The University is one big community where different persons from different backgrounds, social status, states and ethnicity who speak different languages, with different life goals and character traits are found. While I was in school, I came in contact with different kinds of people, from the super cool ones to the super annoying ones. If you’re a Nigerian studying in a Nigerian university, you’ll find this post relatable.
This group of students are always known to dress up. They’re in the know about every fashion trend. They never leave their hostel rooms without their full face beat, designer dress and bags now we just have to accept the fact they always look chick and beautiful. We all love to admire them, why not? I mean they invest so much time to look so beautiful and presentable.
The wanna be
This group of people do any and everything to look like the next big thing. They’re the liars, the story tellers, the pretenders, they have it not but they pretend to have it all. You’ll know them when you see them.
These ones are the “Mary-Amaka” like kind of students. They’re covered up ear to ear, they wear ill fitting clothes and ankle-length skirts bogus trousers, and big “coats” you know what I mean when I say coat right? No they don’t wear suits but “coats”. They don’t tell lies, they submit their assignments earlier than others, they report their class to their lecturers when they feel their course mates are wrong so they look like the good ones. They are the Lecturer’s favourite, don’t you just love them?
These are the efikos. They literally sleep in the library, They read till day break (TDB) and doze off during classes. Just look around, you’ll find them with big back packs and textbooks. Some of them already have hunched backs from carrying so many books all at ones. I love their nerdy look, they look so innocent.
These ones are the light of the party. You find them wherever it’s going down, they are everyone’s friends, simply put; they’re fun to be with.
These group of people love to observe and take note of everything going on around them. They know more than you think they do and they can beat you at your game if care is not taken. You don’t see them carrying books all over the place but they do better than most efikos.
These group of people are those who seem to know it all. They are the busy bodies, always looking for an opportunity to show off. They are the set of people who always destroy laboratory equipment and derive so much joy getting themselves and their course mates into trouble.
I think I was the observer and sometimes I’ll pretend to be the efiko lol!
It’s your turn, what type of student are/were you?
Let’s be friends