You can’t tell a book from it’s cover, yeah I got to realize that just recently. Three years ago, I was just frustrated that I couldn’t get admission into the univrsity. Each time I try an exam such as Jamb, it has always been one problem or the other, if not cancellation of my center, then It could be that am not up to the cut-off point, or then I made it but behold….the university exam. Yeah!!! This exam was to make sure that the students are eligible to get into that institution and study somehow is also called screening…oh in that screening test. The test result could get me to a course that I have never heard off. With all prayers and fasting and so many promises to God. Eventually, I was flown to Ghana to study Business Administration.
To cut my story short, I have always dreamed of going to university…then I thought I would be the end of the journey, but lolzzz…..the journey has just begun.
I see the university to be a place to learn, yeah!! But fun too…Ooooo kay…actually it was.. but things got tougher as I moved on. At every point I see new things, knowleage, capacity and adventure…but the surprising thing is how difficult it was to get what you want. WHAT DO I WANT? Knowleage, confidence, network, innovation, power etc.
Outside the university are the young girls and boys dressing in a stylish manner making life in the university look so simple. But is not. That’s why I say “YOU CAN’T TELL A BOOK FROM IT’S COVER”. There could be both neat and worn out pages in it. Just like the university, the fun side of it and the studious side of it. They could contain the victories and defect in some courses, happiness and saddness in the finacial aspect. And some could tell those who are heroes and those that are not.
I am amused by my entire life in the university, am about to graduate and hoping to be graduated. A seeker of adventures and hoping to contibute in the real world. My greatest joy is my experience during my interships at these two organizations “ANCHOR INSURANCE COMPANY” and “ POWER CONTRACT LOGISTICS” both in Nigeria. And also the ability to mix with other foreign student such as the Ghanians, cote d’ ivore, togolise students.
I will be honest I just love one leacturer who indirectly has impacted so much knowleage in me. As my mentor he has taught me to be perfect, current with up to date event s around me and my economy and to be optimistic. I will say that so far* am sorry if it hurt*, if students spend time around him just for two weeks I think is enough for them to get the first degree and pursue for the second.
My world is my life and I spend so much time to tell it’s stories therein. University/ undergraduate education/ frist degree is just a mere certificate and a passing lane. But my knowleage , the knowleage I get from it is what am PROUD OF….
THANK YOU GOD FOR SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE, thanks to all my friends who helped me on the way, thanks to my parents, uncles and auties for their support finacially, spiritually and acdamically.
And to some of us out there…..PLEASE BE FOCUS in whatever you are doing.