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Hopeless students and religious matters

02 June 2014, 14:08 Onyeji Dominic

"You have not even started. Go and read!" said Prof. Wole Soyinka. He was known to us as a downright failure those days because history revealed that he failed recurrently and consecutively in O'level exams. He wrote W.A.E.C for nine consecutive years before he finally succeeded.

Let me say here that our problem in Africa today is that the  majority of us has lost the "burning desire" for education. We do not seem to know that education is hope for greatness, and the term "hope" is the only prayer that divinity approves. If we look well, we will see that Africa seem to have no hope because majority of our students are not dauntless like Wole Soyinka those days. They are rather chasing shadows and arming at mirages in pretense and make believe. That is why our campuses and lecture halls have turned into religious centres known to them as "Campus fellowships". If we ask me, I will say that I see religious fanatics and maniacs everywhere in campuses. They are no longer students due to "religious madness". Sorry!

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