TOP LIES BY STUDENTS
DISCLAIMER: MAY BE MY PARENTS, RELATIVES, SIBLINGS, FRIENDS, ANYBODY WILL READ THIS. JUST BEFORE YOU READ, HAVE IN MIND THAT THEY ARE NOT THE LIES I TELL. LOL.
Being a student, I totally understand the kind of `shilingi mbili’ life we live. A life with a million and two demands; bills to be paid, and nearly everything equals money. Well, I cannot relate why people still sing that money is not a necessity. Even a CU chairperson needs offering, the Bible says `do not walk in the House of God empty handed’. Countless are the times when the money given by our parents isn’t enough to cater for the many needs we have; especially the co-curricular ones but thanks to the people in 18th floor of anniversary towers, HELB comes in handy. Hearsays convince us that most students misuse this loan through drugs consumption, expensive feeding, clothing, gadgets and such other things. The few people with a soft spot for investment, get into the business world, take risks and what happens happens (some direct translation isn’t that bad). The larger % however is forced by circumstances to lie to their parents/guardians. Our parents are normally very loaded when it comes to academic matters but extremely broke when the need for money is anything non-academic. After making this first class discovery, students tend to lie in the line of academics. Let’s explore……
For most students, projects begin in the first month of their academic year. The project costs around 3,000 inclusive of printing and that is less money, because one has sacrificed borrowing a pal’s laptop instead of taking the handwritten work for typesetting. After such an educational narration to parents, they are quick to respond especially because they can see that their kid is making effort to reduce expenses. Ask the same parent for some coins to buy a khaki trouser and the response will be unappetizing.
- ACADEMIC TRIP.
This is a lie 98% of parents have come across (except mine….haha). Yes, there are academic trips, well let’s call them trips organized by the institution because they are hardly academic to some extent. Not students from all courses get the privilege to have such trips, but at least some do. Take this guy who is from the school of teachers (my fresher prefers it that way) calls the dad and explains how they are having a field trip and the school only caters for the transport. He is quick to add that they will spend 2weeks and that it is a do or die trip. You should watch the facial expression the guy puts on while handling the call. Just as you are guessing, his mpesa is credited and he can now comfortably text the babe `hey darling, surprise surprise, I’m taking you out today’…..Imagine he had called and said `dad I want 2,500 to take your potential daughter-in-law out.
It is not a wonder to have a student tell the parent that he/she needs a text book worth sh.5000 but there is a better deal from a lecturer or black market seller at sh.4, 000. Hardy will a parent hesitate sending the money motivated greatly by the child’s money saving skills. A lady pursuing Bachelor of Sociology made me roll down in laughter last semester after she had a rib cracking conversation with her mum and dad. `Hey mum hey dad, I just wanted to let you know that I am revising for my exams which are scheduled to begin next week. However, I am a bit troubled because I have no geometrical set, ruler, drawing book and we pay sh.1000 to a acquire an exam card. Sorry I told you this a bit late’. Now that had to leave me in stiches; seriously, sociology and a geometrical set???Anyway, she played her cards good, otherwise, she wouldn’t have had that Nick Minaj hairstyle.
- SCHOOL FEES.
Thanks to HELB, some students get part of their fees paid. However, some parents have no idea that this ever happens and thus students take advantage of this as the fees is paid wholly. This works a great deal in being a con-person without the parent suspecting. That is how a man will walk confidently and tell his boys, `wape mbili….bills on me’.
Let us all remember though that there is no secret between two people, unless one of them is dead. As long as anyone knows of your dealings, be sure that one time, one day, one century, in a certain week and month, they will be revealed. Till then, KEEP RISKING. Parents are our strongest support system, of course after God, and sometimes we just have to be smart.
My disclaimer still applies though. The series HOW I NEVER MET YOUR FATHER RESUMES NEXT WEEK.
Don’t do something permanently stupid because you are temporarily upset.
NAWAPENDA SANA SANA.