Physics grads can further in Economics, you can do same. But first, do that Physics and get out of the system, the earlier you do so, the better.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Gerrard59(m): 1:03pm On Jun 29, 2021
Karleb:
Biochemistry. Chemistry.

Most people who studied these courses are doing something else.

Let me add that these courses are not easy. Hard but almost nothing to show for it after graduation.

If they desire to remain in Nigeria, that is their business. But if they desire to leave, it is better off than doing Science and Lab Tech (bloody five years). Make a minimum of a good 2.1 and source for funding overseas. A (bio)chemistry degree is not as restrictive as Petroleum Engineering or citizen restrictive as Marine Engineering.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by The5DME(m): 1:03pm On Jun 29, 2021
atom080:


yes, some notable school offers it. it's relatively new though. i chose uniben precisely.
bro; how's the course like there? How's the syllabus like?
Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Christistruth00: 1:03pm On Jun 29, 2021
Gerrard59:


Tell that nonsense to farmers whose lands were destroyed by marauding Fulani herdsmen in Ogoni, farmers in Ogun/Ekiti who have lost millions, hitherto farmers but now refugees in their own lands in Benue and Taraba whose lands have not only been ransacked but occupied by these marauding Fulani herdsmen or the rice farmer where 9 out of 12 hectares of land were chopped by Fulani cows and has to sell his landed properties to pay off his debts.


The Fulani realise that God has endowed the South with rich abundant Pastureland which are great for Livestock

It is for Southerners to realise what God has given them and take up Livestock Production in a big way that will put the Killer Herdsmen out of Business Permanently

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Gerrard59(m): 1:05pm On Jun 29, 2021
tensazangetsu20:
A lot of Nigerian students especially those from high school still hold some archaic mentality that some courses are a sure way out of poverty. The situation of Nigeria and the future should make people dead that mentality o. If you are

Another thing that might help is that before you study a course, go on linkedin. Create a profile, go to linkedin jobs and check specifically how many jobs exist for your course in Nigeria, Africa and globally.

Nigeria isnt funny anymore to waste time on nonsense and funny as it is, Nigeria of today is a paradise compared to the Nigeria coming so folks should help themselves.

Even if you take nothing from this thread, do the bold, see the results and judge for yourself.

Numbers do not lie and facts do not care about your feelings.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Psalmspsalms: 1:08pm On Jun 29, 2021
tensazangetsu20:
A lot of Nigerian students especially those from high school still hold some archaic mentality that some courses are a sure way out of poverty. The situation of Nigeria and the future should make people dead that mentality o. If you arent from a rich family or well connected you should avoid studying some courses in Nigeria.

The following should be avoided except you are rich or well connected.

Medicine: This used to be a very sure way out of poverty. Just like 14 years back, even NYSC doctors were getting six figures. It was so good that even after NYSC and Housemanship, some doctors had bought nice cars or even built houses. The situation is totally different today. To get housemanship as a doctor na die and even when you get it you will be paid peanuts. To migrate out of the country as a doctor requires serious money which if you arent from a privileged home might be very difficult to meet. To also further as a doctor in Nigeria is very difficult as a lot of residency programs are based on who you know. Its no more about merit just as it used to be before yet every year thousands of teenagers kill themselves trying to get into medicine when they can get into other programs which are much more lucrative.

All Engineering Courses except Electrical/Computer engineering: Contrary to what a lot of people think, engineering a lot of branches of engineering are not as lucrative as people think they are. I was checking unilag's cut off the other day for my cousins and was shocked to find out that petroleum engineering has the highest cut-off point in the engineering department. That is a program that should be scrapped. Its glory days are over and never going to come back and its so restrictive yet a whole lot of brilliant people think killing themselves to study this is actually a good idea. Electrical and computer engineering are the only courses I can really advise anyone to go for as they are very much relevant in the ICT sector. Embedded systems, computer hardware, robotics alongside a host of others are mostly offshoots of these fields.
Lucrative alternatives to engineering that arent as competitive are computer science, mathematics and physics. Someone intending to study civil engineering or mechanical engineering in Nigeria should go for physics. There's practically no place a mechanical or civil engineer can work in this world that someone with a degree in physics cant work.

Law: I wont say much here but if you love poverty, this is an amazing course to study. If you are from arts class, instead of law go for a degree in English. At least with a TEFL certificate and an English degree you can get good jobs teaching English in asia and latin america.

Another thing that might help is that before you study a course, go on linkedin. Create a profile, go to linkedin jobs and check specifically how many jobs exist for your course in Nigeria, Africa and globally.

Nigeria isnt funny anymore to waste time on nonsense and funny as it is, Nigeria of today is a paradise compared to the Nigeria coming so folks should help themselves.
Mr.OP, sir, I can't find piloting among your write up o. Abi to become pilot no be career again?

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by The5DME(m): 1:08pm On Jun 29, 2021
tensazangetsu20:
A lot of Nigerian students especially those from high school still hold some archaic mentality that some courses are a sure way out of poverty. The situation of Nigeria and the future should make people dead that mentality o. If you arent from a rich family or well connected you should avoid studying some courses in Nigeria.

The following should be avoided except you are rich or well connected.

Medicine: This used to be a very sure way out of poverty. Just like 14 years back, even NYSC doctors were getting six figures. It was so good that even after NYSC and Housemanship, some doctors had bought nice cars or even built houses. The situation is totally different today. To get housemanship as a doctor na die and even when you get it you will be paid peanuts. To migrate out of the country as a doctor requires serious money which if you arent from a privileged home might be very difficult to meet. To also further as a doctor in Nigeria is very difficult as a lot of residency programs are based on who you know. Its no more about merit just as it used to be before yet every year thousands of teenagers kill themselves trying to get into medicine when they can get into other programs which are much more lucrative.

All Engineering Courses except Electrical/Computer engineering: Contrary to what a lot of people think, engineering a lot of branches of engineering are not as lucrative as people think they are. I was checking unilag's cut off the other day for my cousins and was shocked to find out that petroleum engineering has the highest cut-off point in the engineering department. That is a program that should be scrapped. Its glory days are over and never going to come back and its so restrictive yet a whole lot of brilliant people think killing themselves to study this is actually a good idea. Electrical and computer engineering are the only courses I can really advise anyone to go for as they are very much relevant in the ICT sector. Embedded systems, computer hardware, robotics alongside a host of others are mostly offshoots of these fields.
Lucrative alternatives to engineering that arent as competitive are computer science, mathematics and physics. Someone intending to study civil engineering or mechanical engineering in Nigeria should go for physics. There's practically no place a mechanical or civil engineer can work in this world that someone with a degree in physics cant work.

Law: I wont say much here but if you love poverty, this is an amazing course to study. If you are from arts class, instead of law go for a degree in English. At least with a TEFL certificate and an English degree you can get good jobs teaching English in asia and latin america.

Another thing that might help is that before you study a course, go on linkedin. Create a profile, go to linkedin jobs and check specifically how many jobs exist for your course in Nigeria, Africa and globally.

Nigeria isnt funny anymore to waste time on nonsense and funny as it is, Nigeria of today is a paradise compared to the Nigeria coming so folks should help themselves.
But which will you advise me to choose from between computer science and engineering?
Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by tensazangetsu20(m): 1:09pm On Jun 29, 2021
Psalmspsalms:

Mr.OP, sir, I can't find piloting among your write up o. Abi to become pilot no be career again?
They experience severe unemployment and poverty. Not worth it.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by tensazangetsu20(m): 1:09pm On Jun 29, 2021
The5DME:

But which will you advise me to choose from between computer science and engineering?
In Nigeria, computer science cause its 4 years. Computer engineering is 5 years.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Gerrard59(m): 1:13pm On Jun 29, 2021
Christistruth00:


The Fulani realise that God has endowed the South with rich abundant Pastureland which are great for Livestock

It is for Southerners to realise what God has given them and take up Livestock Production in a big way that will put the Killer Herdsmen out of Business Permanently

Speaking English as usual.

A farmer in of the SWestern states placed cassava in front of his farms as a deterrent against those cows As expected, the cows ate them and died. The man was arrested not because he planted cassava on his farmland but because senior citizens died. Farmers defended themselves against Fulani herdsmen after series of attacks in Tai, Rivers state. What happened? The Nigerian Army was called in from Bori Camp to "calm" the situation. Prior to those attacks, the army did not "calm" any situation. Or the incident where farmers pursued Fulani herdsmen from their lands only for them to come later and slaughtered all those farmers or the case where a Fulani herdsman threatened to kill a farmer who pleaded with him to leave his land. What about the case in Uruan, Akwa Ibom where Fulani herdsmen cut off the hands of the farm manager of a cassava plantation who dared to pursue them from the farmland. Guess who owns the land? An aide to Governor Udom. What happened afterwards? Nothing! Or the Nairalander who as a result of economic privation of Covid-19 borrowed money and started a vegetable farm only for Fulani herdsmen to use their cows and ravaged everything. How does he pay back his debts?


Keep speaking English.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by The5DME(m): 1:14pm On Jun 29, 2021
tensazangetsu20:

In Nigeria, computer science cause its 4 years. Computer engineering is 5 years.
Thanks.
Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Gerrard59(m): 1:19pm On Jun 29, 2021
Psalmspsalms:

Mr.OP, sir, I can't find piloting among your write up o. Abi to become pilot no be career again?


Generally, students from poor families in the world's poverty capital cannot be pilots because it is an expensive career to pursue (anywhere in the world). Although, the world needs more pilot (prior to Covid-19), growth occurred mostly in Asia where governments are quite nationalistic in employments quota and will prefer pilots from western countries over Sub-Saharan Africa.

It is pointless dreaming to become a pilot as a young Nigerian from a poor family except you are very intelligent, lucky to get a scholarship/financially capable sponsor.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Reggaemich(m): 1:39pm On Jun 29, 2021
tensazangetsu20:


Do we have it in Nigeria? If it merges electrical and computer then all good but mechanical alone as a course of study is useless.
The course is available at FUTO

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by atom080: 1:56pm On Jun 29, 2021
Gerrard59:


It is pointless if you do not intend to remain in Nigeria for the rest of your life. If you desire to japa to a sane society, you better study Physics or Elect/Elect engineering.
.
sorry to say, you lack experience alot. what's your joy in instilling fear without an objective fact.
you only posted out of a subjective feelings.
.
by the way do you know what mechatronics really is?
.
if on the virtue of 'japa', i'm more versed in that!
i have an handful of friends who av japa to u.s and russia for their undergrads.
moreso, i've personally read and researched alot on this 'japa'. i'm not a tyro!

mechatronics is a top notch, believe it or not. though new in nigeria, highly recongnised overse'.
.
pls when next you wish to reply me, pls do so with facts and logic. i dislike engaging with emotions and sentiments.

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by SkengRay: 2:04pm On Jun 29, 2021
What about public health science and medical laboratory science?

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Mastakija(m): 2:06pm On Jun 29, 2021
See ehn
I dey talk am and i go still dey talk am
School na scam especially for dis 9ja
even in this present generation u fit bcome computer engineer and u myt not even study d course or even go to school
d best thing is dat you should b very productive with ur lyf
Make research works start learning new things online and outline
At d end of everything you won't regret it

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Re: Courses That Should Be Avoided By Nigerians From Poor Families. by Gerrard59(m): 2:16pm On Jun 29, 2021
atom080:

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sorry to say, you lack experience alot. what's your joy in instilling fear without an objective fact.
you only posted out of a subjective feelings.
.
by the way do you know what mechatronics really is?
.
if on the virtue of 'japa', i'm more versed in that!
i have an handful of friends who av japa to u.s and russia for their undergrads.
moreso, i've personally read and researched alot on this 'japa'. i'm not a tyro!

mechatronics is a top notch, believe it or not. though new in nigeria, highly recongnised overse'.
.
lest you might want disparage my points/personality on the virtue that i said am a fresher. mind you, i'm nt a teenager.
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pls when next you wish to reply me, pls do so with facts and logic. i dislike engaging with emotions and sentiments.

Please go and ahead to study it, I wish you the best.

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