Series

THE DIARY OF A FRESH GRADUATE: PROJECT AND PROJECT SUPERVISORS

posted by Barakah April 6, 2017 8 Comments

Hey diary,I had so much last week that I almost forgot I still had my project to deal with. Projects are unforgettable as there is no way you can graduate from a Nigerian university without completing one.

Read THE DIARY OF A FRESH GRADUATE: THE MOMENT YOU DROP YOUR PEN…

As soon as you get into your final year in a Nigerian University, all you get to deal with is your project and your project supervisor some get to complete theirs before their final exams and some (like me) do after their final exams but the most important as regards projects and supervisors is that you get a good/nice supervisor because it is usually otherwise most times.

(what I am saying in essence, is that you pray for a good project supervisor prior to your final year).

I was lucky to have to have a good supervisor as compared to other people. I am sure other graduates can relate when it comes to escapades with project supervisors like chasing supervisors around in Nigeria universities because sometimes they are not from the school, some supervisors even go as far as demanding for illicit affairs from students (my friends experienced this from their supervisors) and some demand for a huge amount of money e.t.c.

my roommate who happened to be from the sciences depended on lab reports for her project so she was pretty occupied.They continued checking their progress regularly and made sure to keep the supervisor posted, he never told them they were wrong till they believed they were done and close to defense.He made it known to them that they did absolute rubbish and they were not ready to graduate.They couldn’t even cry, how they later finished it in their group and made A’s was exciting.

Nigerian supervisors can just be unnecessarily tough with their students and I think it is one thing school systems/government should look into but as much as supervisors have their issues I also think some student decide their fate themselves. Take for example, My roommate came back from her supervisor and narrated her colleague’s ordeal.This guy paid about 40 000 Naira for his work to be done by someone else and unfortunately he didn’t study it before he tendered it to the supervisor, the supervisor wanted to know how far and asked for explanation but unfortunately he said different things entirely to what was in the book, Now you can only begin to Imagine what the supervisor did.

My project was pretty interesting and fun to do as my project topic was historical reconstruction using Kunle Afolayans movie October 1st as a case study after different topics were tendered, most times supervisors don’t give you chance to choose your topic, they give whatever they feel they could work with.

But hey October 1st is a must watch movie, if you haven’t watched it.

So after using the whole of last week to relax and chill, I finally decided to complete my project but my supervisor decided he wasn’t going to be in school. I am not even stressed only because I have been working hard and I have a nice supervisor so you can tell that as much as I still have one more major thing to complete I am already living a graduate’s life.

Oh yea! living a graduate life Indeed!, I had spent so much in school that after the treat i gave myself over my final exam i had zero Naira left so I had to return home to reimburse myself and finally come back and say good bye to this yeye university. (well maybe it’s a final Good bye and maybe not). we shall get to know soon.

So in the main time what was your project topic and what was your experience like with your supervisor? and If you are about writing yours, what are you proposing?

Kindly Let me know in the comment section, I would love to hear from you.

 

 

Written by Rafiah.R

You may also like

8 Comments

ibiyemi mutee'ah April 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

My project topic was “the effect of information communication technology on the teaching-learning process of accounting education students in universities’ faculties of education in Lagos state” my supervisor was not really nice but compared to my friend’s, he’s okay. It was difficult working with him, he doesn’t keep to time, I always spend hours waiting for him, how would you describe someone who would ask you to meet him in his office by 10 am and you’re still waiting till 4pm, sometimes he won’t even show up only to ask you to come back the following day after waiting for several hours. He was always correcting and correcting before asking you to proceed to the next chapter, as if that was not enough, he corrected my rough typing four times before asking me to submit my binded copies. Two weeks after I submitted my binded copies, he called me again asking me to come and make some corrections ( just three figures), I couldn’t control those tears that day but alhamdulillah a lecturer came to my aid and ask me to use black pen to correct it. A week later I went to see him for my copy but he said he would call me, I never saw his call so I decided to call him a month after, he said he would get back to me. I called him two weeks ago and he said I should come for it, a project I submitted since 1st week of December 2016. Alhamdulilah I finally collected my copy on 29th March 2016.

Reply
ibiyemi mutee'ah April 6, 2017 at 3:41 pm

My project topic was “the effect of information communication technology on the teaching-learning process of accounting education students in universities’ faculties of education in Lagos state” my supervisor was not really nice but compared to my friend’s, he’s okay. It was difficult working with him, he doesn’t keep to time, I always spend hours waiting for him, how would you describe someone who would ask you to meet him in his office by 10 am and you’re still waiting till 4pm, sometimes he won’t even s 4pm, sometimes he won’t even show up only to ask you to come back the following day after waiting for several hours. He was always correcting and correcting before asking you to proceed to the next chapter, as if that was not enough, he corrected my rough typing four times before asking me to submit my binded copies. Two weeks after I submitted my binded copies, he called me again asking me to come and make some corrections ( just three figures), I couldn’t control those tears that day but alhamdulillah a lecturer came to my aid and ask me to use black pen to correct it. A week later I went to see him for my copy but he said he would call me, I never saw his call so I decided to call him a month after, he said he would get back to me. I called him two weeks ago and he said I should come for it, a project I submitted since 1st week of December 2016. Alhamdulilah I finally collected my copy on 29th March 2017.

Reply
ibiyemi mutee'ah April 6, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Your Comment
my project topic was “the effect of ICT on teaching-learning process of accounting education students in universities’ faculty of education in lagos state. my supervisor was not really nice but compare to my friends I will say he’s okay. it was difficult working with him, how would you describe someone who would ask you to meet him in his office by 10am and you had to wait till 4pm, sometimes he won’t even show up only to ask you to come back the following day. he changed my topic when I was about to proceed to chapter two, he said he didn’t like the topic as if he wasn’t the one that approved the topic in the first place, he later gave me a new topic. he was always correcting and correcting before asking me to proceed to the next chapter, as if that was not enough, he corrected my rough typing for proof reading four times before asking me to submit my binded copies. two weeks after I submitted d binded copies, he called me to come and make some corrections (four figures missing), I couldn’t control my tears that day but alhamdulilah one of my lecturers intervened so he asked me to fill the missing figures with black pen. a week later I went to see him for my copy but h
e said he would call me, I didn’t see his call so I called him a month later he said he will get back to me but I never stop calling him. it was two weeks ago when I called him that he asked me to come for it. Alhamdulilah I collected my copy on 29th march 2017, a project I’ve submitted since 1st week of december 2016

Reply
Barakah April 9, 2017 at 12:07 pm

Oh wow! You saw it all. God save people from these unwanted supervisors. Thank God you are done!

Reply
Zainab April 16, 2017 at 7:36 pm

My project topic was ‘SMS abbreviation as a discourse analysis ‘, I always see my supervisor as a ‘borer’from afar,but when he was appointed as my supervisor, I was like Zainab you are in for it with this man that doesn’t associate with students. Almighty Allah was most merciful to me in front of this man, if he ask others to submit their projects, he will ask me to bring mine for checking immediately without submitting it, we will go through it together and correct my mistakes . Funny enough when I got to chapter five of my work, ? my supervisor decides to put on hot sit, I was asked to submit my project within three days, binded. I was like ‘seriously ‘he has not check my chapter five, have not reproof read it, am still trying to correct some things. It was indeed a great memory.

Reply
Barakah April 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm

woow… Thank God it’s now a memory.. On to greater things in life.Thank you zainab for stopping by.

Reply
The diary of a fresh graduate: when reality hits you. - Barakah's Thoughts April 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm

[…] Read Project and project supervisors. […]

Reply
The diary of a fresh graduate: the word "approved". - Barakah's Thoughts April 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

[…] Read the Project and project supervisors. […]

Reply

Leave a Comment