We all miss high school from time to time. We can’t help but reminisce about those four years that were full of crazy, unforgettable moments. I won’t talk about you right there who repeated form four because you thought that life was all about passing KCSE. I hope it was worth it Anyway, in our journey through high school, we all encountered some crazy teachers. Here were the most interesting ones;
1. The Personal Life-Obsessed Teacher. This is the kind of teacher that spent three quarters of the lesson time talking about their personal life, rather than teaching the class. They won’t stop talking about their car’s engine failure, their new business venture or their daughter’s recent graduation. During a geography lesson, the teacher goes like
“So class, today we are going to learn about the pyramids of Egypt. These are the among the seven wonders of the world. I remember when I went there with my wife last year. It was amazing. We rode camels and the nature was just awesome. I should show you the pictures.”
How about you shut your face and go on with the rest of the lesson? If only such teachers realized that students don’t actually care, they would stop. But they never realized this, so they went on and on. At the end of the term, students were forced to cover the rest of the syllabus on their own.
2. The Ancestor. This teacher was ancient. If they told you they used to drink with Dedan Kimathi you would believe it. They couldn’t help but yap about how things were awesome back in the day. As if anyone cared.
The thing is, due to their frequent coughs, you were always afraid they would get a stroke in class and fall over any second. They probably lied about their age, that’s why they hadn’t retired yet. This as the kind that had been a sharp tutor about a couple decades ago, but were now forgetful, lazy and confused. You felt like handing them a walking stick.
All they did is take 20 minutes to explain one single point. Worse still, they misplaced your papers or forgot to tell you about an exam that they were bringing the following day.
3. The Teacher That Gave You Tough Advice About Life: This teacher didn’t actually punish you but their words would scare the crap out of you. During a lesson, they would tell you things like this:
“Huko nje maisha sio mchezo. Wewe kataa tu kusoma ukingonja kufuatwa na mwalimu. Mimi siwezi kukfuata kama kondoo. Maisha ni yako. Ten years from now utakumbuka kenye nilikwambia. Utajiamabia I wish ningeskiza huyo mwalimu. Lakini it will be too late. Utakua unaskuma tu mkokoteni ukipata shilling kumi kwa siku”
After they left, you couldn’t help but bury your head in books. Who wanted to be a failure in life, full of regrets? No one.
GO TO PAGE 2 TO CONTINUE READING>>>>