In 2011, I was in secondary school and all the rave was JAMB at that moment. Everybody was looking forward to tertiary education. Well, everyone minus me. I was scared to death of going to the university. The tales I had heard were just horrible. I was not ready to meet lecturers who demanded for sex and I liked the freedom of walking on the street safely colour-blocking,-any colour of my choice- not because my boyfriend was the capon of a cult in school but just because.
Of course I had to write JAMB but my dream school (UniJos) was having issues and I didn’t want to be in school anyway so I put in University of Maiduguri. In Borno State. Lol, I knew nobody was gonna let me smell that place.
My father found out and told me to change my choice of school. My grandfather suggested University of Ibadan. “It is a very good school, you know. Your uncle went there and studied medicine”. Ok ooh. I changed it to UI. Prior to that time, Ibadan was just a place on the map.
So I applied, got in at first trial and on my 17th birthday, my family had a thanksgiving in church. For their beautiful daughter and future lawyer.
5 years, 10 semesters and 58 exams later, I’m here. I’m done. Oh, there’s still law school and service but I’m done. I’m taller, my pimples seem to be getting tired of having conventions on my face and the nickname Clandie stuck. UI played me 5-0 though, if you catch my drift.
Alright, those things have nothing to do with my graduation. Point is, God has been faithful through the years. And right now, it is my fundamental human right to be.mushy and emotional about it. I’m still finding my way with the law but I’ll be fine. I know that one.
Congrats people, your girl just got into the LL.B. game. B.L. next.