Is Carryover Beneficial to Students?


 By Oluwatoyin Hawal Momolosho 


"Carryover demonstrates that students differ from one another; no one is born equal."

While some lecturer emphasize the importance of carryover and speed-over for students. The sentence quoted above strikes a chord with me, as though many a speaker enjoys stating it on purpose. Why? Because I am no longer capable of comprehending it. However, despite sleepless nights, most students are unable to pass, and when their results are released, 'FAIL' becomes common. They wish they did not have to read, and they feel rash and hesitant.

However, we all have varied capacities in terms of reading, learning, and comprehending, and the one with carryovers deserved happiness as well. Adding one mark to his 39 could have prevented him or her from receiving a "F," which signifies "failure."

Nonetheless, there are various clubs on campus where students can participate, and these groups may provide you with a better notion and knowledgeable result. However, when students continue to join unnecessary gangs and clubs that will not offer any positive concepts to their lives, some of these students will continue to fail.

Furthermore, the stress of a student having to prepare for two or more papers in one day is insane and has a negative impact on their health. Even most examiners will not consider you having two tests at the same time; all they know is that if you do not want to repeat the course, you must sit for the exam.

Most of the time, the course lecturer will have to force you to attend his class, despite the fact that he or she knows you cannot miss the other sessions as well. This will not allow a student's mind to be settled, causing them to have a variety of ideas and feelings, eventually leading to depression and the desire to commit suicide.

Carryover is one of those things that should not define a student, but it does for some unfortunate students. And who are the unlucky ones around here? Those who are unable to read do not attend class or try assignments. The frustration of having to retake a course is depressing, and it lowers morale. Especially if the student needed to carry over two or three courses.

Actually, we cannot blame it on the lecturers' nefariousness; most students nowadays do not attend lessons, and such things will cause the majority of students to fail. We all have different instructors, and some are attendance-based, reminding you that if you want to sit for the course's examination, you must attend 70% of his or her class, and if you want to avoid carryover, you must always attend the lectures at the appropriate time and days. 

In general, it had ruined the lives of students; most of them had lost face in class and among their peers—even though some of them deserved these consequences.

To summarize, the only remedy is for these students to take their studies seriously. More than ever, education requires seriousness. They should never forget to pray since God's grace is important. If you do these things, you have a good chance of succeeding in a big way. God will assist everyone in coming out in flying colors.


Oluwatoyin Hawal Momolosho is a creative writer, budding Journalist, and community developer. 

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Adekunle Famuyiwa

An avid writer, campus Journalist, researcher and budding Lawyer. Currently a 500-level student of Law at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, and the Editor-In-Chief of Observers Mag


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