“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Nicolaus Copernicus

Perhaps you must have read that knowledge is the currency of destiny that determines your purchasing power in the marketplace of life. Knowledge saves you from unnecessary frustrations in life. Knowledge also informs the way you respond to certain situations and circumstances in life. Today, we live in a knowledge-driven world. Therefore, wherever you find yourself, you can only be as relevant as the knowledge you have. The interesting thing about knowledge is that anybody can achieve academic success with it. This is because knowledge is what drives our experiences in life. This includes all that you have ever been taught, all that you witnessed or saw, heard, read, or even perceived. 

Academic success has to do with your learning progress and achievements in school/classroom-related activities. But it is important to also note that your academic success is largely dependent on your capacity to acquire, retain and recollect information that is regarded as knowledge. The acquisition of knowledge is also one of the major reasons we go to school. Academic success makes us fulfilled learners or students. 

As students, one of the major reasons we go to school is to acquire functional knowledge that will benefit us and society at large. Former United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan once said: “Knowledge is power, information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” The question is: Do you make use of every situation or circumstance you find yourself in to learn something new or add to your knowledge base? Always bear in mind that everything that happens in and around us adds to the information we have. The pursuit of knowledge is a life-long experience in which academic success is a foundational part.

With academic success being important in our quest for life-long success, we, therefore, have to give our all in acquiring the knowledge needed to achieve it. You must not get confused with the narratives around the country that kind of look down on academic success. Never believe this lie as we are here as B2SL to show you how possible academic success is so you can keep taking your studies seriously.

Please use the comment section to let us know what truly think about academic success in times like these where it seems as though academic success is not worth it. You are also free to ask questions if you have any via the comment section.




Henry Ibrahim is the Content Creator at B2SL. He loves working with young people to help them discover their purpose in life. You can contact him at

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  • Omole Eninlaloluwa

    Hmmmmn, knowledge is accepting that you know some things and you do not know certain things, then you get to know more

  • Maxine Foye

    In quest for knowledge and academic exploits we must not be confused with things that look down on that goal

  • Aiyedusho Beatrice

    The capacity to acquire, retain and recollect information is known as knowledge and knowledge is power which definitely means with knowledge, we can do and undo…..thank you sir for this powerful writeup, more power to your elbow sir

  • Mohammed sharif Aliyu

    awareness or familiarity gain by experience of a fact or situation cannot be done without knowledge. Knowledge is the key 🔐

    • Oyebamiji Timothy Ayomide

      We must learn to know and not learn to pass examinations

  • Ajilore Daniel O.

    Nothing is ever established and achieved without knowledge. Functional knowledge is accepting what you know and what you don’t know hence differentiating what is good from what is bad. I see Knowledge as the functional part of a successful community and success as the integral part.

  • Jeffrey Atunure

    Our academic success depends on how we put effort into achieving knowledge

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