School vs Education. 0.5.

iruo October 12, 20226 Comments
school vs education

Hello everyone! How are y’all doing? Still on school vs education. Let’s continue where we left off.

Uhm… If you haven’t read the prequel, please do. Let’s get right to it.

School vs Education (Continuance)

Exams are society’s methods of telling you what you’re worth,

but you can’t let society tell you what you are

cause this is the same society that tells you that abortion is wrong,

but then looks down on teenage parents!

The same society that sells products to promote

nature hair, looks and smooth complexion with the model on the box,

half photoshopped and has fake lashes and hair extensions,

with pastors that preach charity, but own private jets,

imamsthat preach against greed, but are all fat,

parents that say they want “educated kids”

but constantly marvel at how rich Richard Branson is,

governments, that preach peace,

but endorse wars,

that say they believe so much in the importance of higher education

and further learning,

then why increase tuition fees every single year

I believed Miss Jefferson when she took me into the office,

saidthat my exams would be imperative to my success

because we was taught to always follow when Miss Jefferson led

Then I took Jefferson out of the equation and learned to think for myself

I realized, we was always taught to follow when misled

Huh, the irony!

Test us with tests, but the finals are never final

because they never prepare us for the biggest test which is survival!

And what I suggest is fairly outlandish.

So I don’t expect everyone to understand this,

except for the kids who knows what it feels like

to be worth no more than that “D” or that “A”

that you get on results day

and the ones whose best stories were never good enough

for your English teacher

Because apparently, you missed out key literal techniques

did not follow the class plan,

and the language was too “informal” for him to understand.

But then he’d reference Hamlet and Macbeth.

And you’d fight the urge to express your contempt

by partially clenching your fist

with only your medius finger left protruding in the middle of your hand

and asking if he was aware

thatShakespeare was known as the innovator of slang.

Or the kid at the back of the class who thinks:

Why am I studying something that doesn’t fuel my drive?

But when confronted with a maths problem his eyes come alive.

So this one is for my generation,

the ones who found what they were looking for on Google,

the ones who followed their dreams on Twitter,

Pictured their future on Instagram,accepted destiny on Facebook.

This one’s for my “failures” and “dropouts”,

for my unemployed graduates, my shop assistants,

cleaners and cashiers with bigger dreams,

my self-employed entrepreneurs, my world-changers

and my dream chasers!

Cause the purpose of“Why I hate school, but love education”

was not to initiate a worldwide debate,

But to let them know that, whether 72 or 88, 44 or 68,

we will not let exam results decide our fate.


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Comments (06)

  1. Paul
    January 9, 2023

    School na scam!!

    • iruo
      January 9, 2023

      Lol… It is well bro. Sometimes, it can be more nuanced than you think.

  2. Paul
    January 9, 2023

    The current school system is very toxic.

  3. Lola
    January 9, 2023

    @Paul Especially here in Nigeria.

  4. Paul
    January 9, 2023

    Yh, it’s toxic in Nigeria. But not just here, even in the UK and the US.

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