Thursday, 11 October 2007

I AM SO TIRED!

i know i said i wasn't going to blog until after my exams...but i need to vent... seriously need to VENT.And the only other way i know how to vent makes me look crazy which is talking to nobody on my fone and letting it all out..


So my exam week has been hellish, i know kknow that when students fail there are always two reasons, its either the students fault or the bloody university's incompetence that causes it.Ever since thewy started shuffliong exam dates i knew there was going to be a problem.They have been holding exams for the past how many years and still they can't get their shit together and be organised for once.

I missed my paper yesterday!

What happened?

The day before which was tuesday i had a paper from 4-6pm and had to rush home, they didnt inform us that they had shifted the time for our paper the next day.When i got home my friend calls and tella me another paper we are supposed to have on the 25th has been put the next day..that means i have two the next day now.

My first paper on the day was by 11 according to the timetable so i wasnt in a hurry to get to school.Afterall why have a timetable if it cant be followed, not all of us stay in school.

Its not even about me not waking up early cause i woke up by 5am that day and took my sleepy ass downstairs to go and do an assigment and type some stuff..i took my time cause i knew when the exam was.

I met up with my friend and we both got to school by l0:45, went to the exam venue, there weren't writing exams, we knew something was up, we started calling classmates, phones were switched off,we started panicking and started searching every possible exam venue.We finally found our classmates who said they had already finished the exam and it was shifted in the morning to 8:00am.

HOW COULD THEY DO SUCH A THING? HOW COULD THEY NOT INFORM ALL OF US, WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT DONT STAY IN SCHOOL? HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO KNOW? wHY WOULD THEY JUST CHANGE EXAM TIMES AS IT PLEASES THEM?

I went inside the hall angry to complain to some invigilators, one of them was like it wasn't her fault, then out of no where with happiness in her voice one of the women said "Ehn thats carry-over then'...i was boiling inside and almost insulted her but common sense prevailed.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT HURTS THE MOST?

I studies for this exam so bad, you know when uve read for an exam and you are actually happy to go into the exam hall and put down what you've read, a feeling i have never had before.The night before when i was revising, pupcy was asking me whether i was talking to myself...i was just so ready to do the exam, so excited, so sure of myself...only to find out i missed it by no fault of mine.

This is a discouraging start to my exams, and it reflected on my perfromance on my 2nd paper,i almost started crying in the hall if my friend hant pulled me out.I sucked it in for the whole of the day and when i got home i broke down in front of my mum and she told me not too worry.


I MEAN EVER SINCE EXAMS STARTED THE DATES HAVE NOT BEEN STABLE, EXAMS NEVER START ON TIME, THEY ARE FOREVER DISORGANISED.

I am just fed up and tired...and sad.If i could leave and start school somewhere else i wouldnt hesistate because they just fustrate all ur efforts, at the end of the day u feel drained and sad and angry and just downright mad.

But i know this is just the devils way to get me down so i can perform poorly in my other papers...but i am not going to let him win.I am going to put extra effort for my other papers and i know in the end i win come out the winner.

16 comments:

Naapali said...

Pele! Pele sho gbo?

I feel ur pain. As a former Akokite I empathise completely. I know it must be extremely frustating that there is probably not much you can do about it, and that no one will offer as much as an apology. Do you know if there are many others in your boat? Perhaps if enough of you complain they can offer you a way to make up that does not entail "carry-over". It is worth trying.

Anonymous said...

Have you thought about sitting S.A.T. exams, to get a scholarship to school in the States?? I mean? Shifting an exam date without much notice, is absurd. I agree with Naapali... I think a group of you in the same situation should complain.

God's grace!!

LurLar said...

Amen to that...You will surely come out with flying colors. Naija education system tire me well well oh.

ibiluv said...

I never missed an exam whilst in uni,but i never heard of any uni just reorganising dates/time like that

If Lasu tries it with my MBA exams...heads will roll oooooooooo

Keep ur head up girl
u can rise from any setback....
u can also try to make a complaint to the lecturer in charge&the HOD
u never know..........

a retake of the paper can be arranged for people who missed it
if u are a sizable number and if u "meet God face when u o to complain"

I hope it works out...........
but u will never know till u try

Pls do well in ur other papers...........

I pray that the what u wish for urself is the least of what u get

Writefreak said...

Eh ya so sorry dear about the shifting exam dates and the one you missed. Is there a way you can reoprt and have something done abuot the one you missed? So sorry love

Ozymandias said...

Girl, this is completely synonymous with nigerian universities..sorry to hear it happened to you after you'd prepared so hard...and I guess the most annoying things are no apologies and no one trying to remedy the solution...but people gloating over the unfortunate event...perhaps you need to find out if there are others with similar problems and see if you could collaborate with them and talk to the professor..take am easy and all the best with the rest of your exams.

Kaydee said...

So with all the props,Lag still dey fuck up like this? Sorry baby! It's not that bad..Could always be worse, yaknahmsayin? Keep ur head up!

Afrobabe said...

That is so terrible...
And your mates are very wicked, couldn't one person alone have called to ask why you weren't in the hall? I even hate them more than the people who changed the time table.

Sorry jare, heads up.

chicala said...

Pele jare, I pray you do well eventually despite these yeye shortcomings. I can imagine how frustrated u were. The most annoying bit is noone does anything about it. The thought alone jst saddens me. When will all these end?

36 INCHES OF BROWN LEGS said...

babes, pele o. i dont know how people cope with this kind of madness. maybe u guys hsould just complain, u never know what mught happen, dont let this pull u down though, heads up babe, it will get better.

exschoolnerd said...

thnx all...i just told the course lecturer n he said...it wont affect my g.p cause he wont give me any mark but i'll have to re-do it next year.

Ugo Daniels said...

WTF!!! is wrong with naija uni's. This is preposterous, to say teh least!

How on earth can they be so callous and inconsiderate, not to talk of STUPID!!

Damn!!

exschoolnerd said...

@ugo..i just dnt understand.

יש (Yosh) said...

Psychos running the show in our schools. The sad part is nothing is being done about it.

ABU Zaria suddenly made over 10% increase in tuition fees for no justifiable reasons and the students rebelled and rioted. The school is closed now until further notice.

Since u r there, I'd say u just hang in there hon, you pass them and u have more on your side than they have with them. Once an avenue for change comes up, don't hesitate to use it!

the genius within said...

really a sad comment on the state of affairs at Unilag (still d best uni in naija by a country mile oh).

but d students in d halls n ur class no even try at all..afterall text messages cost just N8.

damn can only empathize, cant proffer a way out, since i never experienced it in Akoka..

Take heart, God dey!!

Guess ur thru with exams now, anyways goodluck all the same..

Take good care!!

DAVID said...

Omg! They change exam times without notice?! Maynneeeee. someone needs to be put in jail in Nigeria before those blockheads realize what's up!!! Are you serious?

*Still in shock*