Hey Reggiesspot fam! I’m back on the pads after a month of hibernation, Lol. It’s one of the downsides of being a Nigerian student especially with the recent happenings. Speaking of Nigerian Students, this blogsode is dedicated to us.
When the Lord turned away the captivity of ASUU strike, we were like them that dreamDiary of a Nigerian Student 1:1
We were really like them that dream. The floodgate of lectures, assignments and quizzes that was unleashed on us would have you think we pioneered the strike or paid COVID-19 to storm the world. CEOs were back in their shirts and pants or skirts; from a second year law student’s perspective, after the tort of failing contract and weighing the pros and cons of rewriting Chiwil, all man decided to consume their textbooks.
I also want to use this opportunity to give a shout out to all our meme and funny videos suppliers doing good works, we all needed these things to ease the stress. Many people like me survived on “Era Ameno” song and Osita Iheme’s memes, haha. There were series of scary reports here and there, a lot of students broke down mentally and FINANCIALLY, hei God.
Some people were still trying to recover from failed investments during the lockdown so the mental and financial stress was real. In that light, a big shout to those that sent us money, you pretty much reduced the number of would be stock fishes in school. Those that did not…well…you can still send us money.
A big shoutout to all Nigerian students for surviving the stress…mehn… Flash back to when we resumed, it seemed like we all were having panic attacks, I remember seeing omo× infinity everywhere. Some people turned to motivational speakers, lol, one of my classmates was really high on the “it’s okay to be scared, but do it with the fear” posting and some of us were not having any of it.
As a Nigerian student in these times , you either or have Gucci bags under eyes or compete with stock fishes on who can be stockier. For people like us that gain weight during exams, we are sui generis (in a class of our own). Regardless of the stress and pressure, we pulled through. Congratulations to those who have written their exams and for those still writing, God’s grace.
Lastly, many thanks to God for the strength, for as many that can relate, God is ever faithful, he no shame us. Personally, there’s no way I would have survived without God as my anchor. Some people are back to doing the things they were doing before the rollercoaster of academic bombardment or at least getting back to balancing things. I’m back on the pads with relatable and enlightening content at least to a reasonable extent, so stay tuned for that.
Lest I forget, many thanks to all those who kept up with the blog, and those that requested for more blogsodes, we are set for that. We hope and pray for strength and grace in the next semester, las las, we go dey all right.
As always, I want to here your stories and experiences and how you have coped with stress in this period, please share with us in the comment section. Remember to like, share and sign up for more, ciao!