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Saturday, December 08, 2018

[POEM] Certified Illiteracy: The Epitome Of Scam By Tijani Taofeeq



The first educational scam ever
Came from our so called teachers
They themselves, the real slave leaders
"You are the leaders of tomorrow" they said
Perhaps, I never heard
Well, when they said "education is the key"
Yes, education is their key
But the lock has been changed...

Education and certificates
One of the chains and lock
Given to us by our white mates
Perhaps, we found it hard to know our luck

years and more of striving
Waking early everyday
To avoid been beaten
Doing assignments and we gat to obey
The rules and the teachers teachings...

I told myself one day,
I will make my way...

We finish school to realise the struggle just begin
We fought hard and hard just to win
They said the clarion call we must obey
We were humble enough to hear what they will say

Here we are, not above prisoners but below secondary school pikin in the boarding house
We fought with the man o war drills and follow the rules
Chai! Who else wanna prove me wrong that western education has made us fools?

We have been foolish to the certificate for years with no little stipend
We entered the street, hustled and bustled
And we got folds of what we've paid to education
Yet they call us scammer
Yet, you still don't know the greatest scammer between we and your education?

Why should we go back to room that served us jailed terms
When the street is opened free for us

Come to your senses, education is for the rich,
The ones with connection and influence

Then I ask myself,
Who do I know that knows who knows the person that knows someone?

All I want is to make it great
Serve moi momma, my family and build a castle for my queen
If education can't help, abegi, hold yourself

Education has brought the scam in us
Why shouldn't we show it to the world?
And how do you wanna stop the scam that was started by education itself?

Dedicated to all school drop out that found their favor market in the street...

Written By:
Tijani Taofeeq

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