I spent this past weekend in Lagos with my good friend Gbenga Oni. Gbenga and I have been friends since 1984 from FGC Sokoto. In the course of our many gists he reminded me of how he missed out during the mock WAEC examination that we did in our final year because he was sick from food borne illness. I couldn’t even remember the incident as he tried to describe to me how he was so weak from frequent visit to the dormitory toilet he couldn’t take 5 steps at a time.
According to him he spent almost the entire mock examination period on the sick bed in the school dispensary while I and his other colleagues were slugging it out in the exam hall. Fortunately he was nursed back to health before the main WAEC examination few weeks later.