Daily Struggles of the University of Lagos Student

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Who can relate? :)

You have a lecture at 8am and your alarm looks like this:

You’ve been standing in line waiting for a cab heading to Campus for minutes now and suddenly, five people come out from only God knows where to cut the line in front of you

If cab drivers start being honest when they have change will they grow five heads?

Watching people scramble when they are trying to avoid being stuck in the uncomfortable backseat of one of those seven-seater minivan cabs

Every intense fuel scarcity period is directly proportional to cab price increase

The mornings where you're reluctant to get out of bed and the Course Rep announces, "Class is cancelled" on the Whatsapp group

And the times when you’ve managed to peel yourself out of bed, make it through the long cab queue and traffic, walk under the scorching sunshine...only to find out that the class wouldn't be holding

Walking into one of the restaurants at Red Bricks when there’s no power

When you've submitted four essay drafts to your supervisor and he still wouldn't approve any

Unilag and long queues are like this:

When you swear you were swimming in cash two days ago, but now your wallet is asking you important 'Wh-' questions

Walking past one of the male halls of residence (e.g Jaja Hall) and the guys start to yell demeaning things at passers-by (especially girls) from their windows.

Do shop owners around campus really understand what ‘student discount’ means? 


When lecturers announce that there’s going to be a test just to know the real population of the students taking their course

Places around campus are given the funniest names like 'Love Garden', 'Dubbing Centre' etc.

The increasing number of people at churches and library during exam period

Phew! The struggle is real!
What are the struggles you face as a Uni Student? I'd love to hear from you in the comment section below!

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cover photo: taken by Okwudili Nebe (Twitter: @__nebe)

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5 comments on "Daily Struggles of the University of Lagos Student"
  1. The GIFs are so hilarious 🤣🤣🤣😂

  2. Struggle is realer for those staying in Hostel.
    Like how an unusual mysterious long queue comes up in the bathroom when you have an early morning test.
    How you have to.
    And that Euphoria when you hear the test/exam has been postponed.

  3. I can relate to these and im not even a unilag student😂😂 that gif about the wallet asking "wh" questions👏👏👏🙌😂💖


  4. Oh my this is so funny Chinenye. Reminds me of my days as a student.
    Keep it up dear

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