Wednesday, 7 March 2012
AN HISTORY CLASS
It was the first day of the session and a new
direct entry student; Mensah, a Ghanaian, joined the class
in one of Nigeria's universities.
The Lecturer said, "let's begin by reviewing
some Nigeria history."
The Lecturer asked who said,
"I shall return to die in the land of my fathers?"
She saw a sea of blank faces,
except for Mensah, who had his
hand up. Mensah replied: "King Jaja of
"very good!" said lecturer.
Then she asked again, who said, "The land
use act will feed the nation?"
Again, no response except from Mensah:
The Lecturer snapped at the
class; "class, you should be
ashamed. Mensah, who is new to our
Country, knows more about its history than you do."
The Lecturer heard a loud whisper: "Ghana
must go". "who said that?" she demanded,
Mensah put his hand up, "Buhari 1984."
At that point, a student in the back scornfully
said; "Hmmm, you think you are smart?"
The Lecturer glared and asked; "All
right! Now, who said that?"
Again, Mensah said, "Babangida to Abiola,
Now furious, another student
yelled; "Oh yeah! Eat this!" Mensah jumped
out of his chair waving his hand and
shouting to the Lecturer,
"Indian mistress giving an apple to Abacha,
Now, with almost mob hyseria,
someone said; "You little shit. If you say
anything else, I'll kill you."
Mensah frantically yelled at the at the top of
his voice; "Chris Uba to Ngige, 2004!"
The Lecturer fainted, and as the class gathered
around her on the floor, someone said; "Oh
shit, we're in Big trouble now!"
Mensah whispered; "Chimaroke Nnamani,
Ayodele Fayose and Lucky Igbinedon 2007"
Someone angrily said; "Don't answer him,
he is a fool" Mensah smiled replied;
"Obansanjo to IBB, 2011"
- Aluko Olumide Rapvirus.