There has been some excitement at home in recent times, as two independent processes though related in some ways, matured about the same time thus:
University of Lagos graduated her 2003 set and the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile Ife, released the names of successful students in her ongoing admission process.
This translated for my family into, a new graduate (following me :), off course)and a newly admitted undergraduate-as you guessed I have presented him a copy of the undergraduate performance guide: Students’ Survival Kit.
Damilola, the third in a line of four, had struck me previously as unserious and in recent times and after due consideration I now understand the stubbornness and seemingly playfulness are his ways of rebelling against the status quo. Last year he had secured admission to read Law at the University of Lagos, only to be refused consideration at the point of registration. The excuse was that Dammy had requisite O’level passes in two seatings, and thus was not eligible for admission. As you can guess this was not contained in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) brochure issued to students prior to completing application forms and writing the prescribed entry exam. All appeals fell on deaf ears-even the Vice chancellor Prof. Ibidapo Obe had them too!!!.
Well for Dammy his dream to study Law has been revved up by the provisional offer of admission by the O.A.U (and off course his first choice university before the accreditation saga made him choose UNILAG which today has lost the opportunity of training another great Nigerian).
I wish him the very best of all times whilst I hope, those of us who had passed through the system can really effect the change we have been trained to.