Have You Ever (Part One)
Since my childhood days, I've always been one of the most intelligent student in any classroom i find myself and have always been treated as such. I've also always been a bookworm. When you combine these, you can easily make a guess what the answer to this one would be. Up until my university days, this would be a capital NO.
It's not like I'm now less intelligent or I've become a bad boy, but the university system in Nigeria doesn't really have a check, punish or reward system to this and some lecturers are very good at never showing up to class when they ought to. This actually discourages students sometimes from coming to class. The unserious ones,would use that time to go do other stuffs, while the serious ones like myself would use the time to study, either at home or the library. So, to give an honest answer, I have skipped classes, not that I'm saying you should. You don't get a medal or certificate for that😂.
I'm a very good guy and an even better student. So, you would think the likelihood of this happening to me is quite slim and you would be very correct, cause I've never once been sent out of a class. Overall, I've hardly faced any disciplinary actions in school as I'm the model student that every teacher easily identifies. There are a few times though I've been caught in a confusing situation. There was this one time I was asked to stand up for some in class for disturbance, but in reality, I wasn't really disturbing, I was just trying to explain a thing or two,to my seat mates as discreetly as I could, turned out to not be discreet enough.
Okay, I'll let you take this one. Yea, you're right, I've never cheated in an exam. I might not be the most principled person on earth, but there are some things that I just consider a no-no. Having always been an intelligent and hardworking student, I've never had the need to cheat in an exam as I'm almost always ready for the exams. The first time I failed an exam of consequence in my life was because I refused to cheat in an exam. Don't get it wrong, it's not like I didn't know what to write, I did, but the school was helping the students with the entrance exam to secondary school, to the extent of publicly writing the answers on the board. I refused to even look up and kept working on my own.
My seat mate kind of rattled me out and the teacher who wrote the answers on the board was forcing me to use I and I refused. He punished me by taking away my papers for more than thirty minutes. By the time he gave it back, the exam was almost up and I was in panic mode. I tried the best I could to answer as much as I could in that time frame, but it just wasn't enough. I ended up failing that exam, but everyone who used the help failed too and the school was fined and prohibited from participating in the exam; talk about comic justice.
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