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· @greenrun ·
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Changing Times
I have no idea what they do at school these days that make all children I know want to go to school. These days, kids look forward to going to the school. Unlike back in the day when they pursue some boys with a cane from home to school. While some cry all the way to school. Some are even carried, against their will, to school. 
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Mark was the chief amongst those that were brought to school by force, amidst kicking, crying, swearing and begging to be left at home. It was one of the jobs that I loved to be part of it. By being a part of it, I meant to be amongst those that would go to bring them in but not to do the physical aspect of the job, but to watch others do it. Watching them scream and kick, as they were bundled and grabbed by six or more other kids, was a bit of a fun/entertainment to me. Now, I wished I had a camera and took some of the photos of the scenario, for it would have made me a sort of African Instagram celebrity. Lol
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Thinking back, could it have been that we attended [*pako*](https://nigeriandictionary.com/pako) school( government, public and not that well-maintained school)? That is where capital punishment is dished out for a variety of "crimes" in school including wearing the wrong color of sandals. The punishment is usually meted out with a cane nicknamed by us as "Dr. Do Good". The teachers made us bring charcoal to the classroom. The charcoal was to make the blackboard darker, so the white chalk writings on it would be more eligible.
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The teachers try, with the limited capacity of things they had, to impart knowledge. But, a large number of pupils in these schools could be overwhelming, the poorly paid teachers lack the patience (finesse) to gently correct the truants. The only correction you get is at least six strokes of the cane and boy does that correct you! Hahaha!

Nowadays, capital punishment is almost nonexistent in the school's system. The blackboards that formerly needed charcoal for it to be more effective are gradually being replaced with the whiteboard that utilizes marker. You know, as they say, the only thing that is constant in life is change. But some still miss the "good old days". Ironically, those that miss the good old days today should remember that in ten year's time, that today would then be referred to as the "good old days". So we should endeavor to at least enjoy this moment as fleeting as it may seem. Who knows if by then one steem would be worth $1000 and those of us that sold would then be wondering what made them do it. Lol.
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Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers.
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@sunnyebinum ·
I connect perfectly with your story... I attended one of such pako primary schools here in Southern Nigeria. Oboy that school was more of a correction centre than a school.
Thanks for sharing @greenrun
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@greenrun ·
Real correction centers. Lol. You must be corrected with *love* from the good old Dr. Do Good. Hahaha
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@tormiwah ·
Those times you will be told to stay flat on a table
And they will be dishing it out to you as if it is food
Those teachers have specialization in what they use, some have short canes and somelong ones
Old school memories
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@greenrun ·
Lol. You got that right. That's how to settle scores.
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@tormiwah ·
LOL. SOME WILL USE RULERS. NIGERIANS TEACHERS BEST IN DISCIPLINE
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@greenrun ·
I agree with you on that too.
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@tormiwah ·
Thanks bro
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