Dropped out of school

Dropped Out of School: What Next?

Several people drop out of school for one reason or the other – whatever, the reason for dropping out of school, it’s important to realize that dropping out of school is not the end of the world.

Some people who have dropped out of school find it difficult to fit into society because of the psychological effect of dropping out of school.

Even if you have dropped out of school as a result of not possessing conventional skills, you can still achieve great success.

Indeed you can reach great height even as a school dropout. However, you will need to know how you can do that.

If you find yourself in a country like Nigeria where graduates are finding it difficult to get a job. Then you did be wondering what hope is left for you as a school dropout.

But that shouldn’t be your mindset – even if nobody will give you a job you can easily create your own business idea.

Related: Businesses you can start with little or no capital

More so, not all jobs require professional qualifications. You can easily get jobs online these days provided you are learned a bit and you can surf the internet.

Causes of school dropout

The reasons for dropping out of college varies from academic failure to boredom. However, there are several other reasons why students drop out of school such as:

  • Financial constraints
  • Mental illness
  • Pregnancy
  • Bad behaviors (drugs, cultism, etc.)
  • disabilities (disable students).

Effects of school dropout

Dropping out of school can make you face adverse effects such as low self-esteem, affected psychological well-being, and you may feel you lack the skills or knowledge required to achieve your desires.

If these effects are not well managed, you may find it hard to blend into the society you find yourself.

What successful people dropped out of school

There are several influential people you never knew were school dropouts, people like:

  • Wolfgang Puck
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Peter Jennings
  • Walt Disney
  • Bill Gates
  • Dave Thomas
  • David Karp
  • Charles Dickens
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Richard Branson
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Steve Jobs, etc.

There are several others not mention here, who were high school dropouts but they are successful people today.

What to do if you dropped out of school

Even if you are a school dropout it is not the end of the world. You can still impact your society by doing what you are passionate about.

There are several people that dropped out of school to follow their passion, while several others dropped out of school because of financial constraints.

You can still be a successful person in life regardless of the reason that made you drop out of school.

Below are things you can do, that will help you cope with dropping out of school.

1. Develop an interest in something

Develop interest for something and engage actively in it. In fact, developing an interest in something will help you get over the depression of being a school dropout.

2. Pursue a career

You should pursue a career even if you are a dropout and avoid sitting around or mixing yourself with folks that will not benefit you positively.

You should think of a career where you can apply your skill or knowledge you possess and add value to your life and impact your society.

3. Make this successful high school dropouts your role model

Although a lot of people think dropping out of high school is a bad omen (Bad-luck) and that dropouts are usually the poorest. However, that is not true in most cases as several people have gone from being school dropouts to world-renown rich men.

4. Write down your future goals

You need to set future goals in certain areas of your life. Similarly, writing down your future goals helps you know where to focus your attention on, and the research you’ll need to do to get there.


One bad experience should not define or influence your entire life. Dropping out of school may affect your psychological well-being but as I have said earlier there are things you can do that will help you cope.

While several people can handle the psychological effect of dropping out of school several others cannot.

During the period you are facing this challenge stay or hang out with positive-minded people and avoid bad companies so you won’t be a nuisance to the community you are in.

There is a saying “you can either put dope in your vain or hope in your brain”. I want you to put hope in your brain and impart your generation positively.

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I am Anthony Stephen, an information blogger and the Chief Editor of InfotipsNG. My sole aim of creating this blog is to give Nigerians and other people all over the world well-researched information.

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