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THE TWO BROAD TYPES OF FIRST CLASS STUDENTS

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From extensive research, I discovered there are two broad categories of First Class students.
The thoroughly baked First Class: students in this category are thoroughbred. They've waded through the rigours of the academics masterfully.
They earned their First Class the right way- no use of 'orijo', giving of bribe, or compromising the system. They've undergone countless hours of personal research and study.
 They can also apply their knowledge to solve real human problems. All of these attributes put together, and more, have earned them a place at the top.
 They can sit, dine and converse with graduates of similar discipline as theirs anywhere in the world.
The poorly baked First Class. No doubt, they are bright. However, many in this category got their First Class by any of the following: sheer luck, schooling in institutions with poor standards (many private universities are culpable here),  use of 'orijo', giving of bribes, advanced cramming, garbage in garba…

GRADUATING WITH A FIRST CLASS DEGREE AND SUNDRY ISSUES

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Graduating with a First Class degree is a sweet experience. It is beautiful, amazing, thrilling, awesome and worthy of all the nice adjectives you can think of.

Graduating with a First Class means you scored a cumulative grade point average  (CGPA) of 4.5 at the minimum. It also means you have been found worthy in character.

A First Class degree opens so many doors of opportunities (to the informed). A First Class degree earned well, earns well. But then, here lies the problem... First Class hasn't helped some people. It is common to see students who graduated with poor grades ridicule First Class graduates with difficulty moving forward after school. "who First Class help?", they ask. Why do many First Class students settle for less? Why do many flatter to deceive? Why can't the First Class be translated to everyday practical life and experience?

There would probably be a thousand and one answers to the above questions and its many variations. Students would blame le…