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Sunday, September 13, 2009

THE CYCLE OF SADISM THAT GOES ON IN OUR BOARDING SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA!! PART ONE

                                    
Before I continue, last night I went to see "Tyler Perry's I can do bad all by myself" movie. It was an awesome movie and I recommend it to everybody. Mary J Blige was on point and all the actors where on point as well. Madea was as funny as ever lol and the bible jokes in that movie had me cracking up.

Anywayz to the main story. I and my friend where just discussing about how in Boarding High Schools in Nigeria, there are a lot of mean spirited human beings living in such schools. They might have arrived there innoncent and sweet, but they left there with a heart of stone lol. I will give you  anectedotes to prove my point. I personally went to a High School in Nigeria that had both male and females. I know some of you probably went to an All boys school, or all girls boarding school. All in all, the sadism is the same in every boarding school so you all will be able to identify with this story. All the day students, who never got the oppurtunity to experience the joy of boarding school. I say to you, SHAME ON THEE!! For my fellow boarders, feel free to share some of your favorite memories. Today, I will start by telling the story of what befell me as a Junior in JSS1 which some people will recognise as form one, JSS1 in yankee terms is known as 7th Grade.

JSS1 - I was a junior, the lowest of the lowest lol, one day a senior who I shall term "Heartless" asked me to hold his sneakers for him while he went to play Basketball with another pair of sneakers. Apparently his stupid ass was to lazy to go back upstairs to drop the other pair of sneakers.Anywayz, I held the damn thing for him, but true to form I soon got distracted and went to join my mates to play soccer. A good 30 mins later, "Heartless" calls me and asks for his sneakers, I point to the bench where I had left them and to my utmost shock they were no longer there. I almost had three heartattacks(I later found out that "Heartless" had taken the sneakers and hidden them but sought to teach me a lesson for leaving them out in the open in the first place). Anywayz, heartless then asked me to match up to my room with him, told me to place my hands on the bunk bed and he proceeded to whip out this beautiful, leather defined belt. He told me he was going to give me 12 lashes on the back, and that if I removed my hand from the bunkbed where my hands were placed, that he would start over. (Being the agbaya that I am, I thought I could chest the whole thing). The first lash landed on my back, and I almost ran out of the room, the other boys caught me and brought me back to the room and true to form "Heartless" started all over again as he had promised. At the end of the day, my back could testify to 48 lashes and my eyes were tired out from crying my life away, all the tears that came out from my eyes that day could fill two buckets. So as I was walking out of the room with "Heartless" by my side, I saw the Housemaster walking towards us and I thought (this would be a perfect time to snitch on this bagger and let Housemaster dish out the same flogging I got to this heartless bagger). Housemaster saw me crying and asked me, what happened to you. I told him about the flogging I had received from Heartless who was still standing next to me and Housemaster asked Heartless what I did, Heartless responded by letting Housemaster know that I had disobeyed his orders. Housemaster right in front of me, "shrugged" and went to his own apartment. I almost had my 4th heart attack of the day, here I was expecting Housemaster to side with me and flog heaven/hell out of "Heartless" and the useless man simply shrugged and went into his apartment. That day was a pivotal moment in my life. Infact, after that day, I took it upon myself never ever to snitch on anybody in authority, because I realised that one day to I would be a senior and yes I would flog another helpless Junior and that Junior also would seek to snitch on me, and I indeed would want the Housemaster to give the same "shrug" after the Junior had reported me. "The strong do what they can, the weak endure what they must" was my motto for life.. On that day, I represented the "weak" and Heartless represented the "strong".

And anybody who was a product of boarding schools in Nigeria, will remember that every Junior, every single Junior always said this exact same thing. "When I become a senior, I am going to take out my revenge on all the juniors. Why should I be the only one to suffer, let them suffer as I did when I was a junior"  With this same mentality, they all go on to be sadistic in their manner of dishing out punishments.  And this my friends, is the "cycle of Sadism" that goes on in Nigerian Boarding Schools all across the nation. TO BE CONTINUED!!! (WATCH OUT FOR - THE CYCLE OF SADISM THAT GOES ON IN BOARDING SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA PART TWO)

BY CONROVERSY.

26 comments:

Africanqueen said...

haha....

Anonymous said...

JSS 1-After my parents came to visit me lol ( our driver packed rite in front of the senior hostel so the whole seniors recongnzied my face)..the brought 4 me food..Mr Biggs n ish..n my dad reached into his pocket n gave me 2000k...mind yu the sneior...s... were just lookin at us from der room in the 3 floor of their dorm( in FGG Enugu jss1 studnets had... Read More a diff hostel wiv a one jss3 student supervising each house)..my parents left..n next thing..5 seniors came into our dorm looking 4 me..lol..the were like were is money..i said i didnt have ish..omo..the beat me blue black..that day.....i didnt sleep in our hostel that nite ...the locked me out.n i had 2 bring food 4 them n der gfs..from the cafertria 4 a week..lol Boarding skul lyfe...i gat dam 2 many stories just like this one..
Buh anyweyz still luv Naija boarding skul tho..

Anonymous said...

JSS 1-After my parents came to visit me lol ( our driver packed rite in front of the senior hostel so the whole seniors recongnzied my face)..the brought 4 me food..Mr Biggs n ish..n my dad reached into his pocket n gave me 2000k...mind yu the sneior...s... were just lookin at us from der room in the 3 floor of their dorm( in FGG Enugu jss1 studnets had... Read More a diff hostel wiv a one jss3 student supervising each house)..my parents left..n next thing..5 seniors came into our dorm looking 4 me..lol..the were like were is money..i said i didnt have ish..omo..the beat me blue black..that day.....i didnt sleep in our hostel that nite ...the locked me out.n i had 2 bring food 4 them n der gfs..from the cafertria 4 a week..lol Boarding skul lyfe...i gat dam 2 many stories just like this one..
Buh anyweyz still luv Naija boarding skul tho..

Chari said...

LMAO!!!! hahahaha! na wa o!

Lady X said...

Well I never got physically bullied in JS1 cuz my brother was a senior so no one bothered me but I did get teased a lot haha! Boarding school was so much fun when I went back in SS1. Then I was a senior so I was feeling on top and all.

Trybes said...

Oh you dont want me talkin about my experience as a junior those days..
i could go on forever..LOL..Hmm..Old times..can i ever forget? You havent said it all tho..how about the morning runs, the survival of the fittest at the dining room, the hunt for garri when your completely down and out of pocket money, the shylock seniors who were out to borrow you money in payment of a doublefold,labor days when you had double portion of an entire breath of landscape to weed out, the angle 90s,bunk spider,obey first before complaints,...mhen i can goooo onnnn and on...LOL

Trybes said...

Oh you dont want me talkin about my experience as a junior those days..
i could go on forever..LOL..Hmm..Old times..can i ever forget? You havent said it all tho..how about the morning runs, the survival of the fittest at the dining room, the hunt for garri when your completely down and out of pocket money, the shylock seniors who were out to borrow you money in payment of a doublefold,labor days when you had double portion of an entire breath of landscape to weed out, the angle 90s,bunk spider,obey first before complaints,...mhen i can goooo onnnn and on...LOL

My World said...

Hahahahahahaha!!!
First time here and I'm lovin this blog already..........

Devine said...

lol....stolen....kool tho, i just drafted a post on nigerian high schools and then i saw this!
lol.....true, tho, i dont know if its good or bad tho, cus i think parents intentionally send their kids to boarding sschool, and in the long run, i think it makes you a stronger person, lesss of a wimp!
maybe unfair to do unto the next generation as you were dealt but mehn....

Controversy said...

@ Lady X.
Lol u were a lucky one then, because I remember people like that, they would wait till their brother had graduated then take out the frustration on the next sibling.

@ My World.
Thanks hun lol.

@ Trybes.
Bros u are speaking truth, mehn i remember those days. Haha mehn that was when I realised that being poor must never be my portion. Seniors would take your money and use it without even giving a crap what you would do without any money.

Controversy said...

@ devine
Lol just noticed your comment.
Yes indeed it does make you stronger @ the end. I admit it was one of the best moments in my life lol. But there were really a lot of sadists there, who struck fear in the hearts of kids there.

honey91 said...

lmao...
no shame on us day students tho..
cus seniors were still able to inflict pain...in a way that they cud get away wiv...

chayoma said...

in my junior days i was untouchable cuz i had my cousins who were prefects so no one dared.

High school days...Memories for life.
@Anon, u went to FGC Enugu? OMG i know a lot of folks that attended that school as well.

Buttercup said...

Heartless..very befitting name..haba! I was such a sweetheart, never got into trouble with seniors *insert angelic smile here*

Controversy said...

@ honey91.
Lol you day students definitely had it easier than we boarding students. We boarding students always bore the brunt. I remembered a time that all the girls had to crawl all the way from the dining room to their hostel. Crazy days.

@ Chayoma
Lol @ all your cousins where prefect. Damn lucky. What school did u go to?

@ Buttercup.
Lol big sis, yeah right. But am sure u were mean as a senior also.

@ Chari
Lol bros did u suffer as we did also?

funkola said...

i'm here on b-cup's recommendation. ur blog has a new stalker...ME!
anyhoo, nuthin has changed @ all. i teach sunday school and so i get a chance to interact with these secondary school kids often and they have the same experiences we had over 10yrs ago, same jokes, superstitions, punishments. its really a cycle...i'm with u on dat one.

nonny said...

I feel so awkward saying this, like i don't belong here but i went to a boarding school where juniors called seniors by their names and any form of punishment from seniors to juniors was considered bullying and punishable by expulsion. And yes, before you ask, it was in Nigeria, Osun State for that matter.

Harry-Rami Itie said...

Eyah!!! You know that I understand wat u talking about perfectly...u know how we do now..lol

Lyrics99 said...

Boarding schools! But after all the suffering,it's usually worth it. Mine was a military school,we had enough punishments. Sit on your head,hang,roll,thinking position,on ur knuckles...gosh,it was terribly terrible. But the good news is: when i became a senior,i invented my own punishments and dealt with other innocent kids. It was fun!!!

Lyrics99 said...

Boarding schools! But after all the suffering,it's usually worth it. Mine was a military school,we had enough punishments. Sit on your head,hang,roll,thinking position,on ur knuckles...gosh,it was terribly terrible. But the good news is: when i became a senior,i invented my own punishments and dealt with other innocent kids. It was fun!!!

Controversy said...

@ Funkola
Thank you hun, you will not be disappointed.

@ nonny.
Loook at u lol, ajebutterrrr/ajemajarine. Blue Ben baby haha jk. But yeah i knew/heard of boarding schools like that.

@ Harry
I know you do o, lol you were there.

@ Lyrics
Yes I heart that the military schools where worse. Like gdamn the stories i've heard about such places.

histreasure said...

hahaha..memories..surviving boarding school in naija definitely makes you stronger.
ah, and i also all the stories of ghosts and lady koikoi, bushbaby etc..
this post reminds me of a group on facebook 'i survived boarding school in Nigeria' - lol

Controversy said...

@ histreasure
Lol forreal bro @ busbaby stories lmao. Those things use to keep us awake on the nights nepa no dey. Seniors would tell such frightful stories,smh.

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