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10 mistakes every fresher makes in Nigeria 

Mistakes every fresher makes? Mistakes to avoid as a fresher in Nigeria. Ummm! No! My bad,  I meant to say mistakes most freshers make.

Mistakes freshers make

10 mistakes every fresher makes in Nigeria
There are some silly mistakes Nigerian freshers make. You need to know how to behave as a fresher in the University. Mistakes every fresher makes? Ummm! No! My bad, I meant to say mistakes most freshers make.
Top 10 mistakes every fresher makes(at least 75%)
Now its time to dive into the gist
Are you ready?

Top 10 mistakes Freshers Make in Nigeria 

  • Attending every single freshers event 
  • Signing up for every single organisation 
  • Thinking you have to Hangout with the person you need forever
  • Bringing Useless Things 
  • Hiding in your room
  • Upsetting your roommates
  • Procrastination 
  • Sleeping during lectures 
  • Never calling home 
  • Never budgeting 
Freshers mistakes

1. Attending every single freshers event/ I must be popular by force

Of course this mistake is so common to freshers especially the younger ones , see don’t get me wrong, we are all familiar with the um do I call it a phrase? “have fun when you are young”, but you know, sometimes good sleep might be better. See I get it you want to be popular, you are an artiste you want people to feel you but do you know “most people who get popular during their first year in the tertiary institution regret it years after” Why don’t you take a chill pill, wait till you are in the 2nd year with a stable GPA .
See also : what is Gpa?
Most of the people who get popular early in school end up with really bad results and some may be advised to withdraw.
Sad truth is, most people who get popular from 100 level may be forgotten when you are in final year. Take things slowly
Freshers night is one occasion most freshers die to attend but you know what? Cultist get new recruits that day. Do you want to be one?

2. Signing up for every single organization

I sing I should be in a music group in school , “I want to join mano’war or kegites! o chill they have a book club at the university you should totally check it out, but while university is all about trying something new, you therefore shouldn’t sign up for everything going.
Think about the fantastic options that interest you, then pick a select few you think you’d actually be committed to attending. There’s a much greater chance you’ll actually see them through. Take it easy.

3. Thinking you have to hang out with the first person you meet, forever

😂 😂 😂 Let me laugh a little! Are you kidding me? Do you know how many years youre gon’ spend in school?
At times the first person you meet ends up being your best pal but not everytime.
I dont know you probably must heard everyone telling you that you’ll meet your friends for life at university. Dont let this fool you cos it isnt always the case , many freshers find themselves in a wild panic after apparently having not discovered these special people just a few days in. First of all, take a chill pill, relax man!
Please don’t believe there’s a need to stay attached to the first friendly person you meet forever more.
Though many great friendships are made in the first few weeks, many, many more are made throughout the year and there will be plenty of opportunities to meet your future soul-mates.

4 Bringing Useless things .(You will tell me the car that will carry everything)

See you dont have to pack everything in your house . You can pack so much load by still not pack everything you need.
Pls read : Things to take to school as a fresher in Nigeria
Not only will it occupy space in your locker or wardrobe, there’s also a chance that it would make you forget something very important.

5. Hiding in your room

Hiding in your room? Lol . Trust me when I say i know what it means to be an “omo get inside” When you first move into your new accommodation, and there are lots of strange people moving about and maybe, hollering. Yeah I get that feeling, you feel kinda shy!
See the truth is, you’re going to need to make friends and live with this people for years. Making friends is also the ideal time to bond over bunk, room leadership and the general cleanliness of your room.
Must read : good and bad sides of staying off campus
                     good and bad sides of staying on campus

6. Upsetting Your Room-mates

This is very important for students who will be staying on campus, many universities ensure freshers stay on campus see there is going to be a point in time. Maybe your loud-speaker booming so loud or your praying very aloud, it’s all too easy to forget there are humans living all around you.
We all know what boisterous Nigerian music sounds like, and often you’ll be the one facing it whilst reading late at night trying to finish an assignment.
So don’t make the mistake of upsetting the room mates, it will come back to bite you! Thats life !

7. Procrastination

Ill do it later, yeah maybe tomorrow but youve forgotten tomorrow never comes! why is it that the minute even the most diligent students get to university, all sense of planning goes out the window? Spoiler alert thats how I got the name for my blog! UNDERgraduates doing GraGra.
The moment students gain admission i.e become undergraduates they start to do gra gra.
They start procrastinating since they believe they are above correction.
In school you are very free, but how well you use that freedom will tell us how mature you are.

8. Sleeping through your lectures

If you don’t like to sleep raise your hands up let me flog you. See we all love sleep, but the harsh reality is that you came to the higher institution to learn, not snore or doze in class, so make it worth you time (and money!).
What makes people sleep during lectures is simple, chatting all through the night or watching movies (I’m guilty of this) or browsing through the night(I’m the boss in this kind of thing 😂)

9 Never Calling home

“Pfft see when I get to school I wont be calling my parents anymore!” Seriously ? Dont worry the reality will hit you soon.
I said the samw thing to myself when I was leaving home… But you know what? FAMILY remains Family..
I know you probably might have started your new exciting life at university now, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the people who’re important to you back home. This is a terrible mistake freshers and even stalites make.
It’s more than likely that everyone at home is missing you and would really appreciate updates on how you’re doing as well as some reassurance that you haven’t forgotten about them! You probably dont know members of your family back home are bragging about you everywhere they go, especially I you are in a well respected university

10. Never budgeting

Distinguished ladies and handsome gentlemen!, this is the biggest mistake every fresher makes trust me! If you are a student and youve never made this mistake you can use the comment box . See we know that University life is likely to be one of the best time of your life, but that doesn’t mean that all the rules should go out of the window!
Umm…you think you have more money in your account , that fateful day you’re gon’ get to the ATM point and its gon’ tell you “out of service” or “temporarily unable to dispense cash”
Fail to budget in the university and you could find yourself financially ruined for the whole semester, which is the complete opposite of best-times.Except you want to go from house to house to eat! Mhen! that shit brings down your self worth/esteem especially if you are a guy!
Set yourself a budget for each week and stick to it.
Plan your life please!! Your future kids depend on the decisions you make now
Any other idea or comment please use the comment box. Pls 😢
Ace cares


Ace aka Undergragra is a Computer Engineering Graduate at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti. He is a passionate teacher, writer, educational consultant, and educational informant.
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