Graduating with First Class is something to be proud of, but the frustration that comes after it is unbearable. Here, we shall look at five (5) reasons you should not graduate with a First class degree (Disadvantages for graduating with a first class degree or distinction). Kindly note that this is a personal opinion of the author and does not represent the view of Nyscinfo.com.. Read UNN graduate puts NYSC, BSc certificates for sale over unemployment.
Below is what a Nigerian First Class holder, Adeola twitted (user name is @Rx_Deyholar).
If you had wished to graduate with First Class or distinction while in school but disappointed with Second class. Do not feel bad anymore, read this article to the end to see why you shouldn’t even graduate with first class degree.
Note: This article is a summary of Adeola’s story (a First class graduate). See jobless First class graduate cries out over unemployment.
Five (5) reasons you should not graduate with first class
Below are some reasons you should not graduate with First Class Degree;
1. Too much will be expected from you
As a First class graduate; at interviews, exams, professional courses and others, all eyes will be on you. It will be expected of you to perform well more than any other candidate.
“I ran project management in January. My PMP instructor is an ex to one of my very good friends, so he had an idea. Baba always directed all the tough questions at me and expected me to pull an Einstein every single time…”
2. You must know everything in your field
People will not see any excuse why you shouldn’t know everything in your field. They will not realize that you have only first degree in your course and that you are not yet a professor.
“At work 3 days ago, a patient came in with a prescription for Clarithromycin and Cetirizine. Next thing, my boss went, “Deola shey you finished with a first class, oya explain the pharmacokinetics of Clarithromycin.”
3. You must know everything about anything
People will expect you to know everything about anything, even things outside your field or beyond your scope. They will expect you to build helicopter because you graduated with a first class degree.
“After devotion one morning, my kid brother complained that the iron wasn’t working. Mom said, “give Deola, let him check it”.
4. You must be an entrepreneur
People will expect you to create a job for yourself and also for people around you. If not they will regard as a fool who sorted his lecturers while in school to get First class.
5. You must be rich
Wow, this one is serious! As a first class graduate, you just have to be rich. Not only rich, but richer than other people around you. If not, they will use you as an example of their friend who made a first class, but not rich.
Having seen reasons you should not graduate with first class as discussed above, share your thoughts in the comment section below.