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Dropping Out of University

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?
Uliza Joho na wenzake, ata hiyo PASS ni muhimu. You always have to go that extra mile to prove that you are not less competent in what you do, the bottom line is that you know and remain focused on what you want to do never resting until you achieve it. Otherwise you will get complacent with dropping everything you start at the slightest sign of a challenge.
 
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Hardly will it ever come in handy. The primary purpose of a degree is to get a job, and a pass wont get him that job. It is better for him to try a new degree program than pursue a lost cause.
This is a professional course, I see nothing wrong with a pass and @Voltron hasn't said he needs it for job hunting, in the long run when you have been in a profession long enough no one bothers whether you got As or Ds performance is paramount, that's my experience.
 

Simiyu22

Village Elder
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.
This is okay what you say and is good for you. But all those you beat to the job at some point will get a job somewhere. In a year or two their experiences will match yours. Now if a higher position comes up in a different institution and you all apply, they have a slight advantage over you because they have a degree and you dont.
I say to always complete that first degree, even for psychological purposes.
 
A very close friend of mine got a pass in bsc general. First job safcom, second with a local bank, third with an international organisation out of the country, fourth another international organisation in different country paying thrice the salo. The wife also got a pass in engineering, started as an intern in an energy parastatal and currently on permanent. These are guys who grew up in village and don't know big people. For myself at least once a week I have to feel bad why am not finishing that masters after I did coursework in 2013 and got As in all 90% of units. Shida ni project which am always procrastinating. Have lost so many big opportunities because don't have that paper
 

madova

Village Elder
Wasee wanabonga kuhusu pass.
I have a cuzo who did certificate in automotive saa hii ile ndoo anashika wacha tu.
The guy specialized on those huge cranes you see kwa port .
Nigguh earns and lives like king.
Moral of the story is what drives you and what you love doing.
Which course in engineering coz I did one na sijawai rudi tena but the certifications nimepata over the years are a mark of respect among my peers.
Maliza course buda boss.
The rest will take care of themselves.
 
You should finish that degree. Your professors were First Class students but see how miserable their lives are while their Pass counterparts are the guys who own huge companies that land inflated tenders thus mint millions.

I graduated top in my Civil Engineering class & got registered by EBK, however, I have never practiced and never intend to. I just use that piece of paper to justify why I charge premium rates for my services in a totally different line of business.

Man, don't deny yourself the perks & opportunities that come with being called bwana engineer.
 
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.
Without the certificate you wouldn't get the opportunity to impress your employer with your performance. There is no worthless certificate, all some employers require is a certificate of participation.
 

mhandisi

Village Elder
Maliza hiyo degree kijana. Achana na hii maneno ya grade. It's meaningless after 2 yrs out. Attitude and experience is everything. I am an Engineer, never got those 1st class or fancy grades in Uni, but I've worked hard and consider myself stable and successful. Don't be a lazy shit.
 
You should finish that degree. Your professors were First Class students but see how miserable their lives are while their Pass counterparts are the guys who own huge companies that land inflated tenders thus mint millions.

I graduated top in my Civil Engineering class & got registered by EBK, however, I have never practiced and never intend to. I just use that piece of paper to justify why I charge premium rates for my services in a totally different line of business.

Man, don't deny yourself the perks & opportunities that come with being called bwana engineer.
Yaani uliamua ni 1 story a month kwa hiyo blog yako...ebu wacha mchezo..
 
Dad,!!!! woooi opening the door and seeing Dad ain't always funny in student digs and the possibility of finding a chic in the digs was killing me. :DSis and I had to tag along to keep the peace. Alimaliza but boy hates the field....I keep telling him put it under the bed. He says cert smells of the lib where he lived 90% of the time.
Huyu mbuyu amalize hii kitu.
 

Doc Oga

Village Elder
I dropped out before my last semester in search for greener pastures, however I enrolled in January and have successful completion just for the papers useful for a backup just in case.