“Education is a well dug success well,
If you fail to draw from it
You can’t face the bigger world”
We were always told.
“You’d be stand inferior
If you’re not a literate”
– Was their buttressing point.
All these sounded to me like the croaking of a toad,
For we were given workload
Of homework on animal and plant cells
To submit before the ringing of the 8am bell.

School taught us to fear our teachers than our parents
And that homework,
Was more important than household chores.
While we were forced to appear neat
Whenever we were on our uniforms,
We were cajoled with the saying
“Cleanliness is next to godliness”.
Little did we know,
We were been taught how to dress
While seeking for jobs.
School taught us how to study to pass.
They extolled their rigid principles of teaching
At the detriment of our creativity.
The school taught the society
That some disciplines are more profitable than others.
The so called academic institutions
Organizes inter-class debates
With zombified thinkers breeding topics
– A banker is better than a teacher.
I’m not trying to be idiomatic
For school made us intellectually robotic
As our knowledge of education remains generic.

Ek Tiger inked Zombified Thinkers.

Derazy Ajah

Ajah Goodnews Chidera Socially known as Derazy Ajah is an aspiring student of Ebonyi State University, with the aim of studying law. An indigene of Ebonyi State, she has a soft spot for writing, which she started at age 12, "Writing is simply the way I put out my thoughts",she always say. Her love for writing led her to put down nice peice of works. She has written lots of beautiful works. She owns the blog site where she puts out her works. She is the future yet to be seen.

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