I’ve been having problem with anxiety since I was little, was a timid sensitive girl got to secondary school started off well as it was a new beginning,later on i began to experience anxiety,low self confidence and self comparison when I was in js2 due to friendship problems I later became a boarder in that school my anxiety increased as I was dealing with homesickness fear of multitude in the hostel, anxious of my classmates and depressed about leaving my former daystudent life to being a boarder.
I got along with the system later on although I still had undercover anxiety issues. Within these while I payed not much attention to my actual studies and in my ss1 I chose to study medicine because I always wanted to be involved in making the world a better place.I began to experience anxiety again because I wasn’t doing so well in science subjects excluding biology,I would be so anxious about getting called out in classes to solve equations etc.During exams I would cheat as well as try to do as I’m capable to.
Later on i began to ponder on changing to an art field in life, I was so anxious about the idea of going to a new class with no friends and all my insecurities being revealed, I just was frozen and confused and depressed the demands of science became More and more o actually became so depressed at a point as well as societal anxiety I had in school. I later just decided to write my external exams there in science and probably graduate and think of what next.
I cheated as well for my exams excluding UTMEof course, I spent a year and at home so scared of what to do about my academics as I dreaded the idea of having to go back to school and learn art subjects I was so confused and my parents got tired of my indecisiveness and passive attitude concerning my future major, I was just to scared to say what I wanted because I thought saying that will put me in a fixed position of probably writing waec again which I dreaded so much, later on in life I realized after gaining exposure to the outside wirld that things aren’t as complex as I had been thinking and changing majors was not so bad and degrading, but at this point I was out of time and had to just continue from in medicine or face my already infuriated parents and drop the bombshell that I wanted to transfer to a different major after wasting so much time being undecided and confused. NOW this is something that affects my future at this point what on earth can I do and I just feel so exhausted to stand the reactions and repercussions ill face.

1 Comment
  • Anonymous
    10:42 AM, 8 February 2023

    Dear friend, I understand that dealing with both anxiety and the pressure to cheat in school can be incredibly difficult and overwhelming. It’s important to remember that cheating is never a solution and can have long-lasting consequences on your future. Instead, try to focus on finding healthier ways to manage your anxiety, such as exercising, journaling, or speaking with a therapist. They can help you develop coping strategies and work through any underlying issues that may be contributing to your anxiety.
    When it comes to school work, prioritize self-care and set achievable goals for yourself. Don’t be afraid to reach out to teachers or tutors for extra help or support. Remember that your worth and success is not defined by your grades, but by your character and effort. By seeking help and practicing self-care, you can overcome these challenges and build a brighter future for yourself.

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