Long time, yes I know. I’m really sorry about that…the truth is my examination is at the corner and there are things we need to do to round up the semester and get prepared for the examination.
You see dear I barely have time to sit down and write but today, the freshers in University of Uyo are matriculating and I want to use this medium to reach out to them and at the same time reach out to you too.
Killing two birds with one stone, guess that’s how they say it
I remember the day I matriculated, wow! Still fresh in my head like it happened yesterday. It was fun..ya!
What was more fun was the procession for matriculating students. I remember how my roommates made us all up and hurried us to leave the hostel in order not to miss it.
The pictures we took, the food and drinks we had and the joy on our faces, I cannot forget… enough of how it all went, it is unforgettable.
Right now I have passed that level and cannot matriculate again except I go for another course.
What I do is to smile when I see a fresher looking so lovely in the matriculating gown … that’s growing up!
So here is a little advice for you out there matriculating today… I had blotted out the idea I had about the University before I got admitted.
For example… the course I had chosen wasn’t close to what I thought it would be but I have to work harder for something good.
By now I’m sure you must have started experiencing the stress, pressure and everything… it’s just the beginning.
You know all those scary stories that you normally hear about the University: it’s kinda true.
Nobody reminds you to do anything, you’ve got your life to live and its up to you to do what you choose to and when you want to.
If you’re being told about it, it’s just once and if you forget, that’s your first step to failing.
I am still the person I was before I left high school. The only difference now is; I am in a higher institution and I am learning about my career and job choices.
University life is very fun.
Getting to meet new people. People who have the same interests as I do and same goal.
We all want to be successful at the end of the day and it is nice to talk to people who have the same vision and even more who don’t share the same vision with you.
However, there are still things in my life that mean more to me than my course of study.
Some people feel that once you go to school, you tend to lose the person you were, lose your passion and focus your all in all on what you’re studying.
My dear, I will say follow your passion whether its related to what you study or not, you never know which doors it can open for you.
It’s part of growing up.
Also remember that the race is not for the swift nor for the strong but it’s God that shows mercy.
Happy matriculation day to all Uniuyo 2016/2017 freshers. Make sure to enjoy this level as much as you can cause, the higher you go the tougher it becomes.