Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Special Centre Experience

Hi People
So these past few days I've been having a lot of midterms and all, and errrr because I'm always on twitter I hardly find the time to finish studying and when I get to class I dnt know what happens but I become an air-head!as in there's nada in my head!
I've done soo many external exams JAMB and co and passed soo many notes in class that I should have at least the faintest idea of dubbing!
but lai lai I'm too much of a chicken to even look at another person's work talkless of bringing a piece of paper to class and besides that the fear of being kicked out!and then their is the fear of Mama Tinu being the beginning of wisdom in books!

I remember taking G.C.E exams one time in SS2!
I went to one ajebutter all girls school where they had drilled the consequences of cheating into our heads
So going to write G.C.E in another school, I already had this mindset that everybody's nose was going to be in exam papers boy was I in for the shock of my life!
Got there early and of course the exam papers and the invigilator were no where to be found, apparently he was on Okada to the examination hall
Remember them carrying the green bag that had to be locked with one heavy padlock!
He got there and we all started and after 5mins he said he was going out to eat!
So another person came in and I thought it was like the replacement invigilator was I wrong!!!
The guy just started "Henglish heggzzzamm foorst Number 1 Ha, Number 2 c Number 3 heee number 4 b" yes people he was calling out the answers I didnt even know if I should shade the answers or just continue my own work as a good girl!
I sha continued my work, the lady beside me looked like a mother, was like "Ahn ahn you dnt want the ansaaahs?oya look at my paper and copy the ansaaahs"
JIIIIISSSSSOOOOSSS!!I swear I thought I was hearing double, in school I dare not look into another person's answer sheet and here she was offering me her paper!
I took it o, yes people all my goodygoody left me!at the back of my mind I was like WWJD?(What would Jesus Do?after all my mother was a sunday school teacher)i shaded like it was going out of fashion !kai!
the "invigilator" guy was still calling the answers!,he jumped from 26-35 everybody was like ahn ahn where are the answers from 26-35, he said :that is the impediment" meaning that those are the ones we have to get wrong , cos we couldnt get evrything right
everybody"ok ok sah continue "
number taaarty sissss hee, number 37 haaaaayyy.
until he finished.
then moved to math and did the same!

Time to collect the papers, and they were supposed to be collected according to your number but mine wasn't on the list, I was in the wrong class!!!the class filled with mothers and fathers and people who needed to have it on their resume that they had at least completed O levels, they had all paid to get the answers given to them! also known as Special Centres
I was sha told by the invigilator to "urry hup and go to the right class and submit the paper"!and I did!
After the exams being my mother's first child she was there to pick me up she asked me how the exams were, I didnt know if to tell her the truth or to say they exams were GREAT!
I told her the truth!I told her everything she laughed soo hard,till she was crying,and told me that at least I have seen life outside my school and to see that not everything is going to rosy!!!

Then there was my ultimate experience with JAMB!
I had been given soo many past questions papers by my lesson teacher and those JAMB math were tough!I sha had to do it cos my parents hadn't spoken to me of going anywhere my choices were Unilag,University of Ife and UNIPORT!!or Ahmadu Bello University I cant remember!
off to the exam hall I went, pencils sharpened, math set in tact and all the necessary things
this time I was in the right class no special centre rubbish!
Exams started, this was the period where every Tom, Dick and Harry in Lagos had a fone a Nokia 3310 to be exact!
To many characters in my class
This babe beside me she just kept on getting text after text after text and it was that annonying nokia ringtone sound for texts!
there was another girl that wasnt writing anything, we had english first, she was asked why she wasnt writing she was like ahn that she waiting to chemistry and physics!!
then there was another guy and our invigilator caught him cheating
Invigilator:where is the paper?
Boy:which paper ma?
Slaps the boy
INV;where is the paper?
boy:i dnt have any paper
inv:heeeenns hup lemme saarch u,
she called for a male invigilator
boy puts his hands up
checked his pockets everything
the still didnt find the paper, you won't believe where the paper was, it was in btwn his fingers!!
I havent held laughter like that before,

Tell me about your own cheating or cooperation experiences, did you sneak in Exam Focus, did you write on your thighs, did you chew the paper when you almost got caught!!
Tell me!!!
Have a fab rest of the week
God bless


bumight said...

lol @"write on your thigs" jenifa style!
my experience was kinda similar. I had gone to write GCEs cos my mom forced me to. i wasnt really bothered cos i knew my WAEC was going to be intact. there was this girl sitting beside me for English, and she didnt know what to write: I WROTE HER ESSAY FOR HER! as in the whole 500 words, and i didnt even know her! (she begged me to )

Nice Anon said...

on twitter abi? I see how it is now.
I was an expert back then. I mean you name it .. I have done it. Thinking about it now.. I was just too lazy to study. I wonder how i always came 1st-10 without even applying myself.

Anonymous said...

LOL are you kidding me he stood there and read the answers??..ahn ahn. Times like this I wish I wrote all these exams just so I could witness the foolery. As in "impediment" wont they notice everyone's impediment..lmao

BSNC said...

hahaha you were even in the wrong class. lol wait did you just say what will jesus do, i know he wouldn't collect that paper for sure..

I sat down with my twin, so we kind of helped each other. that is not cheating abi..

Tinu said...

@bumight you worte her paper for her???ehn evryman for himself in my books o!
@Niceanon lai lai blogger would always be my first love!u have liver o!ur lucky sha!
@Tay mee yep he read everything out o!!hehehe
@bsnc yes now as a good geh I had to ask my sef that kwesion!
theres a difference btwn cheating and cooperation!

Myne Whitman said...

I heard of these types of centers but I never experienced them. Yours was so funny.

akaBagucci said...

Had my own experience in SS2 also.. bloke next to me had no clue on the chemistry exam.. and ended 'dubbing' my chemistry paper - almost completely.... I was scared to bits cos the bloke invigilating the exam that day knew my father as a no nonsense chap... we survived it sha... silly boy next door made an A2 on the exam -- and still ended up reading Accounting! Bloody waste of my time!

The Girl with the Red Hair said...

I was an expert, attending a school and particularly in a class where everyone just refused to read.

I even wrote the Economics paper for a friend.

juiceegal said...

I swear mehn..all dese schools dat used 2 say don't cheat..hissssssss
I dint write jamb or GCE but i kinda experienced it during my sec school days..waec to be was fun sha.

Sir Scribbles II said...

OMG! see dubbign skillz mehn. Funny enuf I had d same experience wen i went to write JAMB but i wasn't as uninformed as u were *wink* u knwo i cannot dull lol

Anonymous said...

i took my JAMB in a private school so i didnt have this kind of experience and my school doesnt allow the taking of GCE so i didnt take that either.ive heard stories of all of these things even though id never experienced it.sounds like fun.

Fabulo-la said...

Numba taarty sisss heee!
Oh that got me tearing up!

i failed jamb twice jo..that is all i rmba abt it..
Stoopid hexam

chayoma said...

My goodness, those days...
i didn't have liver to carry in anything oh into the examination halls. But co-operation was key.i was the one being dubbing off from. the one i no fit answer, this is where co-operation comes into play. It was by force that everyone shall pass. As for external exams, haa, JAMB was just too funny, GCE, i wasn't even serious. lol. Then wasn't about the studying but the passing. It is now, that i am studying like a cow.

Miss FlyHigh - LondonsNaijaQueen said...

lmao @ bsnc no it's not cheating..joka..

wow so is this story true then someone actually came in shouting out the answers?? wow I could never imagine tht happening here...sounds soo strange lol...

I've always thought of cheating but never have sha...dunno why even when I know I am going to fail..just dnt cheat not sure why tho lol

iphyigbogurl said...

lol.....dubbing skills mehn!!
first time here..
love it!

Original Mgbeke said...

LMAO, chei I remember all those exams that I had to take and the dubbing that people used to do. I didn't dub my jamb o, but I dubbed GCE well well cos I wasn't in the mood for it. Too funny.

deola said...

hi Tinu

V said...

lmfaooo "hens up"
love the blog :)

Tinu said...

@MyneWhitmanlol thanks for stoping by!
@AkaBagucci!hahahahah doh!!!!
@thegirlwithredhair u have liver!!!i no fit!
@Juiceegal hehehe!u tryied now!
@Scribbles ur not serious at all o!
@leggy it was fun and an eye opener!
@Fabulola i havent evn checked my jamb result till today!
@chayoma loool!another chicken like me!
@Missflyhigh ur just like me!
@iphyigbogirl thanks for stoping by sweetie!
@Deola hey!
@V thanks for stopping by!!!cant comment on ur blog tho!!!!:(

Rene said...


rit nw i can only rmba my waec maths exam...towards the end of the exam, i had no question paper with me and i started beggin pple to giv me back d rest of my ans sheets.

JAMB....i dint do nything, dint write GCE...dint want to.

nd 4 d oral eng part 4 waec, al d ans erry1 shaded wuz 4m 1 person. i did yoruba 4 waec buh my essays were written by some guy dt really lykd

.....many more stories are coming to my head nw self!