Reasons Why First Class Students Never Become
First Class People In Life.
Hardly do first class graduates become first class
personality. While in University, we often spend too
much energy in acquiring good grades that we forget
to acquire good class personality.
After concentrating all energy in acquiring the first
class grades, we transform into a society where first
class grades don’t matter much as having a first class
In school, its easy to read, memorize and pass
examinations, but in real life, there is no sure book of
life to progress, no memorizing, no examinations, just
you and your inbuilt capability which require no
contest with anybody.
Those who eventually become big in life are mostly
people who hardly make good grades in school.
Prof. Abletor Sedofia from University of Ghana has this
to say:
“Academic excellence is overrated! Did I just say that?
Oh, yes, I said it. Being top of your class does not
necessarily guarantee that you will be at the top of
You could graduate as the best student in Finance
but it doesn’t mean you will make more money than
everybody else.
The best graduating Law student does not necessarily
become the best lawyer.
The fact is life requires more than the ability to
understand a concept, memorise it and reproduce it in
an examination.
School rewards people for their memory. Life rewards
people for their imagination and innovations.
School rewards caution, life rewards daring.
School hails those who live by the rules. Life exalts
those who break the rules and set new ones.
So do I mean people shouldn’t study hard in school?
Oh, no, you should. But don’t sacrifice every other
thing on the altar of First Class.
Don’t limit yourself to the classroom.
Do something practical. Take a leadership position.
Start a business and fail. That’s a better
Entrepreneurship 101.
Join or start an association. Contest an election and
lose. It will teach something Political Science 101 will not
teach you.
Attend a seminar. …Read books outside the scope of
your course.
Go on missions and win a soul for eternal rewards. Do
something you believe in.
Think less of becoming an excellent student but think
more of becoming an excellent person.
Make the world your classroom!
Do have a great day.

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