During freshman days, the only thing you hoped for after every lecture was to be in the final year and just be done with school stuff.
But now that the end is here, we are all feeling differently. You know what they say…. be careful of what you wish for
These are 8 types of final year students you will find on campus:
1. THE MIRACLE WORKERS
From level 100 to 300 they were the life of the party. You catch them skipping class and not writing tests because they don’t feel like doing it, but in the final year, they are now desperate to raise that 1.0 GPA to a 3.0. You can find them sharking all night at the 24 hour reading room, begging lecturers for marks and generally frustrated because of projects. Just leave the miracle-working to God and manage whatever class you get!
2. THE FREE SPIRITS
Resit? They don’t care. Third class? They don’t care. The important thing is that they are done with school and they are in a hurry to make an exit. Their motto is ‘I cannot come and kill myself’. You always hear them say grade doesn’t matter because you’ve worked as hard as hard as you can. Don’t mind them too much though, they usually have jobs waiting for them in their family business.
3. PAY AS YOU GO
These ones have too much money but not enough credits. They have multiple resits and because they can’t keep up this final semester they go to and fro looking for how to buy or bribe their way out. Dear potential criminals, pray you don’t get caught.
4. THE NETWORKERS
These are the business minded people. All they want is to own a business and have a source of income by the time they graduate so they start something and smartly use the class WhatsApp groups to advertise their stuff.
5. THE SCORERS
They are about to graduate with the same body count they had since their freshmen year so they say enough is enough. They didn’t just come to University to learn but also to score so the confidence they couldn’t find these past three years comes in overload. If you notice that normally shy guy suddenly shooting shots in the final year, please know their agenda. Watch out level 100 girls!
6. MR & MRS RELUCTANT
For these ones, two things are involved. One is that they are under lock and key at home and can only slay at school so to them, the final year means time to go-back-home-to-strict-parents. They are already thinking of how to get rid of the unapproved clothes and things they use in school that their parents didn’t buy for them – like the cars…
7. SCAREDY CATS
Those in this group are just scared of adulthood. Finishing university means say hello to the great big world and they are just not ready. No more allowances… instead it’s all about waking up early to go to your 8 – 5 jobs…
8. THE AFTER-SCHOOL MINDS
These ones are already asking the big question, ‘what’s next after this degree?’ They are either bulking up their perfect resume with work experience for immediate employment after school or they are befriending that lecturer so they can get a recommendation letter for some scholarship they have already researched on.
9. FIRST CLASS GANG
This doesn’t necessarily mean they are at 3.6 and above but it means their GPA is in a comfortable lead. They can’t relate to all those stressing about final year because since level 100 they have been working hard and are also finishing hard. No third class over here, Kudos!
Tell us final year students, which one of these perfectly describes you??