Finally, the first semester was over and the results were released.
When I heard that, I walked with confidence to the notice board, because I knew that all was well with me.
But on getting there, I got the shock of my life:
I managed to escape carry-over in most of my courses.
My heart was even broken the more when I discovered that those guys I regarded as “efulefus” were the ones on top of the list.
I couldn’t understand what happened and it demoralized me.
I went away sad and with a deflated ego.
As I was walking away, one of those guys I had regarded as “efulefus” and who had passed excellently, noticed my mood and met me.
He knew what was going through my mind at that point and decided to walk me down to the school canteen.
It was there and then that he gave me the best lectures I got on University.
He explained to me that the University was different from our secondary schools and needed a different approach to succeed.
He went further by calling his mentor in my presence, told him about me and passed the phone to me.
The guy on the other end; the mentor, giggled when he heard my voice which couldn’t hide the fact that I was almost about to cry.
He told me to see him the next day so he could teach me the secret to passing in the University.
I was very eager and couldn’t wait for the next day.
Fast-forward to the next day, I met him at an eatery, which was the place he told me to meet him.
After about one hour with him, I knew my academic life on campus was about to change.
He opened my eyes to deep secrets I never knew of…….secrets which will almost guarantee you graduate with first class (if you start early, or 2:1 if you started late).
I happily paid for everything he ate there and even bought him take away…..I spent N3,000 on that meeting and I was happy with myself.
I quickly started applying everything he told me within that second semester.
I stopped reading as I used to (I followed his own style), started hanging out and having fun on campus.
The exams came and passed and we went on a short break.
The next semester (first semester of my 2nd year) came and the result of the previous one was released.
To my greatest surprise, my result was outstanding……I mean getting 5As, 3Bs and 1C, even when I didn’t read much.
My joy knew no bounds and I couldn’t help but go back to the mentor with a bottle of wine just to say thank you.
I kept applying this secret and strategies for the rest of my years in the university and getting same results.
I’m now in my final year and I’m most probably going to graduate with first class.
The best part is that I shared this same secrets to some of my friends who were keen on knowing how I come out on top of the class even when I don’t read so hard.
They applied it and it worked for them: they passed all their courses effortlessly.
Here are what some of them say about the secret and strategies: