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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Chronicle Of Blog Visitor Narrative...

This is a Teen Chronicle.....






STAND ALONE NARRATIVE
TEEN SEEKS CAREER ADVICE


Good day Stella

. I've decided to write this chronicle because I'm in deep confusion.
I'm sixteen years old and I've been an ardent visitor on this blog. 


When I was in junior secondary school, I always thought I would be in the arts not until my school decided to do mock exams which I knew I'll be unclassifiable and I left the school to another one. 


My parents retrenchment from the bank was a blessing in disguise for me as it was another factor as to why I left the school. In getting to the new school, the maths teacher saw something in me and told my mum that she'll teach me maths.Note that I didn't know maths in the first place. Well, she taught me and I became the third best in maths for that year and going by the record, it meant that I'll be in the science.


I moved from art to technology then I landed in science. Ever since 2015, I was always among the best.


I wrote my GCE last year and got 2A's and 3B's. I also wrote jamb this year and got 277. I was confused as to which course I'll choose. I chose engineering and later changed to pharmacy. I chose Unilag and passed the recent Post utme exams, I got above 20(the exam is over 30). 


Now my family want me to change to medicine. I'm very confused right now because I don't like failing. Please advise me. 


Thank you.



*Sweetheart i even think Pharmacy and Medicine are almost same cos in school then i had friends in Pharmacy and Medicine....Its like frying pan and fire,both will burn.

Most Nigerian parents do not think their kids have a right to have a voice..If you are convinced you do not want Medicine,appeal to them passionately,I dont know what else to say...


54 comments:

Rocky said...

Honey, I'm confused... You changed to pharmacy and your parents want you to go for medicine? Honey, follow your heart... Parents (Nigerian parents) need to stop imposing career paths on their children

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(CHIEF) said...

Na wah oh!,,
So a 16 year old dey this blog?,..
Hmmm...
You don't want to read medicine but you are on the internet 247 enjoying senior jokes abi?...
Use that energy you spend on social media and study medicine!,..
I'm sure you will come out with flying colours...
Oya,run along and go read your books!...

Anonymous said...

I am a medical doctor
And in medical school, I saw a lot of "my parents want me to read medicine" kids. Very intelligent kids but they were falling like pack of cards. Some left the school of their own volition. Others couldn't stand the sight of human corpses; caravan which we used to study then. Some changed to Engineering, computer science and the arts without telling their "parents". I know one who was my room mate. He was solving mathematics for 3rd year Engineering students while we were in our first and second year.
Please girl, reason with your parents and go for what your heart accepts and you know that you can cope with.

Anonymous said...

Young Lady, please go for the one you love and passionate about, don't go for a course because of daddy or mummy said so, it may end in regrets, go for what you love to do only

BLESSED ONE said...

A refreshing chronicle. Sweetheart, judging from your chronicle, you have been going with the flow all your life. Take a step back, relax and ask yourself,'what do I really want?'. Once you have your answer, stand by it come what may. Your parents are living their life, you need to start living yours.

Monkey Face said...

Stella, where is the chronicles nau πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯

Chidinma Grace said...

I love pharmacy more than medicine because am not a fan of blood. So choose wisely so that you won't end up miserably in a wrong course.

Rappakatakata said...

Follow your heart; the one you are very convinced you can do well in. By 'do well in', I do not mean the course you'll merely pass with ease but one you find joy in. That one that ignites your passion.

Isi beke said...

My dear choose d one u wish to study, don't let dem decide for u cos u are d one in it

Kiks said...

Your best bet is to try to make them see reasons why you need to do a course you are sure of passing. Everybody thought I was going to read medicine. Even I wanted to be a doctor but by the day, I am finding out I had no business being in the sciences forget what my placement exam result said. We were feeling on top of the world as science students while I was sneaking out of class to attend history classes. The teacher stopped me from coming because I wasn't going to sit for the exam and I was taking over the question and answer part of the class. Not until jamb began to jam me I now realised maybe.....first time applying for something else I got admission still the breeze of life is blowing me towards the arts. I would have excelled greatly as a law student or a mass communication student though I'm taking steps to retrace my footsteps. Don't be a perambulator like me because your parents think you should be something else. Then again no knowledge is wasted. I still find my sciences and social sciences helpful in places I least expect. I hope I have not confused you further lol.

BLOGLORD (MVBM) said...

Pharmacy and medicine are closely related though with medicine a bit more broader.

But why don't you speak with your parents to allow you pursue your choice of career?.

If you know you will excel in pharmacy than medicine then they should let you.

Honestly I hate it when parents try to decide a career path for their children.

Let the child follow his/her dreams except when that dream is disastrous then you step in.

Na wa.

Affordable perfumes and wrist watches (Nationwide delivery) IG: @VeeTrinityStores said...

You've already written post ume so I'm guessing you've already filled in a course of study.

Is this chronicle not coming in a little too late? Or are you planning to get the change of course form?

Weed Chic said...

If you can cope as a medical student, why not? There's money there. And from what you have written, I'm sure you canπŸ‘

Push up said...

Choose what best suits you, which do you enjoy doing, or is easily understood. They are both great courses and you would always have a job so I don't know what your parents are saying

Chi said...

This is one of my best chronicles so far, my Dear I had same confusion choosing a career path. I choose pharmacy, and it has been fulfilling as well as rewarding . With Pharmacy you can Reach the stars with God on your side . God bless you and keep you focused .

BLOGLORD (MVBM) said...

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
This LE sef.

Chronicle poster since you read this blog, you should know L.E by nowπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Sweet Mother said...

Just like me,writing assignments for English and literature students and I copy my own assignments from my course mates🀣🀣🀣🀣but it wasn't my parent's fault, it was the course the school gave me . I never applied for it.

Greatlady. said...

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ oh my goodness!!!
@So a sixteen year old dey this blog

Anonymous said...

GIRL READ WHAT YOU WANT!!!! DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR PARENTS, THEY WOULD NOT READ YOUR COURSE FOR YOU. YOU SEEM LIKE YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THE MEDICINE.DO NOT GO INTO IT. Go and read pharmacy in peace if that is what you want. Tell your parents that if they want medical doctors, it is not too late for them to go to school and read it by themselves

Anonymous said...

Hi lovely 16 year old, I am glad to know you are smart and got a good head on your shoulder. Coming from a young girl with a masters degree and loads of experience let me break it down for you. Whatever you want to choose now,choose it looking at job and economic market in general. If you choose Pharmacy looking at the job market now it won't pay in the long run and salary wise as well and you spend the same amount of time and years in the university as a medical student. Now if you go for medicine there's no way you won't get a job especially abroad for example in the UK doctors are in high demand and the NHS are more than eager to relocate you and pay you to settle in here. Engineering aswell is an area that always need people here in the UK . These two courses Medicine and engineering if you do get to have a career in either one, there is no way you won't live a comfortable life. Think of life after uni when you choosing a course this is for every young student out there. Life after school is hard always go for a course that will be in high demand.

Em xx

SheriKoko said...

Hmmmm anon 15.08 are u sure u re a doctor??? Which one is caravan again... abi na cadaver u wan write

Olivia Silk said...

My thoughts exactly.
How do you intend to change to medicine? Let's pray you get the Pharmacy first.

St.FranKooL.... said...

#Everything you've ever dreamed of, will often show up in different packaging than you were envisioning*

Olivia Silk said...

Is this my elder sister?

Chi is that you?🀣🀣🀣

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire a.k.a Ugegbe Chike Teflon said...

You write so well 😍 such a breath of fresh air from the shorthand internet lingo.

My dear, I sooo badly wanted arts. I was intelligent enough to pull through sciences but deep down I loved arts. I loved literature and history and economics. But they wanted me to do medicine. Guess what? I never did medicine eventually. And now my mum keeps saying if she had known she would have let me do arts jejely. My sis who was more stubborn about being an accountant instead of being a doctor (and literally passed the pressure on to me) is a successful auditor today. So close to a first class in uni, and now working with one of the big 4s, travelling the world etc.

Sometimes, being stubborn about what you want pays off, as long as you stay determined to deliver results. But then, you also have to know what you want. How do you know what you want?
Picture yourself in 10 years time and work it back to where you at today. Kinda like a mind map. Dont let anyone put you in a box. Don't be swayed. You passed maths doesnt necessarily mean you are a scientist - even though you can be a good scientists if thats what you want. We are all capable of doing things we never thought we could until we excercise our abilities. E.g. I thought I was so poor in physics. Guess what? With extra effort and fear of doing SS3 again, I made a B2 in WAEC. I didn't even believe I knew it that much πŸ˜‚

The final answer lies with you. But whatever decision you take, please be ready to fight for it. And, success (especially today) really doesn't belong to a particular career path. It's really on the inside. Good luck!

Elastic said...

16:35 God bless you! Exactly the advice I gave my niece last week, she was in a twixt to cho BioChem and Medicine, and I gave her the same advice as yours. The situation of the country now is not about following your dream but about dreaming big.


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Nobi's Mum said...

Go for medicine. Better employability prospects.

love aloh said...

So 16yrs dey this blog nd u guys keep talking raw. My dear block ur ears to it becos if for adult oo. Choose wat ur heart want nd follow ur passion

Nobi's Mum said...

It's not a matter of loving a course in Nigeria today. It's about survival. Medicine has a better chance

Anonymous said...

Anon 15.08; medical doctor? and you said caravan? I think not....

Nobi's Mum said...

Sometimes, parents are right because they are older and wiser. Trust me, when you grow up, you realise that some of their ideas were actually for the best.

Anonymous said...

So who is 'a fan of blood' here? Hian!!

The way some of una dey reason sha...like bats.

Jostified Doc said...

Very true.

Jostified Doc said...

Medicine is a calling. If you ain't called you'd be soooo frustrated. I hated my initial years in med school- anatomy especially but kinda came around in clinicals. When you have passion to help and heal it begins to make sense. The money can never be enough compared to the stress and sacrifice you go through. If you have a flare for business and making money, you might prefer pharmacy although medicine is much broader and interesting. You go read tire. But lots of subspecialities to choose from after graduating. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

I guess the auto correct is to blame.

Anonymous said...

Pharmacy has a better chance my dear ,I have a pharmacist as a brother and I am married to a doctor. My brother pharmacist can cough out 5m in a week from his pharmacy but my hubby,a consultant in public health earns 700k in a hospital monthly. Meanwhile my.brother pharmacist also works in the same.hospital but has a pharmacy store.A times his customers come straight to the pharmacy without going to the hospital because the get their drugs in the pharmacy without joining queue like the.hospital. Darling chronicles writer choose wisely.

Anonymous said...

The only science course I will advise someone I love to read apart fro medicine is IT. Others are crap to me sorry, especially in today's Nigeria.

Madam Estateowner said...

My dear, the first thing you have to do is to seek God's direction in prayer. Ask him to show you His plans for your life and I know you won't be. Confused again. Some medical doctors,engineers,pharmacists are poor but when you are where God ordained for you because He knows you from the beginning. Pray with sincere and open mind_. Jer 33 Vs 3 and you will be lifted. It's well with you.

Anonymous said...

That was a typo
Nigerians should be able to differentiate typos from blatant dumbness.
So na "caravan" be all you see from that comment?
What a shame!

Anonymous said...

@Sherikoko:
So doctors don't make mistakes?

Anonymous said...

Just like me,I did science in secondary school and when ssce result came out it was pathetic. My very dear Father advice I should switch to arts since I loved reading and did well in English, I heed his advice and he got teachers for me and they taught me government, literature, maths,English and he paid the teachers per hour. He pays them every week.I wrote my waec in arts and I did well and applied for law in jamb.I passed,got admission to study law.I graduated from sec sch in 2000,wrote jamb and the second waec in 2001, got admission in 2002,graduated in 2007,went to law school in 2008 called to bar in 2009.Tomorrow been the 5th of Nov will be my 8th year at the bar.Today I am a magistrate doing well at my place of work.All thanks to my dad for his advice me.I wonder what would have happened if I didn't listen and went for my science.Poster,look through and see what you can do without serious ishh.And talk to your parents too and tell them your fears.

Anonymous said...

Better employability prospects? For Medicine? In this same Nigeria we’re in?

My first advice will be to speak with people who recently graduated from the courses you’re considering and are working currently. Not students o, graduates for at least 2/3 years.

My 2nd piece of advice: I studied engineering and can tell you for free, Engineering is your best bet, you’ll spend your 5 years and can do a variety of things. The analytical and problem solving skills engineering helps you to build are priceless. Go for engineering

Anonymous said...

Great advice poster pls take this πŸ‘†here. I remember my dad telling me to do nursing instead of microbiology cause me am very stubborn I told him pls put my microbiology. Am not practising it but am happy that I made that decision.

Chi said...

How did you know? It's me! Oby Nwannem m huru na Anya!

Anonymous said...

My dear, go for what you want. For pharmacy, you have broad practice options. You can practice in the hospital, community pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, work as a medical representative or work with government agencies like Nafdac, Ndlea. You have job opportunities for both options. Whichever one you choose, you can't be jobless either you practice here or outside the country. Follow your heart.

Estelle said...

Hi dear. I am a Pharmacist. So I get the craze about reading medicine from your parents.

To be honest, they are both really great courses.

I always say medicine is not for everyone. After their 6 to 7 years undergraduate degree (depending on where you studied), they usually go ahead to specialise in a particular field of medicine. This involves more studies and examinations for them to really reach the peak of their career. Now, don't get me wrong, medicine is a really great course but you have to posess a great deal of patient and love for this course to really reach the peak of your career as a medical doctor. It is not a course to be coerced into studying.

Pharmacy is quite demanding in school. Did you really enjoy reading chemistry in SSS? Because you would do alot of this in Uni. Pharmacy is quite demanding as I said earlier with the chemistry structures and almost everyday lab, pharmacology and what not, but I can assure you that once you pass this stage and graduate, it ushers you to a wide range of job opportunities as a graduate Pharmacist. You can decide to work in any field of pharmacy (hospital, community,industry, pharmaceutical representative) depending on your interest. You wouldn't be restricted to just hospital practice as a pharmacist. You can also be your own boss by owning a community pharmacy which really pays in the long run.

The problem in Nigeria is that there isn't enough awareness about pharmacy as a course so most Nigerian parents always think that if you don't study medicine, you wouldn't have good job opportunities but, they are really wrong. The truth is that, it only comes down to what you really want.

I decided to study pharmacy and so far, I have been grateful I made that decision likewise my parents.

Make your parents understand all that I have said, pray about it and see how it goes. Cheers dear!

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire a.k.a Ugegbe Chike Teflon said...

Anon 18:23 not all Nigerians.
Some of us just like to swear the small stuff, flex muscles where not really needed. So let them πŸ˜‚

Chyluv! said...

I studied medicine Cos i wanted to, its my passion, I had a lot of colleagues who didn't know why they were there, I know a few who also later followed their passion and withdrew from medicine some after 4/5 years, please follow your heart, if u are not sure, think of what would you do that would make u most fulfilled in future, if you are still not sure then do sciences and be open minded about changing when u are sure, or doing another degree since u are still young.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Teenager, First take your options to God and ask him for peace in your heart concerning the decision you make. Parents can only guide us, ultimately it is YOU who has to do the reading and passing.

Pharmacy and Medicine are both good courses. Both have their pros and cons. You may want to speak with a Dr and a Pharmacist to get an idea of what the courses involve. About future opportunities and all, God is the way maker.

You will succeed, no matter what you study.

Anonymous said...

Speak for yourself girl.do u know how much a single surgery worth?Ivf,brian surgery heart surgery ,kidney transplant.and about 10 patients can undergo surgery in a day.you think medicine is about treating malaria and typhoid?

Anonymous said...

In Nigeria the real question should be 'what can really put good on my table ' my dear, read what can increase your employability margin and not just ' following your heart'. What will make your cv attractive to the international market, is a yes for me.

charitybino said...

Follow your heart

Anonymous said...

Yes, tell them. I studied Engineering too. Worked with pharmaceuticals for a bit till I launched my business. Engineering makes you think in a different way. Plus most Engineers I know are not working in the field they studied. Some are investment bankers, financial analysts...etc

Amacastel said...

My der follow your hrt I was forced to study nursing but guess what I have nerver really practice upto 1yr since my graduation as a nurse .Am a full time musician that have travel to 10countries with my band as the leader. My parents have even forgotten am a professional nurse/ midwife sef

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