How to Survive University Life in Nigeria

10 Tips on How to Survive University Life in Nigeria

Being a student in Nigeria university is not an easy task, we will be discussing with you tips on how to survive university life in Nigeria.

Newly admitted students to university have been asking on how to survive the university life in Nigeria.

We all can agree that university life in Nigeria is very difficult to survive the tribulations students face. 

I don’t know how long you searched but I can assure you that is here today with yours answers.

Over the years, freshers have been asking how do they survive this difficult life in the university.

University life is a world totally different from the normal day to day life we witness in Nigeria.

Fortunately, we are going to give you some tips on how to survive university life in Nigeria if followed prompt.

These tips will ensure your survival in Nigeria university if followed prompt.

Tips on how to Survive University Life in Nigeria

Below are the tips that ensure you survive university life in Nigeria:

Enquire About your chosen University

Ask questions about the university you intend to become their student.

Asking questions about what you want to get yourself into will save you a lot of trouble.

Those who ask questions do not get lost, gather enough knowledge about how the university you chose works.

An Igbo Adage has an equivalent to this thus: Onye ajụjụ adịghị efu ụzọ Meaning he who ask questions does not get lost.

Have a enough knowledge of the payment you will make, the accommodation fee, tuition fees and school fees, so you will not go bankrupt when you start the process.

Acquire a self dependent Skill

One may ask why they need these skill when they are already a student studying in a Nigeria university.

Well, it may interest you to know that in order to survive university life in Nigeria you need these skills the most.

The reason why you need to learn these skills and not a white collar job is for you to have time for your studies.

The white collar jobs give little or no time for full-time students to study and work at the same time.

There are many skills one can learn in order to survive university life in Nigeria such as: shoe making, interior decoration, sewing, baking, hairdressing, graphic designing, making over and so on.

Over 90% of Nigerian University all acquired one or two self employable skills in order to survive the university life in Nigeria.

Acquiring a skill is very important for it may still sustain you after you graduate from the University till you secure a job.

Avoid keeping Bad Friends

Just as the saying goes; “show me your friend and I will tell you whom you are.

The friends you keep say a lot about the type of person you are and what you can do.

Beware of the kind of the friend you keep. Make friends with brilliant people in your department, but don’t be so quick to make new friends.

The things you do affects your eventually whether it is good or bad that’s why you should be wise while choosing your friends.

Avoid Keeping Late Night

Hmm, staying outside your accommodation expose you to different kinds of dangerous things that happen in the night.

Ensure you make all your purchases during the day so you wouldn’t need to go at night to buy anything.

Avoid clubbing till deep in the night before going to your accommodation the university allocated to you.

Learn more about the career You choose

Spend more time learning about the career path you choose to take in life.

Explore the opportunities in the career path, learn about the ups and downs you might face in the long run of your career.

This will help more to get ready about what lies in the future for you.

Live a Private life in the University

The university life is where we have no parents or guardians to curtail your activities in the university. You are free to live your life the way you deem fit.

However, you should ensure to live a private life, avoid drawing unnecessary attention to yourself. Dress responsibly to ensure you don’t attract attention to yourself.

Have a small circle whom you trust and  know a little about your personal life for your safety.

The little people know about you, the safer for you and the quick you graduate.

Attend Lectures and work out Assignments

Go to class, attend lectures, be punctual and active in your department functions.

Work out and submit assignments when due if the need arises. The last thing you would want to do is getting on the bad side of your lecturers.

Develop a Good Communication Skill

The way you interact with the people you meet in the university will either create friends or enemies for you.

This is why you ought to have a good communication skills, I bet you don’t want to create enemies for yourself in the university.

Create a Timetable

There is time for everything in the university; time to study and time play, time to work and time to rest.

A timetable is a presentation of your activities and time schedule in a tabular form to help you study better.

Make good use of your time, for time waits for no man. Ensure achieve something at the end each of your sessions in the timetable.

Set a Budget

Setting a budget will ensure you are focused on your studies.

Meeting to these budgets acts will a constant reminder for you on the purpose of your stay in the university

This is all we have for you on tips on how to survive university life in Nigeria

Good luck to the admitted students!!!

Thank you for your time, I really hope this article can help as many students as possible.

I still remain your humble friend Mr. Paschal, use the comment section on this post if you have any problems, questions or concerns. I’ll be there to help you in my own little way.

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