If you attended a Nigerian primary school and you were probably born in the 70’s or 80’s, then you can relate to these.
1) THE BIG OLD BULLIES: Then is very different from now. Nowadays, some Pry 5 pupils are not even up to 8!!! Back in the days, we had some papas and mamas as classmates. These set of people were usually dull and chronic habitual late-comers. They sat at the back of the class. They were mostly cruel and would beat you up mercilessly for not showing them answers in class or when you refuse to share your food with them. The guys had hairy yam legs and from their voice, you could tell they were full grown adults! Our headmaster no try at all!!! I still wonder why he admitted our ancestors as classmates!
2) THE SMART CRIMINALS: These set of classmates were always having it lavishly during break. They would buy every edible thing sold in the school compound and were always willing to share. You would start wondering where they got the money from! At home, their parents always complained of missing money!!!
3) THE TROUBLE-MAKERS: These set of classmates were always fond of formenting trouble. They would deflate the ball on the play-ground if they didn’t chose them in a football game, irrespective of the time they came to the field. They were always combat-ready because they would steal your pencils, pen, ruler, books and convert them to theirs. Ogbeni, you go dey see your name for the ruler korokoro but dem go still tell you say na dem get am! If you pressure dem too much, na fight go end am!!!
4) THE TEACHERS’ PETS: These set of classmates were usually loved by the teachers, probably, because they were intelligent. Though, sometimes, e dey be like say partial dey involve for the thing o! They were the good boys and girls. They helped teachers carry their things home and they knew the homes of the teachers because they were regular visitors. These folks always scored high in class.
5) THE WICKED CLASS MONITORS: They would deliberately omit the names of their noise-maker friends and include your name in the noise-makers list! Yes o! You that have been quiet…just because you didn’t share your fried fish with them during break! Then, the teacher would come in with the big cane and you would be feeling funky that you have been quiet, only to hear your name being called from the list as a noise-maker. Chai! Efe, the thunder wey go fire your blokos still pem for one corner dey chew groundnut!!!
6) THE BEGGISTS: These classmates could beg beyond begging! They graduated from beggars to beggists because they became experts! They would beg you for every little thing till you start wondering whether they had parents at all. If they meet you enjoying your mango jejeli, they wouldn’t mind asking you for the seed! Leave am for dem, na dia work. Dem go shine the seed dry for you.
7) THE Indecency CREW: These guys had the job of exchanging Indecency magazines for money; even at such age! They were rotten like decayed fish. These were the type of pupils that would go to the restrooms to draw pictures with chalk depicting sexual acts and write all sort of nasty things on the walls such as T.O.T.O! I am not surprised; many of them graduated to become members of the vaselin crew!
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