Tag Archives: primary school

The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 6: Those Troublesome Twins

READ EPISODES 1 – 5 Most of the students were still in class when Uncle Henry arrived.  That was how unexpected his visit was. Miss Agbo did not even know that someone had entered the class.  However, when we saw an unfamiliar grown-up in the class, we did what we had been taught to do.  … Continue reading The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 6: Those Troublesome Twins

The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 5: Miss Agbo Tells Her Story

READ EPISODES 1 – 4 We continued the journey in silence. Miss Agbo lived in Ikate, a neighborhood in Surulere.  It was far from my school, which was all the way in Apapa, so on our way, we ran into traffic.  With all the grunting and complaining that came from my mother, I began to … Continue reading The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 5: Miss Agbo Tells Her Story

The Day I Will Never Forget | Episode 4: Ezekiel’s Mother Suspects Something

READ EPISODES 1 – 3 I decided I would not tell anyone what I had done.  Not even Bright. The truth would remain in my heart, locked away for good.  Besides, who knew why Miss Agbo really fell ill? Maybe someone else had fed her rabbit meat.  Or maybe something else had happened to her. … Continue reading The Day I Will Never Forget | Episode 4: Ezekiel’s Mother Suspects Something

The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 2: The Boy With the Fat Cheeks

  READ EPISODE 1 Miss Agbo was what as an adult, I can now refer to as “meticulous.”  But as a child, I thought she was just petty.  Too particular, and in fact, obsessed with an infinite number of small, uninteresting details. At the end of class everyday, she would ensure that the class captain … Continue reading The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 2: The Boy With the Fat Cheeks

The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 1: Our Class Teacher, the Rabbit Lover

We all knew about the rabbits.  It was not a secret.  Every student in my Primary 3 class – 5, 6, 7 year olds just like me – was aware that Miss Agbo, our class teacher, absolutely loved rabbits. The first clue was the picture alphabet chart celotaped to one of the orange walls of … Continue reading The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 1: Our Class Teacher, the Rabbit Lover

The Three Mischievous Friends

Emeka, Goodluck, and Femi were the biggest boys in the class, and also held the record of scoring big in failure in examinations. While other students engaged in various forms of preparation for the upcoming promotion examination, the trio went about chewing biscuits and looking for troubles they didn’t keep. They have never been scared … Continue reading The Three Mischievous Friends