Finally, it has come where one is done with teachers fussing over not handed in projects, having incomplete homework, arriving late for school, getting demerits for misconduct, having to attend detention and the ridiculous school uniforms some of us had to wear, it is all over. Even though high school was much of a bore there were also good times and highlights such as, having many friends, functions and fundraisers and most people’s favourite, the matric dance and the after party. This may be all good and gone but one has not really had the time to sit down and think to themselves “am I really ready for tertiary?”. Seeing your name in the newspaper, at the end of your matric year, one has a sigh of relief that they are officially done with school, but not knowing what lies ahead at tertiary.
There is stress built up on while looking for your “ideal” tertiary institution which best suits your needs and personality. Once you find the institution you want, you are quite amazed at what you find along the way, as there are many challenges that you never expected to see and get quite nervous and tense. University may build you up or break you down it all boils down to what you believe in and what type of people you associate yourself with and what type of goals and standards you have set for yourself to succeed.