I finally arrived the principal’s office I stood
there for a few seconds and adjusted my beret
and I knocked the door before opening.
The first person my eyes captured was my
mom the principal ordered me to kneel down
and he continued talking with my mom.
Tears streamed down my eyes and rolling to
my cheeks and falling to my shirt I was so
carried away I didn’t pay any attention to what
they were saying.
‘Ann . .’ The principal’s voice feared me and I
fell down with my buttocks.
‘Who is the father of the baby you’re carrying?’
the principal asked while he moved his hands
to a cane that was lying on the table. I did not
utter any word the principal stood up walks
towards me with his cane, I quickly stood up to
my feet and I took countless steps backward
until the wall grabbed my back the cane landed
at my back several times and I began to
‘I said who is the father of the baby?’ the
principal repeatedly asked for the tenth time
without a reply from me, I heard my mom’s
voice saying ‘Sir beat her very well’. soon after
the principal stopped and I began cry furiously.
the principal stood up and went back to his
‘Madam we cant keep your daughter in this
school any more she must be expelled’ the
principal explained to my mom
‘please sir keep her when its time for her to
deliver the baby she’ll go and when the baby is
strong she’ll resume’ my mom pleaded with
her knees on the floor
‘Madam its against the school’s rules and
regulations and again the test results here
shows she is a HIV carrier she cant stay in the
midst of other students’ the principal said
stressing the word ‘HIV’.
In hearing HIV I was shocked and I moved
backwards covering my mouth and tears
rushing from its store I opened the door gently
without the notice of the principal.
I exited the office and I saw tolu, nifemi and
rose the three of them are my classmates and
big time gossips I wondered how long they
were there listening to the drama.
‘HIV’ Tolu said and the three of them
departed laughing as they were running
towards the classroom
tears rushed from my eyes and I cleaned my
face gently with my beret when I entered the
class the whole class shouted ‘HIV’ and they all
departed through the back door and some of
them jumping trough the window leaving me
alone in the class I could not hold it I busted
into tears and I cried loud.
I ran out of the class and I was crying on the road
I reached the gate and the gate man quickly
rushed to block the gate so I will not pass.
I engaged in a struggle with the gate man and I
managed to push him away and I left the
school, that will be the first time I’ll leave
school before closing hour in my life.
To Be Continued…