Walking out of the exam hall, I met a classmate who asked how the paper was. “Omo ehn, I wish I hadn’t submitted that paper o! The thing hard die!” I said. He smiled and said “I fit help you runs am make you for get ‘A’ for the course sha“. He explained that the lecturer-in-charge of the course had a younger brother who he gives the marking scheme and the scripts to mark. This lecturer’s brother happened to be the runs guy who would collect your money. In turn, he would give you a new script and the marking scheme which would avail one the opportunity to re-write the exam. He would then staple the new script into the old stamped one, mark the script, give you an A! That way, everybody would be happy! This however meant that I had to wait till exams were over and students had gone home so that I could go to the guy’s house to which was the venue for my ‘resit’ exam. Sincerely, I couldn’t wait!
The day came to write the exam, I told two other friends with whom I had written the terrible exams (afterall, what are friends for?) And we left for the ‘venue’. We got there, the new scripts were handed to us and we were instructed to fill in our details. I became worried because the old scripts had been stamped so I was wondering how these new ones would be stamped too. He showed me some scripts he had previously worked on and there was no difference so my mind was at rest. I started writing what was in his marking scheme and discovered that what I wrote in the hall wasn’t really different from what I was re-writing and I stood a chance of getting a B with what I wrote from cramming and using my common sense. It got so bad at some point that I decided there was really no need to continue writing. I explained to the guy. And told him not to take out my old script. I even agreed to pay for the wasted sheets. He obliged.
“Well, young lady, as it stands now, this issue is beyond me. I have already involved a senior lecturer who has said you and your co-horts will face the school panel for examination malpractice. And I’m sure you already know, that the decision of the panel is final.”
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