It is not uncommon to witness Nigerian graduates talk about emigrating. A good number of young Nigerians you’ll encounter are either already making tangible plans towards leaving, or giving it some (read: a lot of) consideration. However, it can be quite disheartening hearing the same from undergraduates whose short-lived exposure to the dysfunctional system has […]
A week ago Unilag students resumed school virtually after a year of ghosting, radio silence and of course ASSU’s ever changing resumption date, which happened not once, not twice, but thousands. I am a 400 level student in this great university studying mass communication and here’s what my first week of virtual learning was like. […]
Students in Nigerian universities have stories to tell, but hardly anyone to tell them to. For our new weekly series, Aluta and Chill, we are putting the spotlight on these students and their various campus experiences. Earlier this year, I had a conversation with a student of Covenant University, and he talked about how tedious […]
When did you gain your freedome?
For a Nigerian father, it is not enough that you made it to university. No, no. “Any random person can go to the university,” they’ll say. To them, it’s the course you study that matters. 1. Medicine This is top 2 and it’s not number 2. A Nigerian father’s ultimate dream is to say, “My […]
Dear OAU students, everyone knows that you have a vibrant community, so it’s only right that we do a post about the Obafemi Awolowo University experience. This one is for you: 1. When you are coming from Academics at 3 AM and Seun Risky has not closed I serve a living God. 2. Awo boys […]
What does life look like for Gen Z Nigerians everywhere in the world? Every Friday, we ask five Gen Z Nigerian students one question in order to understand their outlook of life. We recently wrote an article about some Nigerians struggle with drug addiction, so we decided to ask five students why they started using drugs in the […]
At Igbinedion University, Kogi State University, and Ambrose Alli University, students and lecturers exchange money for marks.
What if there was an app that can let you freeze time?
Many of us thought we couldn’t get out of university fast enough. There was a new life to live and hell lots of money to make. How’s that working out now? Anyway, we asked 5 Nigerian graduates about what they miss about university, and this is what they said. Ola, University of Ibadan University was […]
What does life look like for Gen Z Nigerians everywhere in the world? Every Friday, we ask five Gen Z Nigerian students one question in order to understand their outlook of life. Marrying while in the University is something that has been happening for a while. It was especially more popular among women in older generations, so we […]
“For a mind that knows is a mind that’s free.”
This week’s Aluta and Chill is about how unsafe Nigerian campuses can be. From the student who was stuck in an abusive relationship to the student who witnessed female students being drugged at a party, these stories are chilling. Boma, Female, University of Port Harcourt I met this guy in my first month at school. […]
What does life look like for Gen Z Nigerians everywhere in the world? Every Friday, we ask five Gen Z Nigerian students one question in order to understand their outlook of life. Gen-Z students are considered the future of tomorrow, and although they say they really do not want to fix anything, I decided to ask them […]
Since having sex in beds and rooms is totally outdated, we asked some students some of the wildest places they have had sex. Amanda, UniBen/20 It was at the balcony of the lecture theatre. It would have been inside the lecture theatre, but too many doors, so it was easy to get caught. The balcony […]
For students at any of the government-owned universities across the country, ASUU and NASU strikes are a big part of their experiences. The staff unions are always in disagreements with the federal government, leading to strikes that sometimes go on for months. No one feels this avoidable break in academic activities more than the students […]
It hurts when you set your mind on something and don’t get it — and this is the reality for a lot of Nigerian students who didn’t get the course they wanted to study. If you went through this, you will definitely relate to this: 1. You, filling out your JAMB form confident that you […]
What does life look like for Gen Z Nigerians everywhere in the world? Every Friday, we ask five Gen Z Nigerian students one question in order to understand their outlook of life. With the constant debate about the resumption of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, this week we asked five Nigerian students if they want to resume […]
The coronavirus pandemic caught the whole world off-guard and largely unprepared. The world switched into self-preservation mode and put stringent rules in place to curb the spread of the virus. Then, came the total lockdown of activities. Schools were not spared. Usually, Nigerian students are at their busiest in their final years as they have […]
“Feelings are a lot of work. Don’t catch them.”
Gen-Z is a name given to people born between the years of 1996-2015. We asked some Gen-Z Nigerians, to tell us 11 things they want the older generation Nigerians to know. Amina, 21 Shut up, listen, and mind the business that pays you. Ada, 19 You are always complaining that we like to follow trends […]
“A student needed an ambulance but it wasn’t available. He died.”
Things will not always go your way — no one knows this better than a Nigerian student navigating the occasionally murky waters of uni life. We’ve all been there, so why not be a little nostalgic about it? Here we go: 1. When your laptop has no backup power and NEPA takes light in the […]
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Students are Obsessed with Libraries in 2020.
Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in: