Hello everyone, I am a 200 level student of Social Work in the University of Lagos.
Well, it’s been just a year in Unilag but I have learnt a lot of things, academically, financially, socially and mentally.
It’s not been too easy, but these lessons were needed for growth in life.
I always wanted to study either Accountancy or finance.
I tried UTME 4 times, before I eventually gained admission to study Social work.
So, there I was, a JAMB casualty in a strange environment i.e Social sciences.
I had to get used to Philosophy, Humanities, Psychology, Sociology, Social work and the likes.
It was really tough, I must confess.
Tasking my brain to think became a norm, but we thank God for the growth right now. I can boldly express myself verbally and otherwise.
The worst experience from the last year was having to attend school daily from home, spending close to 2 hours in traffic plus the stress and cost.
But it’s too early to give up.
There is still a long way to go and the CGPA needs to be intact else, pressure and problems would set in.
Though, my results in 1st semester were cool in spite of the challenges, I paid a heavy price in 2nd semester (I had 2 Es) but I will definitely bounce back in subsequent years.
Prior to my Unilag days, I was a strong melancholic due to my environment and background.
But in the few months I have spent in school, my sanguine traits are fully emerged and I can actually say I have won the hearts of my classmates and a lot of people. LOL!!!!!
One major lesson I learnt in my 1st year is not to trust anyone, I repeat, ANYONE except yourself.
Imagine, one of my friend’s phone got missing under my care, and it happened that another close friend of ours was the one who stole it.
Just trust YOURSELF and do not expect too much from others, deal with people maturely and set restrictions.
University of Lagos is a land of opportunities, if you explore your talent very well, you will end up with accolades.
Another experience, is the Hostel balloting saga.
Akokites can relate!!!
STAFF SCHOOL CLASSES are hell on earth, walking all the way from Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) to this place is exhausting.
Getting there early to get a seat is like working for a company, paying attention to the lecturer is another problem but it’s usually interesting because you get to mix with students from other faculties and departments in the school.
There have been a lot of experiences, but I have to stop here.
I’m honestly looking forward to my next few years here but lastly,
STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF,
BUILD YOUR POTENTIALS,
DO NOT RELY ON YOUR CERTIFICATE ALONE,
INVEST YOUR TIME IN OTHER THINGS ASIDE ACADEMICS,
BALANCE YOUR SOCIAL, SPIRITUAL, ACADEMIC LIFE.