An inside look at the Nigerian Examination Hall has exposed a lot of funny and bizarre sorts of students existing in this noble country of ours. If you have ever been a student, or are still a student in Nigeria, you’ll be in a better position to understand what I am talking about here. You must have as well come across some of them, but the fact is that there are more to see – the strangest and funniest fellows ever. Never forget, examination, especially in Nigeria is no joke at all; it’s actually one of the most serious businesses. This may give the explanation to why we’ve got these sorts of human beings in our exam halls. Make sure your ribs are strong enough to avoid cracking! Here are the kinds of people you’ll unfailingly meet in Nigerian Exam halls:
1. THE GIRAFFES
The giraffes are those people who go for neck elongation exercises before the exams commence. They automatically become wind vanes inside the hall because they possess the professional ability to turn their necks to the four cardinal directions – East, West, North and South. These type of people need not talk to you nor beg for answers. With the help of their keen eagle eyes, they hang on to whichever direction they could get the desired results – answers of course. And before you know it, they’re done.
2. THE PARASITES
These are the empty-headed dependents. They are bent on sucking out the whole answers from people who have suffered to study and never making any form of contribution. They are capable of sourcing answers from wherever possible and before you know it, their answer script is filled up. At the end of the day, they may end up scoring higher than the people that supplied the answers.
3. THE FIRST FINISHERS
The funny thing about these people is that most times, they are not the intelligent ones. Sometimes, you’d be wondering where they got the answers from. The main focus of such students is just to finish before everyone else, hoping they’ll be tagged brilliant when they do so. On some other occasions, they are people who came into the hall with already made answers which they just download as fast as possible without bating an eyelid. They rush out of the hall celebrating false victory. Lol!
4. THE GENIUSES
I’ll love to call them the ‘well loaded Gurus’. They are well prepared and before the examiner is done with distributing the question papers and answer scripts, they’ve gone half way in answering the questions to the amazement of those sitting around them. They are the blazers whose pen would continue to move at an incredibly fast speed from the beginning to the end of the exam. They leave people’s jaws dropping when they demand for extra sheets for an exam that may not cover half of the provided answer scripts of their counterparts.
5. THE SELFISH/WICKED ONES (“Ndi Obi Akpo”)
These set of people will never be willing to give out a little of what is in their brain, they are always looking for ways to add to theirs. They are the ones that will not mind being called childish because they’ll prefer to fold their answer scripts ten times to make sure you never had a glimpse of what they are writing. Even if you are friends with such a person, the exam hall is counted out. If you dare disturb such people more than they could contain, they’ll just be dishing out wrong answers to you, so the best thing is to swallow the attitude and overlook them.