The change from primary school to high school was surprisingly easy for most of us. Adapting to the new environment went smoothly because it was similar to primary school. However, university is the total opposite of high school and the transition can be overwhelming. So here are some things to expect in university that are totally different from high school.

First things first, you have total freedom when it comes to your academics. This means that your parents and lectures will not baby you in any way, you will have to be responsible for your own academics. There will not be a teacher running after because you failed to submit your assignment on time. So you will need to take responsibility and learn to prioritize your academics on your own.

Apart from the academic freedom, academic pressure is one bump in the road that is not expected during the transition. Yes, the first year is less academically demanding than the years that follow. However, due to this fact many first-year students tend to underestimate the workload.High school was rather lenient on the amount of work that you were given, so therefore you will need to prepare yourself when coming to university

Lastly, your daily 6-hour school schedule changes completely. First of all on some days, you might only have 3 classes and the next day you might not have any classes at all.  This is quite a drastic change from high school and you will need some time getting used to it.

University is very different from high school but when you know more or less, what to expect the transition will be much easier.

Ngumeritiza Katjimune

Hi, I'm Ngume and I'm a contributor at Afterbreak Magazine in Windhoek, Namibia. I am currently a first year student at the University of Namibia, majoring in Biochemistry, Biomedical. In my role as a contributor, I aspire to be a voice for the voiceless and to inspire and motivate the youth.

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April 2020