Welcome to our schools


Welcome to our schools
Come to schools where they teach you nothing,
except for rigorous memorization of spoiled curricula
Separate letters, tenuous literal meaning of words where content is forgotten

Meet my unprofessional lecturers,
who drive costly cars;
whose main goal is getting paid;
who wear suit and ties;
whose massive achievement is
producing goofy students,
who misspell simple words

Meet my ineffective lecturers
Who worry about finishing the chapters of the required book;
who never mind enriching students’ minds with knowledge and hook
them up with the inquisitiveness to learn;
who never make them wonder or ask;
never make them feel that a C+ is a pain in the ass

Welcome to our schools,
where your car defines who you are;
where students are in a constant competition of being the most stylish,
the most fashionable,
the most appealing,
the most likeable,
the most wanted
and never desire to be the most successful or felicitous

Meet the insufficiency
Meet aimless teachers,
and their purposeless books
Meet the inability,
of the curricula,
and moronic students,
who lack the essential ability,
to swallow information

Meet me,
and everybody
who is a victim of our schools

Haleema. A



  1. Nduka · December 15, 2015

    I can very much relate to this, it’s pretty much the same dilemma here in Nigeria where schools no longer prioritise education rather they are more concerned with churning out certificates. We now have so many certified illiterates. Sad, very.

    Liked by 1 person

    • haleemaalaide · January 9, 2016

      Nduka it’s sad that you can relate. It’s a matter of giving certificates. We’re told to swallow and memorize and sadly considered educated and knowledgeable. I am glad that we, writers can make change.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. haleemaalaide · January 9, 2016

    *swallow and memorize information


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