TASUED was never my priority when choosing the option of tertiary institution, because it was relatively newly established. But here I am, studying a course I never envisaged but chose in a bid to escape Mathematics Image
The interview session after entrance exams was a bit terrific. Mehn! People dey look for admission same way they will later look for job in life after graduation. Image
We were asked to queue in front of E-learning prior to the interview. A whole me🙆🏽‍♂, Oba Ilu kan, Jagaban of Abule wa, Prince of Grammar, intending Baddo, Professor and Apostle. We were later asked to come into the Auditorium behind OGD for the interview. Image
As I was standing patiently waiting for my turn, a lady beautifully dressed in pink attire was being interrogated. O boy! This lady fine die but she get arrogance😒. Ordinary what's up, she gave me the look of WHO BE YOUR MATE. Mo ya look away🤦🏽‍♂ Image
One of the interviewers asked her why she was wearing pink, and she replied that it was her favourite colour. Another wicked interviewer asked if she was a PINK LADY and she said YES. Image
That was how they asked her to go. She was on her way out before realising her response. She ran back and was on her knees saying she was sorry. Image
She tapped me and asked me to beg on her behalf. Emi Omolomo, mo ya face front. The security guys helped her out and so she lost the admission. Awon oloyinbo ibu. Image
Nobody underrates me and go scot free. So I was asked to come forward for mine. I quickly lifted my eyes up to the hills. Image
It was a panel of four men, I can remember that Mr Dosumu, Mr Omotayo, Mr Erhabor and Mr Ajayi were there. Trust your person, I dusted all the question and was about to go when they said, What if we offer you another course? Image
I was sweating from within for lack of response. Of I say YES, they may say that I am not a serious candidate and give me CRS, IRS or any course I will regret for the rest of my life and if I say NO, they may boot me out without any admission. Image
So as a sharp guy, I smiled at them and said, I know they wouldn't want to lose me. And so I bounced out of the hall with plenty fears in my heart. Image
Immediately I saw my peeps outside and they were asking how far, I was boasting that I have dealt with the panel but for my mind, the Lord is still my Shepherd. Make God no think my boastfulness, na pikin dey do me. Image
Some weeks later when I was invited to come and check my admission status, I understood that nothing humbled you in life than failure. Image
Plenty people full E-learning wey wan check result. Dem dey say make we submit our slips in batches. 10 persons per batch. Na so fine fine people wey submit begin see their result dey cry. Image
There was a guy on my side. He was very fluent, handsome and intelligent. All the girls have started exchanging contact with him. He even brought Mercedes Benz to check result. I was already famzing him. Na so dem give my guy result say he fail. Image
I wanted to run after him to console him but my name was called next. Initially I formed deaf to hear my name again. When the woman wanted to skip it for another person thinking I might have gone home or something. Mo ya kigbe, I shouted on top of my voice. ADE IS HERE. Image
Immediately I received the slip, I didn't check. I left the pool of the crowd and moved to one of the classes. There and then I saw ADMITTED. I shouted, I said it. Image
Those still expectant quickly joined me to check and congratulated me. I began to feel fly. Emi omolomo laarin ijalo. I quickly ordered for a chilled bottle of LaCasera. I can't kill myself. Image
Not long after, we began registration and verification. It was in the course of doing medicals that I met Yemi Sanya and Erinoso Michael. I also met Jane Uwagbai and Femi omo Iya Alaso. But we didn't really get on well because I was very careful of mingling so quick. Image
In our early days in Block E while hanging around and waiting for lectures, I met Jide Oderinde and Seyi Omojufehinsi. On another occasion while I was arguing about premiership match on the corridor of Block E, I met Waheed Adetunji, Azeez Salaudeen, Drogba and a few others. Image
I was on the verge of aspiring for Class Rep when I met Tunde (T BLAST), a close ally of Lawal Kayode (OLUKAY), who implored me to support his friend to emerge as the General Governor for COSMAS 100 level. It was there and then that the ambition died even without professing it.
I was subsequently rewarded by being nominated into EFCC by Hon. First Born. It was there and then that I met iconic figures like ICON, Freeman, Mujaheed, Akon and a whole lot of others who continued to school me in the world of TASUED politics
At the departmental level, I was coopted into agitating for the demerging of Sociology from Social Studies Students Association of Nigeria. I was leading the group of agitators to the HOD. Image
Despite our agreement to express our position collectively, I looked at my back when I got into his office and saw no one. That was when I was welcomed into school politics.
I was initially bragging that we would cause mayhem if our agitations were not considered on time only to be asked by the HOD that who was sponsoring me to cause problem. When I looked behind me, my group of political think tank were all gone. Aye mi, temi bami🙆🏽‍♂ Image
The man, Baba Adeigbehin, threatened to withdraw my admission if I didn't desist. He told me that my name was still written with pencil and as such can be erased anytime and he will go ahead to label me as a cultist. Image
On hearing that, mo ya dobale kia. I prostrated and started begging him. Baba sent me out of his office and I never saw him again till he retired.
I was appointed the Chairman of the department Electoral body from 100-400 level. And in all of the elections, I ensured that there was fairness and the votes of every voters counted. Image
Seyi Omojufehinsi, Odedeyi Fehintola, Waheed Adetunji, Oderinde Olajide, Erinoso Michael, Yemi Sanya and a few others can relate better on this electoral sincerity of mine. Image
I served in several capacities such as SUG, NANS, EFCC, ITEC, and the likes. But how did I relate with colleagues within and outside the department and enjoy academic sanity and sanctity despite all these?
Let's do this next week... Image
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