Obviously, It is expected that tertiary school students should be at their best the session they got admitted, but sadly observations show that most university, polytechnic and college students record low GPA in first year of their studies. Although reasons may vary, here are few causes of such low grade in 100L/ND1/NCE1 as the case may be.
This Post will make a fun reading, but then make sure to please fix whatever needs fixing to be able to avoid this mistake (if you are yet to start, finish first year) or perform better in subsequent years (for those from second year above). Now let’s count the reasons for low GPA in first year.
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1. You Didn't Set Your Priorities Right!
Most students find themselves in the university or college and
tend to think live is just a straight road without setting goals or
something to achieve, they just go to class just because when you are in school you must go to class, some don’t even go at all.
Setting your priorities right means planning ahead of time, know what you are in for and how soon you can achieve your goals.
2. You Kept The Wrong Company!
The Higher institution is a place where you will surely get to meet people of different background, ethnic group and belief, and it takes a bad type to know who is bad to keep up with. Being a Fresher is not a crime, but most Freshers won’t stop forming “NA WE DEY HERE”, yeah cos they wanna be heard about, and they tend to walk with people who can only get out of their lives without adding a pinch. Avoid them!
3. You Were Over Occupied!
First, let’s clarify the difference between school and a worship
place or a business arena, yeah we understand that fingers are not equal, reason why some student fend form them while all you do is just to put a call through to your dad or mum, but I’ve come to realize that studying and business might go together but not as expected, more so, some students have turned their worship place into a lecture room, they call it serving God brings perfection and success, but I,ll remind you now in case you forgot that your primary mission in school is to read well and graduate with something worth it.
4. You Don’t Even Understand Yourself!
Yes you might ask what that mean, am gonna tell you,
understanding yourself means knowing what exactly work for you, are you the type who takes a coffee before you can read, perhaps you can hardly read with candle, do you even read at night? , oh oh oh so you’ve been working against yourself just because bro Jack goes to night classes doesn’t mean he knows more than you do, I tell you now that I met lot of scholars in my first year who can’t do without clubbing every weekend, yet they are doing really well in their studies. So sit yourself down and understand your philosophy so you can do better next session.
5. You Over-Socialized!
Let’s not blame it all on facebook, IG, whatsapp or even 2go, gosh this social media apps are just not gonna stop to make and mar people’s dreams, technology has so much grown in the last few years, students now connect with anybody anywhere in the world “the world is global” that you just said abi? Yeah but I still don’t get why you stick
to your phone chatting and reading lots of gist while you should be in class or even writing a test, a Prof, sometime asked why students now fail woefully, a student whispered to my ears and said “there was no FB, IG and 2go in your time” I couldn’t help but laugh.
6. You Were An Extrovert!
I don’t know how to categorize this well, but am gonna try to
make you understand, gaining admission into higher institution is enough to call an achievement, but I tell you that’s just the
beginning of your quest, in remember how many people I called during my first year just to tell them I gained admission, even people I don’t really talk to , I later thought over it and asked “why am I doing this” try to ask yourself the same question. Perhaps
you are the type who can’t just keep your happiness to yourself, I dare you to start doing that now, who knows you might just get lucky to change.
7. No Parental Advise!
This should be for the parents, you have done well to pay for her school fees but on the part of caring oooooops you have done woefully bad, when last did you call her to ask if everything was fine, when last did you even visit her in school, I tell you students change in a blink of an eye, don’t be afraid if she returns home acting all weird, yeah you caused it. Do you even call her to encourage her to press on and not to get tired, oh “no one was there to tell me all these” is what u keep saying, stand up and fix this aspect.
8. You Misused Your Freedom!Now you are in school and no one to say “hey Dave, wash those plates” hmmmmm, well you might be free indeed but how do you manage your freedom, playing video games when you ought to be in class, seeing a friend at 10pm or even smoking and drinking, it doesn’t help you a bit, try to fix that.
9. You Lost Your Self Confidence!
This is the major reason why student fail a lot, even after you’ve read every material expected of you, you still feel empty in the skull, it’s not because you are dull but because you have not built your self-confidence, are you the type that rehearse just a single sentence just to approach your lecturer to clarify something to you? You don’t need to, he’s not God and surely he started from somewhere too.
10. You May Have Had No Plans!
student fail to plan, plan as I know it is a laid down schedule or
protocol to observe at a particular point in time, do you even have time to construct a time-table of your own, do u keep those assignments in your bag when you should take them
out and answer, saying it’s not yet time for submission, I’ll do it
later. But we all know later might end up being submission day or even beyond that.”
What Should You Do Now?
Well nothing is late yet, start fixing these weak points now. The
earlier the better.its never too late to start again.
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