Friday, 8 August 2014

OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 6)

...After waiting for ten minutes and Tunde didnt show up,at exactly 1.15pm Sola left OUI roundabout so he could be on campus by 1.30pm.Tunde on the otherhand totally forgot about their agreement to meet at any location,immediately he saw a bus going to campus, he quickly entered the bus.He got to campus around 1.10pm and immediately he got to school gate,he saw a man selling Eggroll which he bought with the last cash on him.

Getting a bus back to campus wasn't easy, he had to settle for the doorside of a 'Town Igboro', he finally got to campus about ten minutes after his takeoff from school gate, Tunde checked his pocket and was glad that he could still find his HB pencil which he kept specially to use for SER001 exam,he saw different people with rough shirts, hairs amongst different funny dressings, thanks to the Aluta.

 SER001 exam was just simple and Tunde found himself smiling while reading some questions. Tunde finished the exam within 15minutes, immediately he left the exam hall he picked his G.S.M from pocket and dialled Similoluwa's  number,Similoluwa sounded very happy and told Tunde that the Aluta was interesting,she expressed eagerness for another Aluta to take place.Your SER001 nko? Tunde asked,it was just there jawe,even if i no be university student,i go pass am,Similoluwa replied. Hmm Iwe! Tunde teased her on Phone and after some few seconds of talking,Similoluwa and Tunde agreed to see each other at Anglomoz car park,later in the night. Tunde dropped the call and checked his pocket to see how much was left on him,then reality dawned on him that he has spent the last hundred naira he had buying Gala and Eggroll.

Tunde wasnt expecting any money till Monday of the following week,his weekly Pocket Money is one thousand Naira.Sensing the consequence of that,Tunde thought aloud,'well,i have Garri,Small Rice and Beans, Man no fit die jare,he concluded'.Thinking of what he could eat in the afternoon,he picked up his Phone and flashed Similoluwa,who called back almost immediately.What do you want to cook in your hostel, Tunde asked Similoluwa,well Rice and Dodo,Similoluwa replied.Cook my own o, Tunde said, and Similoluwa promised to call him when it is ready.

Immediately he dropped the call,someone tapped his head hard from behind...

Watch out for episode 7!

The writer of this story, Oyedeji Olanrewaju is a Part 2 student of  the Department of Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University. You can reach Oyedeji through his e-mail:
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