The stressful part about NYSC is the PPA ( place of primary assignment) and that’s basically where you’d work so my camp was the fun part if you haven’t seen it this is the link to it, My NYSC Chronicles (Camp) 1 the first part leads to the second part.
It took a while before I got my PPA, it was like that for almost everybody that redeployed/relocated.
When I eventually did, I got teaching tbh I didn’t know what to think or what to feel about it. I was accepted to teach and it was with so much joy from the school.
The funny thing about this NYSC is they want corpers to teach and that is one thing every Corp member is always reluctant about.
I never imagined in my life that I’d teach,
Earlier in the year when I got my posting/ PPA letter and I saw it was a school, it was a rollercoaster of feelings, why???? How would it be? Would I be able to teach them well? Would they even understand me?
It was a public school and I had underrated it so much, it turned out to be way better than I expected. The students were ready to learn, and smart too.
I was to teach history to a class in Jss1 and another class in Jss2, which made it two classes.
The first class I taught, I was so anxious about it, then a week came, and I got used to it.
Teaching isn’t an easy job and teachers deserve all the credit there is.
Their environment has not been so conducive for them and I hope the government would do something about it.
4 months into it and it taught me, patience, tolerance and understanding, with children you have to learn it.
One thing I love about the students is how respectful they are, it’s so effortless.
What I find interesting and funny the most while teaching is asking them questions, their intelligence is put to test and different voices start ringing, Aunty me! Aunty me!
Teaching can also be very exhausting, you’d put all your strength and effort then you mark their test and exams and only for you to find some scripts are nothing to write home about, let’s not talk about the struggle of recording the scripts, I remember marking and recording over 80 scripts.
Teaching so far has been an experience that I would not forget, it was on hold for about 6 months because of the pandemic, schools resumed in September and I got to teach again.
I’m Done Done ✨
Served my country in my favourite city, Ibadan 😁
POP – Passing out Parade.
Unfortunately because of the pandemic, so many things were limited.
I’m grateful for a stress-free one year, I feel so patriotic
Thank you for reading, this is the end of my NYSC Chronicles 😁