Guess who is in Law School? Yours Truly. I am scared as hell.
I never applied for Bayelsa, Yenagoa campus. My roomate never applied for Bayelsa but got it too. I met a guy who filled : Abuja, Kano and Yola but who still got Bayelsa. So I was not alone in this sudden change of plans. I cried for a week and it did not help that my friends were not posted to Bayelsa.
Since my 400 level days as a Law undergraduate at the University of Ibadan, I have dreamt of being in Lagos Campus for two reasons;
a) I wanted the Lagos drill. I wanted the extreme stress of Lagos campus as I felt the stress was going to make me do better in school.
b) I wanted to be able to attend AKE FESTIVAL. I wanted to be close to all the literary activities in Lagos. I wanted to be close to KAWE BOOKCLUB.
But Life happens. And here I am, in Bayelsa, surrounded by large mosquitoes. Mosquitoes like bats.
In Bayelsa, you will learn that some things are compulsory necessities:
1) Mosiquto net
2) Long and thick trousers
These mosquitoes are not here to play. They are like bats. I found a dead mosquito in my indomie last night.
I have tried to compensate myself with the fact that I spent my gap year in Lagos interning at one of the best accounting and tax firms in the world and I have also tried to compensate myself with the hostel accomodation in Bayelsa campus. It is perfect albeit being five in a room. But there is still room for everyone to mind his or her business, the ensuite bathrooms and toilets and the tiled floors.
I am not quite impressed with the learning hall. It is quite small for the number of students, the seats are few and half of them are bad. They are actually not fit for purpose. At all. I made a comment about it and a lecturer replied saying:
Your senior colleagues spoilt it. You guys will have to pay the prize.
Sadly, law school is not a place to wear your cape of heorism and your Ned Stark cloak.
I talked to a senior friend about my fears and she told me:
Enjoy the process. Let your life and heart be richer for the experience.
Remember to laugh. Study hard but eat and sleep too. Follow the rules but dont be bullied, by the system or by its people.
Guard your mental health.
I cut her short telling her about my fears…the annoying grading system…and how I thought my brain was not that hot…
You don’t need be a hot brain, babe. You need to study consistently and take care of your health and know whats important in the big fat curriculum and most importantly, let God guide you.
Pray for me guys!!!
I have met some interesting people – people from Universities like Usman Dan Fodio and the University of Maiduguri. The blogger in me could not help but ask of their stories.
I have decided to create a category on my blog : STUDENTS OF NLS YENAGOA!!!
In this category, I would ask them questions about their lives, universities and one very important question : WHY LAW?!?
This question is important to me because I am quite indifferent to Law right now…and so I am hoping that maybe, just maybe…asking these questions and seeing law through the eyes of these people would stir something in me.
Because of the busy nature of law school, the interviews may not be published as often as I would want them to. But be rest assured, you would definitely read their stories.
Wish me well guys…
Pray for me…
Love and Light…