The simple discussion between six of SS3A students during the short break had now blown into a heated argument. Now, it seemed like the entire class had spilt into two all screaming on top of their voices. Samuel and I had no choice than to join them.
There was so much pandemonium in the class that no one noticed when the principal walked in through the back exit door. For a few minutes, the Principal, Mr Oluwashina tried to make sense of what the disturbance was all about before deciding whether to punish the entire class or not for their unruly behavior displayed.
“Messi is better than Ronaldo… He is the greatest of all time”. someone shouted from the back of the class with almost half of the class supporting him.
Several moments of the heated argument, the whole noise died down. It was then we noticed that the principal was already at the front of the class.
“Gooooooo mooooooooreen sir, you are welcome to SS3A. We are the best among the rest” the whole class chorused.
“I am very disappointed in you and your acts of opprobrium. Your actions this morning is a disgrace to the school management” Mr Oluwashina the school principal remarked. “If you put the same passion, energy and zeal in which you argue to your academics, you’ll surely pass all your subjects in flying colours. I hope you know that your WASSCE is fast approaching and your days are numbered” Mr Oluwashina added.
“Anyways, I’d love to introduce to you, Miss Ogechukwu” the principal said delighted. “She was posted here last week to observe her NYSC and she’ll be taking you Economics alongside Mr Adeyemo, your economics teacher”
The whole class erupts in a wild celebration.
“Miss Ogechukwu, over to you” the principal said bowing a little, stretching his hand forward.
“Good morning class, my name is Miss Ogechukwu Adamma Veronica but you can call me Veronica or Vero to make things easier. I am a graduate of University Of Ilorin with a B.sc Hons in Economics. I was posted here by the board to observe my National Youth Service. I will be taking you Economics” Miss Veronica smiled and step backwards.
“Mad oh” someone shouted from the back of the class and the whole class erupted in laughter while some were clapping.
“I’d also love to introduce a new comer to you all… please come forward” the principal said as he tossed the new student forward.
“Good morning class
My name is Ayokanmi. I’ll be joining you for this academic session. Thank you” the new girl said. She spoke like she’ll be charged for the number of words she uttered.
“Welcome” the whole class chorused with a confused tone. It is unusual to admit new students into SS2 and SS3, particularly SS3. But it seems Ayokanmi’s case get as e be! Maybe she is a bird brain who managed to buy her way in. Who knows?