A LECTURER WITH THE HEART OF GOLD

The death of a friend, close relative, colleague or parent can affect anybody in many ways, that's the reality. I quickly informed my U...



The death of a friend, close relative, colleague or parent can affect anybody in many ways, that's the reality. I quickly informed my University when my father passed away on Nov 1, 2019, in Abeokuta,Nigeria. As Yoruba adage says, "You cannot keep a wounded hand under your cloth."

I also sent emails to all my lecturers to extend deadlines to submit my coursework assignments. I informed some coursemates who are my friends in the class, just for them to understand my emotions during this trying period.


Straight to the main story, one of my lecturers saw me and another student in a lift this morning, I did not even know he was inside the lift with many students until he said, "Hello", to me. I answered him and my mission was not to ask if he receives my email but just to ask about the format of his examination next month.

"Can I ask about your exam next month? Are we going to type the answers or write with our hands? Any computer practicals in the exam?"

"No practicals in my exams, you have done all the practicals in the computer labs.It is going to be a hand-written exam but if your handwriting is really bad for anybody to read, then the department of Computer and Information Sciences shall make a special arrangement for such students."

"My handwriting is very clear, smooth and easy to read," I replied to him.

This lecturer then changed the topic to personal matters. He asked me and the other student.

"Who is LASISI among the postgraduate students?"

"I am Lasisi," I responded quickly. I knew he wanted to discuss the contents of my emails.

"Accept my sincere condolence on your father's death", he told me.

"I am now a complete orphan, motherless 7 years ago, and now fatherless in 2019. Maybe I should be living in the orphanage now but I am also a father to children, they depend on me too." I cracked jokes with him.

The lecturer looked at my face, then laughed at my jokes.

"You're a strong man, still coming to classes despite your father's death." the Cambridge-educated lecturer said.

"What can I do? Life must continue. I spent so much money to keep him alive. My father thanked me while still alive, that's my consolation. This is my career, I must focus on my books." I replied to him.

"If you need anything from the department, just get in touch", the lecturer assured me.

To cut the long story short, if you're bereaved as a student or going through personal issues, you must inform your university or employers for special considerations in some cases.
I can officially request for my own examination to be postponed until I am psychologically stable to sit for the examination.
The University cannot say NO. I would still graduate along with my coursemates but I must read my books and understand the computer practicals, to perform above average in the examination. Anyway, let me face my IWE KIKA. Aye o ni mu gbogbo wa ooo.#SoftwareEngineeringCareer


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