First year at university is always euphoric, it hits with a certain kind of high. Which makes sense because getting university admission in Nigeria is a battle. And this high somehow puts you on your best behavior. Although if we’re being honest, memories of what your Nigerian parents can or will do to you if you disgrace them also contribute to this high. Here are 9 things we are sure you did in your first year at University.
1. Attended every class.
Attendance was on point. It was all about making parents proud at that point.
2. Learned the school anthem
With sincere gusto. Some people even took it a step further and posted the lyrics on their social media pages to pepper other friends who had not gotten admission.
3. Turned in assignments on time.
Because you were an upstanding student with a track record of beating deadlines and working well under pressure.
4. Attended school functions.
Voluntarily attended school functions.
5. Night class.
With 5.00 CGPA goals on your mind.
6. Joined a school society.
Because they said its good for networking and building connections for life after school. They didn’t lie though. But you probably would have made those connections if you had attended parties instead.
7. Actually went home for holidays.
But by 3rd year a plot twist came in. You now mastered the art of manufacturing the perfect excuses to not go home. Matter of fact, he only time your parents saw you was when you got really broke.
8. Actually bought textbooks.
But later on, you metamorphosed into the criminal that will collect money for textbooks and use it to buy party tickets.
9. Aspired to graduating with first class.
The plan was to graduate with a first class and break records. By third year that plan became modified to “let me just graduate with my set”.
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