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First Class In The University: Is It Hard?

While I was on the web reading the news, I can across a news on an Igbinedion University student who had a first class in law, I was so inspired by it. But I have a question to ask,  , is it that hard to acquire a first class?

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I would have made a first class in the university if,

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all things are possible. the impossible is yet to be created.

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It is so easy in COVENANT UNIVERSITY

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Making a first class is not too difficult, it takes extra work, and care, ultimately God's grace. But i must tell u one thing, look at the past of those that have first class in college, their SSCE, and their performance in secondary school. They would have performed excellently. For those who did well in secondary school and fumbled in the university its because they got carried away by the wind of the campus. some even believed that the university is a playing ground and everything is easy. these people end up playing with the acedemics at the early, before they realise it their G.P.A. don get "K" leg. For schools that run the Cumulative system your part 1, matters a lot and it goes a long way in determining what you are likely to get out with. It even gives you the strong will and believe to want to graduate with a first class. Dont believe n people that will tell u its not possible, its a lie.

even with schools that run the contributive method of assessment your part 1 is important and goes a long way in determining what your lecturers feel about. their perception is important too. where you make a missed it in further exams they will believe its a mistake which they wont believe for others.

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its very possible but not in all schools sha.you know that some schools are butty.

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I need to put something right here. A lot of people tell stories of Bill gates being a drop out without a good knowledge of his academic background. Bill gates was an excellent student. His father was a lawyer and as such wanted him to study law. He dopped out of law school because he discovered he didnt really have a liking for law. But why he stopped further formal education was That he wrote the DOS application that ran very well on the first micro computer. He didnt want anyone to go into producing the software before him. Thats why he stopped school. yet he studied hard and still studies on his own. Many professors have failed his exams. yet people refer to him as a dropout.

My advice for the one who wants to get a well-deserved first class, not the one gotten by dubios means, is to get serious right from the first day in school. study hard and be CONSISTENT with ur hardwork. A lot of people work hard for a season and then relax and at d end they say they were denied first class. but if u maintain consistent hardwork all thru, u will make it. My two brother have first class, one from unilag---computer science, the other from UNN---surveying and photogrametry.

Thanks

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in a public uni in nigeria, u need to work very hard ( study and memorise a lot of those crappy, outdated notes the teachers belch out during classes) if u can't memorise all because they can be gazillions, u either collab with a friend or do micro chips. for some reason the lecturers can't understand another route to the answer.( those who did computer science will know better) they only accept the statement dictated in class or written in their handouts.

then the most important part is to do follow up after exams. any missing scripts, bad belle lecturer or 69% should be padded. also make friends with the most important lecturers in your dept. because when the chips are down they will help u fight any devil that wants to bring u down.

If u do all these, a 1st class will be urs+ u will be able to defend it.

from my descriptions i think it is hard and also expensive ( u need a deep pocket).

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saintsam,

I am doing a part time degree. Do you think this rules can apply to me as well?? Imagine, I don't have time to attend all classes (though no excuse for not reading all books).

Anyway, I think I love the four rules and lastly,

WORK SMART, NOT HARD.

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First class even third class is not all that easy to get. I had first class in Mathematics, nevertheless I don't underrate even the so called drop out students, circumstances might have lead to that.

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thank u mathways,i see ur side of view too.

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@saintsam,

In that case,people should differentiate those who couldn't conclude their studies due to academic inability from the few prodigies who INTENTIONALLY withdrew from studies.Most people assume a drop-out to be someone who was thrown out of college due to incompetency.I only wanted to stress this point.Your contributions I think have got good sides to it.My regards and when are you concluding studies?

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Mathways,anyone that did not complete is schoolin is a drop out,not mindin wether it is due to finance or otherwise.Billgates dropout of school.thanks 4 wishin me success.

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@saintway,

I don't think anyone should use a third party as a parameter of success.But I doubt if you wouldn't graduate summa cumlaude if you are really good in your field(I mean academically).

Wish you the best.

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@saintway,

You need to get something right here.Bill Gates wasn't a drop out.He was on the dean's list for three semester's at stretch.He made perfect GPA's.Thats to tell you you that the guy was really good.People really confuse this issue of being a drop-out.He suspended his studies indefinitely and I don't think that makes him a drop-out.I see a drop-out as someone who'e unable to complete studies due to academic inability.

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mathway,am a medical student in the university of jos,in nigeria,am not workin to bang a first class,am workin to be the best I can in watever I do.my best can be more than a first class.In this world don't limit yourself.first class is a limitation to your ability.Bill gates was a drop out from a university,but today,even those that bang a first class from universities and professors are now summitting to him.First class is not the ultimate,your ability is the ultimate.

Strives to be your best (not someone else best) in watever u do. First class only shows how conventional u are with ur academics,not ur ability,dats y i quote mathway,work smarter and not harder.

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@saintsam,

Men,you are correct.You just nailed it right perfectly.I love the way you composed the writeup.

As a word,first class can be the simplest grade to get out of college.Just follow and apply the idiomatic principles spelt out by saintsam above.

Saintsam,did you graduate or will graduate with a first-class?

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The simplest result to get out of a nigerian university is first class,the hardest result is lower classs.Now am speaking idioms.According to mathways,work smarter and not harder.Remember the battle is not to the strong neither the race to the swift.For u to make a first clas,do these things-

N0 1- WHERE OTHERS ARE SITTING,STAND.

N0 2-WHERE OTHERS ARE STANDING,STANDOUT,

N0 3- WHERE OTHERS ARE STANDING OUT,BE OUTSTANDING,

N0 4- WHERE OTHERS ARE OUTSTANDING,THEN BE A STANDARED.

I repeat,the simplest result to bag out of any university is a first class,while the hardest result is a lower class.quote me wrong.

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@Seyigoy

Please,guy a first class is possible.The nigerian universities produce lots of perfect GPA holders on annual basis.In fact,they are numerous and are making the country proud overseas.The issue of saying is unattainable or practically impossible is unfounded.If you desperately need something you'll surely get it.But first class should be your aim.You should aim to develop yourself in all the facets of life.I don't encourage being the stereotypic always-nose-in-the-book first class geek.

In a nutshell,Summa cumlaude is something that lots of people get and more are gonna get it .Just do your best.I don't believe in working hard to get a first class.Work hard if you are on a research project.If you are brainstorming to come up with interesting discoveries,thats where the issue of working hard comes in.But if it's just getting the A's,what should stop you if you attend all lectures,ace yout problem sets,get everything as they are being taught and not going to "crash" 3 days to exams.

All the same,thats my approach to getting my A's.I work smart cos I need to keep up with current trends in life,movies,music,sports and the like.I only work hard when I'm on an internship!!!

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I think its unattainable, next to impossible cos it not a function of how well u study, or how booksmart u are. Wat happens if the individual has missing results?!

now if u have a few of those over the 4yrs at the schl. 1st becomes nothing more than a dream.

1st class is not easy at all.

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@mathway guess s' b'cos ur not studing in Nigeria. but I think daz an excuse though!. I know with diligence and little prayer, first class is possible.

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Show me any path to success and i'll show you a road littered with road blocks!

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It's not hard but there are stumbling blocks on the way.

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it is very easy with God, diligent, consistency and understanding the school system,that where working smart comes in.

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It's not at all difficult to bag a first class.Just attend your lectures,know what's going on academically in all classes and I wonder why you wouldn't make it.It's not working hard that matters.Just be smart in all ramifications and work gradually all through the semester.

Like me,I get enough sleep on daily basis and still doing great.My classes are really tight but I manage to attend all lectures and get the materials right in class.This is not graduate school.Getting a first class doesn't make u a genius-it only shows you met the requirements for the course and at least of average intellect.I'm a senior now in telecomms and have gotten just 2 B's ever since I started studies.I still have time for lots of extra-curriculars.

Making a first class is up to you.It begins on your first day in college.So work smarter and not harder as you need time to ease.

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Its very hard to get as some lecturers will go out of their way to frustrate your efforts. I'm a living example, so i know.

All da same, do your best, a very good 2nd class uppers is almost same as 1st class.

Cheers!!!

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Its not hard to get a First Class in the University but you can only achieve that by studying extra hard and all things will work out fine.All depends on Hardwork and Studying hard

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