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The Diary of a Boy Soldier – Night of Varieties

The Diary of a Boy Soldier – Night of Varieties

  As an end room Commander I enjoyed immunity from punishments; but also suffered for the offences committed by the Class one students, as it was expected of me to teach them all they needed to know. Days rolled into weeks, and weeks into months and before I knew it I was promoted to Class … Continue reading The Diary of a Boy Soldier – Night of Varieties

Diary of a Boy Soldier – The Orientation exercise 2

Diary of a Boy Soldier – The Orientation exercise 2

At about 6am we marched haphazardly to the R.S.M Yamusa Zakari Kumasi Parade Ground. This basically was where the cadre course was to take place. The cadre course, as the name implies, is an orientation programme meant to acquaint entrants with the prerequisites and prospects of training in the military school. The duration of the … Continue reading Diary of a Boy Soldier – The Orientation exercise 2

Diary of a Boy Soldier – The Orientation Exercise 1

Diary of a Boy Soldier – The Orientation Exercise 1

It was already dusk when I arrived at the Military School. The numerous streetlights and the erratic movement of fresh and regular students gave the bus car park a daytime feel. As I walked towards the school’s Assembly hall, I fell proud to be one of the students of this prestigious institution. Parents and wards … Continue reading Diary of a Boy Soldier – The Orientation Exercise 1

Diary of a Boy Soldier – 2

Even nature seemed to acknowledge my arrival by the way the trees gyrated in response to the cool evening breeze that blew with a familiar melody: w-e-l-c-o-m-e t-o a w-h-o-le n-e-w w-o-r-l-d. This natural ovation continued until I got to the school’s cark park. The assembly hall was already filled with arriving candidates when I … Continue reading Diary of a Boy Soldier – 2

Diary of a Boy Soldier – 1

  Introduction by Tunde Dawodu Critic/Correspondent, Daily Times Newspaper. “The diary Of a Boy Soldier” “The Diary of a Boy Soldier,” takes its title from the sobriquet used for trainees of theNigerianMilitarySchool,Zaria. The Boy Soldier is a soldier in the making. He undergoes an intensive military and academic course for a period of six years … Continue reading Diary of a Boy Soldier – 1