7 Things Nigerian Students Say, And 7 Things They Really Mean

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Nigerian students are not honest all the time. If they tell you something, chances are that they mean the opposite (or something close to it) and this post is proof of that.

1. “God knows that I’m not going to that lecturer’s class tomorrow” = “I don’t feel like going to class at this moment. But I will change my mind at the last minute. That attendance is important, plis dear.”

2.I will start working on the assignment this evening” = I won’t do any work on it until a day or two before the deadline, but I have to let myself think that I have something important to do this evening. 

3. “Have you read for the test?” = “I don’t really care about you, but I need to know if we’re failing this thing together.”

4.Efiwe. Efiko!” = “I don’t think you’re that brilliant, but they sound like what you want to hear and I need you to do a favour for me.”

5.Please, don’t whine me.” = “I love that you think highly of me, but I have to know you’re serious about it. No, no, don’t stop now. Please continue.”

6.I don’t think I’m prepared for this exam.” = “I’ve been studying for days non-stop, and I think I’m going to crush it. But I don’t want you to know that.” 

7. Omo, that exam was tough.” = “It was actually a walk in the park for me, but since you guys are complaining about it, I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon while I wait for my A.”

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