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Eze Goes To School

EZE GOES TO SCHOOL (Episode 9)

This kind of day doesn’t happen very often. The sun was still ablaze in the crepuscular sky, and the strength of its glare, which had blistered all day long, was softened by a mild breeze that was nudging it to the West, soughing through the trees that dotted the perimeters ...

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EZE GOES TO SCHOOL (Episode 8)

My eyes opened during the holidays that marked the end of the JSS1 session. I’m not saying I was blind and then I could see. No. I mean I gained knowledge of something I didn’t know before; I got wiser than my years, ascending – or descending, depending on how ...

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EZE GOES TO SCHOOL (Episode 7)

The Friday breakfast of beans is about the only meal in our school that we almost never eat with orderly dignity. It is also that meal that SS3s, female students and the cool SS2s never come for, and one that prefects couldn’t be bothered to come supervise. There is something ...

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EZE GOES TO SCHOOL (Episode 6)

Our trek took us past the female hostels on the right and the classroom block on the left. We skirted through the bank of convenience stores, and began to cut across the assembly ground. The first building we saw was the senior hostel which had UNITY HOUSE painted on the ...

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EZE GOES TO SCHOOL (Episode 5)

I told you some time ago that the JSS1 Johnny-Just-Come scales fell off my eyes at the blow of a prefect, right? Well, not all of them came off that day. But I assure you, the rest peeled off on the day I met Joseph. Let’s go back to JSS1 ...

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EZE GOES TO SCHOOL (Episode 4)

The morning after the visiting day It was something that woke me up this morning. I would like to say it was the melodious chirping of a songbird, one of the many that appeared to be nesting on the orange tree growing in the backyard of my hostel, by the ...

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EZE GOES TO SCHOOL (Episode 3)

As a result of all the suffer-head (slang for suffering, hardship) that’s part and parcel of our way of living in school, there is one day – apart from the start of mid-term breaks and end-of-term holidays – that every student looks forward to. The visiting day. That one day ...

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EZE GOES TO SCHOOL (Episode 2)

I never got to introduce myself properly the last time. My name is Eze, and I’m a student of a federal government college in Eastern Nigeria. My best friends are Joseph and Ibuka. Joseph and I are in JSS3B, while Ibuka is in 3A. Now, if you ask any student ...

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EZE GOES TO SCHOOL (Episode 1)

Gba-gam! Gba-gam! Gba-gam! The clanging sound of the school bell ripped into my dream, yanking away the image of Anulika as she bent toward me, her lips pursed as she finally prepared to give me that kiss I’d been asking her for in real life, since we entered JSS3 and ...

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