Dropping Out of University

LeoK

Village Elder
#81
I have noticed that most of the responses here ignore the fact that a Pass is a certainty for this nigga. If it wasn't certain, it would be plausible to complete his degree. Now that it is certain, pursuing it is just wasting his effort. Think about it this way guys...would you enroll for a course if you were certain to get a Pass? I think he is better off starting another simple degree program and making sure he gets better grades. There is this quote that "Sometimes energy spent shifting from a chronically leaking boat is more productive than that used to patch it up."
That's really botched thinking. It's not the same thing as to ENROLL when certain to score a pass. Graduating with a pass especially knowing you gave it your all is way better than dropping out. Nothing is worse than quitting. Plus employers worth their salt will ask for transcripts.
 
#82
Boss maliza hio degree with your pass and keep it safely you never know when you will need it. Did I hear some prominent personalities in Kenya scored pass in their undergraduate ?
 

Burungo

Village Elder
#87
Yeah. In most cases. I believe that a degree is meant to help you to access employment which will be almost impossible if you have a pass in the competitive job market.
Wacha nikukosoe hapo.the aim of an education sio lazima iwe for job purposes.juzi kuna shosho alimaliza masters mtaa 80+ not for a job but to accomplish one of her goals of acquiring more knowledge.
 
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#88
Engineering ni ngumu bana, how about you attend any graduation then come back and tell us how many guys in the eng faculty have first class or even 2nd class upper degrees? First class huwa non existent, 2nd upper too huwa few so maliza hiyo degree yako you will be fine
First class eng watu hupata...in my uni 7-9 are guaranteed a first class.
 
#89
Which university is that which grades engineering courses from first year? I would really like to know. Also, you're trying to justify your not wanting to complete uni with that low grades crap maybe in an attempt to claim, "See, I didn't even complete university, but see where I am."

Maliza shule kijana, stop being silly. You're not Bill Gates.
Jkuat does that 1st year and 2nd year transcripts make up about 15% or 20% ( can't really remember the exact %) of the degree
 

Giggz

Village Elder
#90
The dropout tag is too heavy to carry around for the rest of your life.This is not America.And even if it were, you would not want the dropout title to feature everywhere your name appears.Uliza Bill Gates atakwambia.If you drop out, your entire life will be assessed using that label.If you fail in life, it will be because you dropped out. If you succeed, it will be despite dropping out.I have friends who dropped out and one thing I realised is that they always behave defensively no matter how well they are doing.In other words, maliza shule ikiwa shida sio fees.You do not want to spend the rest of your life describing, explaining, and jusifying your decision. Just do it in school for those few years.
Don't worry about the pass, worry about the drop out tag.
 

Luther12

Village Sponsor
#93
Today, reality has hit me that it may no longer be possible to complete my degree because it no longer makes sense. Despite my relentless efforts in the last academic year, the number of units remaining is not enough for me to redeem my GPA. We all know a pass degree is worth less than the paper it is printed on. I am not here seeking consolation. In fact, I am doing very well financially. My question is, is there any talker here who dropped out of university/college? How is life so far? Do you regret? I know that there is stigma associated with being a university drop-out but that ship has sailed now. What would you advise a university drop-out? For those who dropped out and are doing well in life, how did you do it?
Which degree course is this?
 

Giggz

Village Elder
#96
A Pass is the lowest level and it is as bad as they come. In a nation where people with Masters degrees dont have jobs, a Pass in a bachelor's degree is worth nothing. I dont think anyone with a pass has a fighting chance for a white collar job.
He doesn't need a job but he was only interested in finishing and getting the cert.
 
#97
Today, reality has hit me that it may no longer be possible to complete my degree because it no longer makes sense. Despite my relentless efforts in the last academic year, the number of units remaining is not enough for me to redeem my GPA. We all know a pass degree is worth less than the paper it is printed on. I am not here seeking consolation. In fact, I am doing very well financially. My question is, is there any talker here who dropped out of university/college? How is life so far? Do you regret? I know that there is stigma associated with being a university drop-out but that ship has sailed now. What would you advise a university drop-out? For those who dropped out and are doing well in life, how did you do it?
After reading all these comments, I've come to the sad conclusion that Kenya is a long way from developing.
Everyone here is talking about how a pass cannot give you a job, blah blah... how you should finish that and get another degree etc.

What's the purpose of a degree? Is it simply a paper to get a job? Where are these jobs you keep talking about?
These people have been drilled since nursery to study hard and get a good job, and they have refused to get out of that reality. Unfortunately, most have condemned themselves to living paycheck after paycheck.

In my view, a degree is simply meant to give you knowledge to enrich yourself, not the paper to work for others and enrich them.
I know most of Kenya's university education is shit, but if you're serious you can finish with some skills. We're in 2017 for fs. There are many opportunities of making money with whatever skill you have, both physically and online.
These guys advising that you need papers will forever remain poor or average, and in the process condemn Kenya to the same fate.
Americans, Chinese, South African, Nigerians etc. have an incredible entrepreneurial spirit and often times travel many miles to come and employ Kenyans with papers.

In your case, since you are almost done, it's only logical that you complete. But you've said you're doing well financially. Double on whatever you've been making money on. Use that money to make more money. Whether you eventually choose to return to the field you studied is up to you.

But this attitude with the vast majority of Kenyans is tiring and will condemn the country's future. Get a degree - Get a job - Get a masters - Get a promotion.
Guess what, I took a break on my first degree (might still return), and right now I've employed several degree holders. I get job requests from masters holders all the time.
Someone stated something about finishing a degree giving investors confidence about your delivery. That is high nonsense. It has never turned up and I've never heard of a situation where it turned up.

People, change your attitude. Attend university/college for the skills, not the certificate.
 

jagger_snr

Village Sponsor
#99
Endelea na masomo mbrathe kwanza kama ni Engineering uko sawa..Some guys don't even graduate na wao hupata kazi. So you are advantaged with that PASS..plus already umetumia pesa yako mingi so far.

PS. Wewe ni certified village troll na mpaka saa hii hujatuambia ni Engineering gani..but usijali hiyo ni wivu tu inanikula kwa ndani coz pia mimi ni a polytechnic dropout but after an idiot called Mwaniki stole my toolbox and he was a principal's buddy so case haikuenda mbali. Ikabidi tu nichomoke.
 

Giggz

Village Elder
Whay do you lose if you dropout now: Money, Time, A Degree , Your psychological well-being will tske a hit too.

What do gain if you see your studies to the last unit: A Degree cert, You'll be happier, Motivation will be renewed. You will set a new goal for your self.

Chief, A Pass is not nothing. Who said a 2nd upper will get one a job. If we all went to school to get jobs afterwards, explain the unemployment then. As you said you are already stable. A good employer is the one who will look at your cert and proceed to test you out. That's how I got a job while my very academically tall mates were searching for jobs.
I beat degree holders in my first job despite i just had a college certificate. Reason being the employer was looking beyond certificates and grades.
 
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