In a nutshell, are you not tired of schooling? Wake up 6:30, pray, brush, have your bath, then you rush down for MTH 101, sit down and gist with your colleagues?
Then the lecturer comes in and keep ranting all in the name of teaching, all in a most noisy environment without a credible sound system.
After that, you rush down to the class room, you either meet the lecturer in, or you have to wait for him, if you meet him in, he either sends you out or ignore you as you sneak in, then you sit for an hour or two as the main man dictates or explains or ramble words from a note he has earlier rehearsed.
Then you wait for one or more lecture, before you actually find your way back home, or wait to play with your friends and charge your phone.
In all this, it is either you have eaten or not, research has it that almost 72% of undergraduates go to school with empty stomach. I really wonder how student cope with receiving lectures without eating, due to the fact that I find it hard to comprehend anything if I am hungry in class.
This circle goes on till you finally get to 400 or 500l, and when you graduate, then reality hits you like a bitch.
My brothers and sisters, when you graduate, that is when you will understand that your certificate is just some piece of paper with inscriptions, however it could make or mar you, but the chances that you will excel based on that paper is slim, like the camel’s eye passing through a needle, you might even graduate with a first class honors, or your lecturers might have bastardized your result disregarding all the efforts you took that has been earlier stated, (they will still tell you that you didn’t read enough), companies might reject you, you might fail interviews, you might not even find a job in your field, you might go back to the streets, you might be an handsome, soft spoken, well dressed, professional okada rider.
Some of you will find a job, and yet loose happiness, you are on a 9 to 5, you loose your life, your smile, your joy, your quiet time, your piece of mind, your will, your freedom, your personal time, the love of your life, and those 419 banks will pay you a whooping, big, hefty sum of #50 thousand monthly, and if you are into law, which is the mother of professions, you might even end under the bridge printing affidavits.
The reality is this, once all you do as an undergraduate is all I mentioned earlier on, you are finished from the beginning. As for me, I am tired of schooling, I want to get educated, I have learnt more from myself than I will ever learn from any professor, my brain manufacture ideas, I think beyond the four walls of a dungeon called classroom, I reason beyond the medulla oblongata and notes of a trainee called a lecturer, I want to invent, invest, build, support, manufacture, produce, I want to practicalize my ideas, I want to be big, I aim higher than any motivational speaking, I can relate with myself and make something big of myself, if they can do it..
Why can’t I?
If they can make it?
Why can’t I?
I refuse to be a robot, I want my voice heard, the truth is this, I AM TIRED OF SCHOOLING, I WANT TO BE EDUCATED.
Written by:- by Ogundimu Samuel Olajide (LLB, intends)
#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos
The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.
The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.
The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”
This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.
“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”
NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest
The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.
He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.
Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.
He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.
FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock
The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday ended in a deadlock.
Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for ASUU to report back on the decision of its NEC.
In a bid to end the strike, the federal government agreed to release N30billion for payment of arrears of earned academic allowance to the university lecturers.
The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting revealed that the release of N20 billion funds for revitalisation of public universities will be payable by the end of January 2021.
On the issue of Earned Academic Allowances(EAA), which had accumulated to N40 billion since November 2019, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) made a commitment to release N30 billion on or before November 6, 2020.
He said the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022, respectively.
The communiqué also revealed that ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
The issue of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) almost stalled the meeting as the federal government asked that IPPIS be allowed to operate in the interim until the test run on UTAS is concluded.
But ASUU insisted on payment of outstanding salaries on the old GIFMIS platform before full implementation of UTAS.
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