Please help your sister:



I am currently studying at university doing my second year in Law. I have moved back and forth, from college and universities. Still I find myself in a predicament where I feel university isn’t for me.

Recently I failed some of my modules and now I struggle to find funding. I looked for work but everything lately requires experience or a degree/diploma.

I don’t know what to do but pack up and leave as I hope that somewhere else work would be easy to find.

I have never been away from home and fear the worst, so I recently decided on starting a business. That too is not working out as I always lose customers because of the distance between me and them.

Now I’m just trying off the last year that I can at university.

My heart just is not in it.

Help me please.


If you are able to tear a page from your book of wisdom, please help this young lady. Please Note: Leave your comment using the form below.

Thanks as always,

The Team


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  • thandi says:

    Hi dear

    Have you tried doing psychometric test at the university facilities and get counselling. It helps a lot with planning your future and knowing your strengths and weaknesses.

    As for failing your modules it could be that you have fears and your fears are just a step away from your greatness. We all fail at something but if you view failure as a chance to correct your mistakes then you’ll get better results.

    Wish you all the best.

  • Ntokozo says:

    Listen, i wouldn’t advise you to quit at all. However, keeping at it when it clearly isn’t working might also be a horrible idea. My advice, take some time out, go home, evaluate your options and decide what it is you really want to do. i feel you torn between starting a business, getting a job and going through university and in my experience each of those need your utmost effort. think about it,what you really want to do and do that. do not do a thousand things at once. that never works.

  • Ntjime says:

    I wish I had an opportunity to study at a university, First my sister I would say to you why quit when there are so many options before quitting. You made it through first year, find that thing that made you to pass there, re-energize it and be smart about how you want to manage your studies. tertiary education is no easy but believe you have a chance now, and this now moment will never come again in your life. Just get the qualification and get a startup in life, you can always do without it in future.

    And I live by “If we need all those thing to keep us going in our daily basis like bathing…well motivation is part of those things in the age that we are living in, then do it everyday.”
    I motivate myself everyday and it works. Good Luck

  • Lerato says:

    I was in the same situation but then i got a learnership which i applied for through puff and pass and i get a stipend every month, i had to move back home too, which was sad because i felt like my dreams were shattered but look, every month with the little i get i pay for my outstanding fees and take care of myself. I am doing this learnership in hopes that i finish, get my certificate and with the skills and experience i got through the learnership i can get good job and later send myself back to school. its never the end of the world and you really cant give up and one thing i live by is “if no one is willing to help you, do it yourself”

    Apply for learnerships, take over the world by yourself. this world owes us nothing but we can give it everything if we try hard enough.

    good luck and i hope everything works out for you 🙂


  • scoobies says:

    I’m a town and regional planning student in uj currently doing my in-services training in a company in mpumalanga ,i was promised a job on the agreement that i graduate next year but then got 40% on my project work B which is the only thing leading me to face fees next year and forfeit my offer, it stressed me to the point that i’m even thinking of quitting everything.