I Will Forever be Proud of this One Thing

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Special greetings to my special people of Hive. Thank God it's Friday. Welcome to my Friday entry on week28 Edition 03 contest.

Every human no matter how little or big, gifted or not gifted has done and will still do something marvelous that could make the person beat his/her chest saying I did this. Whether is seem great in the sight of the people or not but to the person it is a great achievement. Every time such a person beholds or recalls that event or thing he/she feels motivated and proud.

There are many things people do that makes them proud. Extraordinary achievements, reaching where others can not, doing what seem impossible and so on can trigger one pride. Pride doesn't come from tangible things only but also from things unseen like good character. Many today have a wrong impression on the word pride because of how some set of people use their achievements to abuse and oppress others. People who are able to have breakthrough in life use the privilege they have to look down on others which is very wrong. And I think anyone guilty of that is still a child. Anyone can be anything in life, it is the matter of time, opportunity and work. If we can apply this principles in our lives we would realize that success is for everyone that chooses it. I wish I could go detail on the issue of time , opportunity and work for more clarity but that would divert me from this topic.

I see pride as a way one simply appreciates the beauty of the work of God upon his/her life. It is just so unfortunate that people corrupted the normal order. Pride becomes wrong when we use our privileges to intimidate others. But in a situation where we use it to motivate ourselves it is totally harmless. All humans are proud but not all use theirs to hurt others. While others see their success as a mean to raise their shoulders up, others use it to motivate theirselves to achieve more.

I have quite a number of things I did that really made me proud of myself but since we were asked to share just one, I will love to talk about how I wrote my examination without cheating. stay tuned.

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The story in full
One thing that always makes me proud in life is doing things the legal way. During my West Africa Examination Council [WAEC] and National Examination Council (NECO), examination malpractice almost looks like a legal stuff. Students pay for answers to be given them by teachers. I happened to attend a missionary school before I left because of the expenses in registration for WAEC to one of the government schools around. I was taught morality, cheating in examination is something we consider as a very big offence. The school management is so strict about it. That groomed me up in a decent way in writing examinations. I abhor malpractice to the core.

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When I got to the new school I saw the direct opposite of what I use to see in my school. Starting from the teachers down to the students, no one seem to be serious like we were going to write WAEC that students are scared of. I thought probably it's because we were having some weeks left. Anyone who seemed to be bothered studying looks like an old fashioned person. I started feeling uncomfortable in that environment. if it were my former school, you would not need anyone to advise you to prepare for exams. Few weeks to examinations our teachers came and started demanding for money they titled examinations fee. Ah! For what , I thought I did all my registration? I had to ask questions for more clarity after the teacher left and my mates laughed me to scorn. It is a normal thing here they replied me, you pay for answers to be supplied to you during examinations. So you don't have to kill yourself studying, just go and sleep, relax your mind and come to school on examination day and all the answers will be provided for you. When I heard this I was troubled, I knew I was going to face a lot of battle in that place because I will not pay the money, I am very stubborn at saying no to a thing. Thank God I was not the only one kicking against the idea. We were like five so that strengthens me more. We refused to pay the money and we vowed not to partake in whatever they will give in the examination hall.

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On the examination day, before we enter the hall, a teacher called us and advised us to change our minds if we don't want to rewrite WAEC but we gave no heed to him, our hearts were made up. We entered the examination hall after following due procedures and when the question papers were given, every student sat as though they did not come for examination and were waiting for manners from heaven while I and the four others that say we will not partake had to start. After waiting for several minutes, their manner finally arrived and all they had to do was to copy and paste🤣 while I have to write from my own head. One funniest thing that always happens is that as soon as those with manners finish the invigilators will collect the papers including ours whether we finish or not. That made us developed fast writting skill.

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We earned names, everyone started calling us pastors, women and men of God, mocking us and assuring us we will come back and write again. But that didn't make us loose ground. Sometimes the teacher sharing the manner will delibrately come to my seat and give my seat mate a paper and then do as if he didn't know I am the one there and do as if he wants to give me one, quickly he would look at my face and say ah!! pastor I didn't know it is you and he would laugh and pass.

I have to study very well and be set for every exam even when I have an opportunity to just sleep and then have answers. The mockery and the insults triggered me to put in my best because I know if I fail that examination, I will give them reasons to think one can't pass WAEC without cheating. There were times I feel ashamed but my mind was made up. That was how I endured until I finished that examination.

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When the result came out, my WAEC was held by the examination council. But my NECO came out and I had seven credits with pass in mathematics and chemistry. I know that was not what I expected after putting in my very best but, I was just so excited and happy. I never felt bad at all. Each time I see the result I find every reason to be happy. It makes me so proud of myself. I can always talk about it even with the two passes. There were people who cheated in the examination but had fail the examination. I use to feel like superman when I tell people I didn't cheat in my examination. It is something worth bragging 🤣🤣. And because of that I feel very comfortable to advise others not to indulge in malpractice, that they could pass even without cheating more also I have confidence that I can succeed in any examination without cheating.
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I wonder what has gotten into Nigerian teachers that they do not encourage students to read and try their best but they are the one helping them cheat. These set of people would take this to the higher institution since that is what they have been taught. What they don't realize is that someday, you will have to present what you have learnt and understood yourself in the outside world and it becomes a shame to you when you cannot prove your intelligence even when you have the certificate. At that time, they lose big opportunities.

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That is it ma , these are the same people you would meet in the hospital, schools, banks etc tomorrow. What will they present to the world ? Thanks so much for reading through ma I am so grateful

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I could remember during the time I did WAEC we weren’t even allowed to write what we know before they start writing on the board for us😂😂😂 and I was like do they expect us to write the same thing😂. Those people can be very funny,and write everything I know down before asking for the ones I couldn’t remember. I am proud of you for not engaging on malpractice that’s a good act.

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Am blushing.. thanks so much for this wonderful comment. 🥰🥰🥰

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Indeed... Passing an examination on your own merit is very fulfilling, almost akeen to walking on water. You can do no wrong. I know how it feels indeed.

You did really well.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

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🥰🥰🥰 this comment made my head big o, thanks so much for reading through

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It makes me sad that such cheating practices were done in that school. Cheating will make them pass the exam but the feeling of emptiness will bother them soon knowing that they don't put some effort to achieve their fake success.

Sadly, such corrupt doings will soon reflect on the nation.

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Seriously, they level of decadence is high. No wonder our society is suffering immensely today and we complain about government, When the foundation is the the matter

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Indeed.

Wishing for the best of your place

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Amen! ♥️..
Thanks for stopping by broh

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