This is based on a story narrated by one of my colleagues in campus.It might inform you on how campus life is to some students.lets go........
At this time one is very ambitious,eager,thirsty for knowledge,
hardworking ,punctual and very visionary. The only thing lingering In the mind
is ‘how well will I undertake my studies and be a great person after campus?’.
A “FIRST CLASS” is the imagination all have. The minds are not very exposed to
the campus life and hence one seems confused. You only know the lecture rooms,
library and the dining mess.
For ‘boys’ its all about attending lectures and getting back
to the hostels for a chat or to sleep. They are much focused. To those from the
towns know a little about social life and hence are on the run to win a fellow course
For the chicks, they are so shy amidst people, conservative,
seems confused, very attractive to the ‘old boys’ and are so good at paying for
their bills. They are very keen at adopting the new swags of other campus gals
Smoking, taking alcohol, raving and skiving classes are not
known to them. Transcripts read good grades and no D or Supplementary.
The mentality of being a fresha is over; the mind has grown
and adopted the campus lifestyle.
Attending raves is a necessity and having a
lover becomes a want. Hostels become clubs (bashes and beer) and learning starts
after one month of opening school. Some own a computer thus gaming and watching
movies is the core activity back in the hostels. The ‘vibes’ of winning a lover
are now upgraded. For guys, female visitors are many than male visitors and
viceversa.Photocopying assignments is better than researching and having a
running mate during exams is mandatory (striking or defending). The gals have
known what love is and the search of Mr. Best is their concern. Walking into
men's hostels is now common. The gals have upgraded from the “good gal” in
first year (buying a smokie for her made you her best friend) to a “campus
gal”(to make her happy, take her for a rave and buy a beer or two).For the
dudes its all about ‘how many gals have come my way?”. At the end the transcripts
look “weirdest you (funny grades-no A).
Everyone is wasted more so the gals. Raving start boring,
you chuck all the ‘lovers’ you know as the look old, hearts are broken and life
seems to be unfair to you. The dudes turn on a new leaf and leave the ‘old
gals’ and go for a fresha with the hope of getting one or two “operation
ponyoka na fresha”. You have not registered the units and the school fees is over.
What follows next?-taking loans from friends or selling your home theater and
the flat screen TV. Lectures are very boring, business ideas are very many in
your thinking (but no finances) and the need for settling down is what you opt for.
In third year you are an experienced lover, alcoholic, smoker, sleeping giant,
mwakenya user and maybe a “banger” oops.A lot of flashbacks of when you were
a fresha torment you. Do you still think about a first class??i guess no.The
grades at the end of the year are the
same or worse compared to those In second year.
A full grownup you are. Life changes, one becomes very hardworking,
being punctual in attending classes, completing assignments and researching all
with the aim of o good final lap of your campus education. The library becomes
your best place, lecturers are your best friends and your colleagues are the
best helpers. Projects are announced and you panic. Sleep becomes your greatest
enemy. You are too old for a rave or gaming, you have one lover whom you think
might become your future wife lol.This is the time to prove yourself to the
family members. An improvement is noted in your grades and you wish that you
had utilized your campus life as you thought of it in first year. You are now
very eager to know your mean score for the four years after the final semester.
What follows…who knows? A good grade? First class? Second class upper? Second
class lower?. You know better. Bye bye campus life. Remember to introduce
your “wife/husband” to your family
members on graduation day(MAYBE).