LIFE OF A DIPLOMA STUDENT IN UNILAG.
By Opeyemi From Sisiyemii.wordpress.com
Few weeks ago, I met a junior of mine from secondary school and while we were gisting, she told me she was taking the ongoing diploma programme in UNILAG as an aspiring pharmacy student. She told me how scared she was majorly because of the stories she’s been told about those that failed in past years.
This particular post is very crucial to me, and to you (especially if you’re currently taking the programme in unilag). I’ve been there too… I know what it feels like.
First of all, it is NORMAL and VERY COMMON to hear people say “diploma is hard”. Back then the responses I got from most people after telling them I was a diploma student were usually, “Ha! Diploma is hard o!” Or “Eaya sorry o, you must be very serious… No time to play ‘rara’!”. Some would even proceed to tell me how their brother, sister, neighbour,uncle,friend even mother failed. This made me panic… I mean… I WAS TERRIFIED.
i remember vividly how two girls gave me some hot gist about how they were repeating the programme and they didn’t hesitate to show me some other students who were taking the programme for the second time. Then I began to believe no one ever passes the ALMIGHTY DIPLOMA . Yh and that’s where the problem starts… The past students (most of them) never tell you the good side, they make you feel like you’ve made the biggest mistake of your life. They never talk about the funny lecturers, they only mislead you into thinking that all lectures are evil spirits that have been sent from your village to ensure that you FAIL the programme.
“Diploma is hard ” however is one of the reasons most people fail. Interestingly… UNILAG does not really care. They’re making money…
Diploma is difficult… True, but not as the difficult as they make it seem. People fail… Yes, but many still scale through and YOU CAN BE ONE OF THEM. Dont let people mislead you, you can succeed without growing an extra eye.
Moreover, tutorials are not for everybody (I’m not saying don’t attend tutorials… I went for tutoring) all I’m saying is “going to tutorial is not an automatic ticket for admission “. You can also do yourself a favor by referring to your o level textbooks… That helped me a lot in physics and chemistry… Jus saying. Also join a study group … It will go a long way.
ABOVE ALL PRAY AND TRUST GOD.