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Monday, 12 September 2016

Faulty Foundations & The Flighty





When I saw this on Instagram yesterday morning I was speechless. I still am... I dunno guys, please share your thoughts. 

Are his village people dancing shoki with his destiny or is this the act of a forthright young man? Read below. 


"Just as a house that was built on a faulty foundation will surely collapse, it is also certain that a career that is built on a faulty foundation will definitely collapse. All through my secondary school days, I was just a church ‘goer’, without genuine salvation and the fear of God. As a result, I got my WASSCE result through examination malpractice.

By the grace of God, now, I have encountered the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which called for repentance and restitution.

Sir, with deep conviction, I have  realised that there is no point building my academic career on a faulty foundation; since the WASSCE result I got through malpractice is the basis in which my admission into this university was anchored.

Therefore, I have decided to withdraw from the university and start all over again."


17 comments:

  1. Aunt Thelma ... pls how do I send in my story

    my email is vivianezeadum@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Vivian. Pls send to thelmathinks@gmail.com

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  2. I sent an email to nwando but Google said it does not exist again
    ie nwando163@gmail.com

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  3. oh, God bless him! and I pray he finds a path that is truly built on God's foundations.

    I understand his actions. It is not my place to say if it's the RIGHT action, because I believe he's acting as the Spirit leads.

    I was once in church, and a gentleman came before the whole congregation on bended knees to admit that he obtained fraudulent qualifications. And I think he wrote to the body to cancel his certificate or resigned from his job or something like that.

    I also know of another gentleman who lied about his age to get into University, but went back to the University after graduating to "confess"/right his wrongs.

    These two people went about it the way they deemed the most fit, and so also, this young man here is following his conscience. I cannot fault that. It is better to own Common Entrance qualification with peace of mind than to hold a PhD that stabs your conscience in the dark of the night.

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    1. Same here, I share d same sentiment. I've read of people who dd similar things & I can't fault dem bc I believe dey acted from d promptings of d spirit. God be their strength.

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  4. Same here, was also speechless.

    Just a thought...if I were the DVC, I'd write to WAEC to re-examine him on the required entry subjects for his desired course at a time that is convenient for him and WAEC. I don't think his withdrawal from the university would greatly serve the interests of any stakeholder here. His penitence should be acknowledged and rewarded without a harsh punishment as withdrawal.

    PS: I think there are more *agreeable* ways of handling scenarios like this. This approach seems to be quite extreme.

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  5. I applaud his courage!!!! πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ
    We are different... His conscience, peace of mind and salvation obviously matters to him a lot. In a world where morals and doing the right thing has gone into oblivion... Little wonder why his would be strange.

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  6. I think someone lacks pragmatism...

    I don't understand how this is laudable.

    Why is waec exam result your validity for intelligence?

    The fact that your 'formal education' is your ONLY(wonder why) road map to a 'triumphant future' hence you can pride yourself in deferring 3years to make a point is just utterly ridiculous.

    You only live once, three years gone is three years you can't take back from your life span. You will not even be in this world in 100years From Now, none of us will, so who are we priding ourselves with on a deferment of a serious academic pursuit because of a single exam 3or 4years prior?

    How about the other exams you have been writing and passing since year 1?

    Those exams have to be the unfortunate ones, so you wasted their time and their respective quests to validate your intelligence yeah?

    Bottom line, this is just another ill-thought decision based upon religious grounds, simply.

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    1. "...You will not even be in this world in 100years From Now..so who are we priding ourselves with on a deferment of a serious academic pursuit because of a single exam 3or 4years prior...".

      That's the Point isn't it? Some people are ready to sacrifice the gains they made through falsehood to please no one but GOD. It's not about his career, his wasted 3 years or his audience. It's about making GOD smile.

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    2. Yeah Memphis. And it's not really abt aw fast, Dar 3years cud still be wasted if say he finishes & doesn't get a job.

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    3. please don't take this personally, Uyi, please don't. But this reasoning right here is why countries like Nigeria are messed up. People believe they can acquire things the wrong way today, repent tomorrow, and live happily on the proceeds of their wrongful acquisition.In my opinion, I see this no different as armed robbery or kidnapping. People do scandalous things to make it "big", and then later conveniently remember to change their ways (only pending ofcourse when the next irresistible opportunity comes their way again, and then they can indulge, and repent again). but really, who is fooling who?

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    4. I totally get the point to be all righteous, but seriously?
      Even after deferring, who is still fooling who?
      Someone with a third class will get a job that you with First Class won't get. You have 3years head start and you think an ssce exam will suddenly make everything feel right in this world?
      Please.

      I'm just being pragmatic about it. Nothing more

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    5. Oga Memphis, "Some people are ready to sacrifice the gains they made through falsehood to please no one but GOD."

      There are so many ways to please and displease God, choosing what ways to please God wouldn't make you any less of a sinner than your next door neighbor. You have sinned, so you think when you defer your admission then you have 'unsinned'?
      Spare me.

      You commit adultery, do you go back to the opposite sex to undo it?

      You know what, I spied in class during exam, now that's a sin. I guess we all have to go back and rewrite those exams because my seating partner made me pass the exams.
      Maybe someone would come now and say he or she didn't spy in any formal validation of intelligence.

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    6. "...There are so many ways to please and displease God, choosing what ways to please God wouldn't make you any less of a sinner than your next door neighbor...".

      EEZ DAT RIGHT? Lol. Funny. And I thought pleasing GOD was all about gaining salvation. So from these words "wouldn't make you any less of a sinner than you next door neighbor", I'm wondering why you get angry at *neighbors* like PDP, kidnappers, rapist, boko haram, peadophiles, etc, since, according to you right now, we're all the same.

      Yes, many ways to please GOD. You spied in exam (lol). Good for you, GOD forgives you. You've moved on from that. But when you see someone coming forward to request that he carry over a course because his grade wasn't a true reflection of his ability, I honestly don't see why such a person should be mocked seeing as it's one of the many ways to please GOD. Question now is, do you think GOD will fault his action?

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  7. Hmmmmmm
    I won't judge him but in his shoes, I wouldn't go this route.

    -F

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  8. I dont know what to say to this guy. If he was my friend Ill laugh at him all day then slap shit out of him. This is not smart at all. This has nothing to do with the Bible reference of faulty foundation. But then....this can be some sort of spiritual leading. Who know?? Peace

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