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What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by DevelopNaija: 10:21am On Mar 02, 2018
7:00am!!!

I jumped up from my bed just same way you realise you weren’t urinating in the toilet in your dream, rather, you just BED WETTED IN REAL LIFE!

Preparing by 7am for work that starts by 8am made me realise that God bestowed the ‘fast’ skill on me even better than what he bestowed on Usian Bolt.

7:15am – I saw myself boarding a keke (Tricycle) to where I can get a bus straight to the office. Oh my God! I just repented yesterday from giving flimsy excuses for late coming and I have already seen myself backsliding today! Struggles of being perfect……sigh! No thanks to the Lagos Traffic for contributing to my late coming.

I hurriedly took a peep at my fellow passengers in the Keke. Seated by my left was a young girl on her way to school who probably was still in primary school. While on my right was a young man who I guess was in the same ‘late’ situation with me.

Suddenly, the Keke driver’s phone rang, he picked the call as he kept on driving. I noticed the young girl beside me became uneasy and poked the driver. The driver felt the young girl has reached her destination, so he ended the call and stopped the Keke so she can come down.

I am not coming down here! The young girl claimed

‘Okay’ said the keke driver as he drove off.

The driver’s phone rang the second time. He picked the call and kept driving. Immediately, the young girl gave the driver a slight blow that made him stop swiftly.

Shey you talk say you never reach where you go drop, why you come dey disturb me? The driver queried.
“STOP TALKING ON THE PHONE WHILE DRIVING. DO YOU WANT TO CAUSE AN ACCIDENT? WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS VERY WRONG! – she retorted

A strange silence filled the keke immediately. Seconds later, the other passenger and I wore a bright smile on our faces. “Well done, girl! I am proud of you”, I said in my thought.

I couldn’t help but ponder on what happened in the Keke as I entered the office by 8:30am,! By the way, I came to work before my supervisor, so I had no one to query me. Yay! God gat my back, in fact, my whole body.

Back to the matter; what the young lady did in the Keke is what many of us overlook. I am so proud of the school she attends and her ability to practice what she learns. This shows the level of quality education the young girl receives in school and even at home.

This also shows that there is hope for the future of Nigeria. Imagine if all the children in Nigeria get quality education, what a powerful economy Nigeria will become.

There are many children out there that do not have anyone to put them in a quality and affordable school due to various reasons. We aim at achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Quality Education in Nigeria by 2030. Hope you aren’t hoping on the government, because government cannot achieve this alone, it is you and I that can make this happen.

This also shows that there is hope for the future of Nigeria. Imagine if all the children in Nigeria get quality education, what a powerful economy Nigeria will become.

There are many children out there that do not have anyone to put them in a quality and affordable school due to various reasons. We aim at achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Quality Education in Nigeria by 2030. Hope you aren’t hoping on the government, because government cannot achieve this alone, it is you and I that can make this happen.

Here are some suggestions that could help us achieve this
1. Sponsor a child through school (To tertiary level or beyond)
2. Improve the quality service delivery of a school by volunteering to teach the students,
3. Endeavour to get QUALIFIED STAFF (Owners and managers of schools)
4. Make sure your academic curriculum is up-to-date (Owners , managers and teachers of schools)
5. Ensure students what they are being taught (Teachers and Parents)
6. Donate or contribute massively to improve the quality of a school (such as donating classroom equipment, giving scholarships to outstanding students, renovating a school etc)
7. You could build a school that offers quality and affordable or free education

A big thank you to all those who in one way or the other have and is still contributing to Quality Education in Nigeria.

• What other ways can one contribute to Quality Education in Nigeria? Your suggestions are needed in the comment section.
• What are you doing to contribute to Quality Education in Nigeria? Kindly let us know so we can showcase your good works no matter how small or big your works are.
• Do you know anybody or organisation we can reach out to that can contribute to quality education in Nigeria? Do well to inform us.
• What other things can be done? Any idea?

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by Cletus77(m): 2:05pm On Mar 02, 2018
education really pays but i think a normal person should be able to know dat

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by ikbnice(m): 3:19pm On Mar 02, 2018
The child has a better brain. Intelligence no be by age.

I keep wondering, everything is just getting smarter now. Smart phone, smart light, smart TV, smart this... Smart that, even SMART KIDS.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by Paradigm777: 3:33pm On Mar 02, 2018
ikbnice:
The child has a better brain.
U mean better brain than the OP?

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by ikbnice(m): 3:42pm On Mar 02, 2018
Paradigm777:

U mean better brain than the OP?
una kuku sabi put someone for trouble. No be my mouth you hear am sha because me I no talk am o. But those adults suppose think better nah. Abi dem get death wish ni

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by teewhizzy4real(m): 3:52pm On Mar 02, 2018
Paradigm777:
U mean better brain than the OP?
baba u wicked must u interpret.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by Ogbenimax(m): 4:58pm On Mar 02, 2018
grin grin grin
ikbnice:
una kuku sabi put someone for trouble. No be my mouth you hear am sha because me I no talk am o

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by Intrepid01(m): 6:47pm On Mar 02, 2018
You should gone straight to the point rather than using a conjectured lie to cream your story...anyways your point is clear. I'll be giving birth soon, so I'll sponsor that one.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by Newboss(m): 8:47pm On Mar 02, 2018
Quality education my feet? angry

That is common sense! angry

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by emeijeh(m): 9:28pm On Mar 02, 2018
Newboss:
Quality education my feet? angry

That is common sense! angry

It's my foot

You need quality education bro, no offence. cheesy

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by Newboss(m): 9:48pm On Mar 02, 2018
emeijeh:


It's my foot

You need quality education bro, no offence. cheesy
"My feet", I meant and said. angry Never meant "my foot", and never said "my foot" because I was referring to the two, not just one. angry

You need a working brain, no offence! angry

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by DavidEsq(m): 11:16pm On Mar 02, 2018
Newboss:
"My feet", I meant and said. angry Never meant "my foot", and never said "my foot" because I was referring to the two, not just one. angry

You need a working brain, no offence! angry
This is how we got where we are, today: a Nepa bill for certificate wielding president, who wld never admit his wrongs. Continue sha. Wen u begin run ur family enta poto-poto, like buhari is running the country, na den ur eye go clia.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by Newboss(m): 11:24pm On Mar 02, 2018
DavidEsq:

This is how we got where we are, today: a Nepa bill for certificate wielding president, who wld never admit his wrongs. Continue sha. Wen u begin run ur family enta poto-poto, like buhari is running the country, na den ur eye go clia.
Nigga, I said feet, not foot. I meant feet, not foot! angry Can you create a spot in your brain for that? angry
It's not a mistake! angry It's deliberate! angry Can't I use feet in peace again? angry

I wonder why some Nigerians are damn dumb! angry

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by DavidEsq(m): 11:33pm On Mar 02, 2018
Newboss:
Nigga, I said feet, not foot. I meant feet, not foot! angry Can you create a spot in your brain for that? angry
It's not a mistake! angry It's deliberate! angry Can't I use feet in peace again? angry

I wonder why some Nigerians are damn dumb! angry
That's bad use of grammar, dude.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by Newboss(m): 1:33am On Mar 03, 2018
DavidEsq:

That's bad use of grammar, dude.
No, it's not, Nigga! angry
I simply made reference to my feet! angry

Use your brain! angry

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by DavidEsq(m): 6:11am On Mar 03, 2018
Newboss:
No, it's not, Nigga! angry
I simply made reference to my feet! angry

Use your brain! angry
Eya

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by skilfulsagei(m): 6:27am On Mar 03, 2018
Newboss:
Nigga, I said feet, not foot. I meant feet, not foot! angry Can you create a spot in your brain for that? angry
It's not a mistake! angry It's deliberate! angry Can't I use feet in peace again? angry

I wonder why some Nigerians are damn dumb! angry
the statement is an idiom not a grammatical expression. You can't change foot to feet.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by ObservantFellow: 6:45am On Mar 03, 2018
skilfulsagei:
the statement is an idiom not a grammatical expression. You can't change foot to feet.

You can. It's a matter of choice.
Just like saying those projects cost arms and legs

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by Bamz(m): 6:55am On Mar 03, 2018
Newboss:
No, it's not, Nigga! angry
I simply made reference to my feet! angry

Use your brain! angry

Oh my God, this is so cringeworthy. Absolutely disgraceful. There's no shame in making mistakes. You'll learn and be a better person.

'To have the world at your feet' is an idiom (standard English phrase) and 'feet' can't be changed to foot.

'My foot!' is a standard expression used to denote contradiction or disbelief.

The use of proper collocations is what separate ESL students from native speakers. Yesterday I was writing a review and I mistakenly put 'thrill your fancy' instead of 'take (or catch) your fancy'. It only occurred to me after reading the text for a second time.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by ikbnice(m): 7:04am On Mar 03, 2018
Newboss:
No, it's not, Nigga! angry
I simply made reference to my feet! angry

Use your brain! angry
bro, you are not too big to be corrected. We all make mistakes. Stop feeling too big. It's nothing to be shy about.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by naturalwaves: 7:52am On Mar 03, 2018
The OP lied about the story. How come a school girl will be all by herself in a Napep with strangers? The parents need to be flogged considering the risks of kidnapping and all. Moreover, the kind of quality education the OP is referring to wasn't displayed in the story. Parents who can afford a good school for a child should be able to afford a school bus at least if they won't be able to take her to school. If true, then the the child must be in one of these mushroom schools but I can beat my chest that the story was made up. Although, some people may want to argue that not all good schools are expensive but the question is..... What is a good school? A good school does not only care about academics but other provisions as well. A good school will never allow school children to turn in on OKADAS and Keke NAPEPS because they understand the risks and guide against it.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by emeijeh(m): 8:49am On Mar 03, 2018
ikbnice:
bro, you are not too big to be corrected. We all make mistakes. Stop feeling too big. It's nothing to be shy about.
That guy is a celebrated illiterate.
I swear

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by BiGVEEN58(m): 9:00am On Mar 03, 2018
Smart kids everywhere these days.!.

Was in a bus from warri to ph.. One kid saw the driver speeding above 80 she tapped the driver and told him he is over speeding.. That he is going past 100.

The mom later told us she learnt it from the video game she plays with the dad.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by DevelopNaija: 9:30am On Mar 03, 2018
Intrepid01:
You should gone straight to the point rather than using a conjectured lie to cream your story...anyways your point is clear. I'll be giving birth soon, so I'll sponsor that one.

It isn't a conjectured lie. However, I am glad you got the point as this story is only a subtle way in encouraging individuals to contribute to education in Nigeria. It is my earnest prayer for you to have the adequate resources needed to provide your child(ren) with quality education. Nonetheless, I believe you can still make an impact in other people's lives by doing at least one of the aforementioned within your community/environment. Thank you.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by DevelopNaija: 9:37am On Mar 03, 2018
Newboss:
Quality education my feet? angry

That is common sense! angry

Yeah, it is common sense. But there's a funny saying - "Common sense isn't common". I am sure you've been in vehicles where the driver makes calls while driving and you keep mute. I guess you are also guilty of such action (that's if you have a car and can drive).
However, the whole story is a subtle way of encouraging individuals to contribute to education in Nigeria, in the little way they can.
I look forward to hearing the little contribution you have made. Thank you very much.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by DevelopNaija: 9:42am On Mar 03, 2018
ikbnice:
The child has a better brain.

That's why we encourage you to contribute to quality education in Nigeria no matter how little or trivial it may seem. There are suggestions of how one can contribute to education in the article. Do well to commit yourself to atleast one. I look forward to hearing your contribution. Thank you.
Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by DevelopNaija: 9:49am On Mar 03, 2018
Paradigm777:

U mean better brain than the OP?

Nice subtle 'shade'! However, kindly reason beyond the story to understand that this is a subtlle means of encouraging individuals to contribute to quality education in whatever way they can. I look forward to hearing your little contribution to quality education in Nigeria. It will definitely go a long way in impacting people's lives. Thank you.
Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by DevelopNaija: 10:01am On Mar 03, 2018
BiGVEEN58:
Smart kids everywhere these days.!.

Was in a bus from warri to ph.. One kid saw the driver speeding above 80 she tapped the driver and told him he is over speeding.. That he is going past 100.

The mom later told us she learnt it from the video game she plays with the dad.

Really nice of the child. We need more of her kind. Her dad may not know that he has enhanced her knowledge through the video game. That's why we encourage everyone to support in contributing to education no matter how little.

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Re: What A Young Girl Did On My Way To Work That Most Adults Ignore. Including You! by DevelopNaija: 10:03am On Mar 03, 2018
Cletus77:
education really pays but i think a normal person should be able to know dat

It isn't just about knowing, dear. Practicing what you have been taught makes the learning process complete.

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