Tuesday, November 27, 2007

HEAVENLY CONTENTMENT

Today's piece is dedicated to all those who have been posted to schools (against their will) as their place of primary assignment .
God has really been opening my heart to his words & promises in these last few days.I'm beginning to realise GOD has & will continue to direct my steps & future.When we trust GOD with the details of our lives, I have come to realise that we can easily enter into what Robert Mattox calls "the ultimate rest".
Heavenly contentment doesn't just come to you .It comes by practice,by experience,by endurance and by choosing to trust GOD.

Monday, November 26, 2007

I'M NOT ENJOYING THIS!

It's another week and i've finally resigned to fate that I have to teach English throughout my service year.It has not been a rosy decision at all.I didn't have a choice than to start clearance today so as not to miss this month's ''allawee'' and also to avoid NYSC query which may result to extension of service year and other forms of punishment.

The principal of the school is beginning to talk to me anyhow and I'm bidding my time to give him a full dose of the ''musco character''.I actually don't blame him,I blame our so called leaders,politicians,governors,senators,reps who have allowed the NYSC scheme to be seen as cheap labour.Presently in Lagos, various companies,banks,schools(name it) are making use of corpers as effective cheap labour.One of the first things I will do if I ever become the Chief Executive of my state or hold any influential position is to ensure that corpers are treated fairly in terms of the pay package they get.I have seen and experienced enough to ensure that the entire scheme is scraped or reforms such as the one we have in the pension industry or the proposed electoral reform is put in place for the NYSC scheme.

Well,I'm still depressed and I really don't have much to say today but I can assure whoever is reading this that I will continue to pour out my thoughts throughout this service year.This is just the beginning!

I promise to give a dose of my orientation experience & a list of the wonderful friends I have met in the last few weeks in my next write-up.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

NYSC is killing me

Well,i really think i need to share my thots with someone.I used to think NYSC was fun but now it has become a nightmare for me.After spending three unecessary weeks in the ''smelly" orientation camp in Ekiti,I was really looking forward to my service year in lagos.
My initial delight of serving in lagos started becoming a nightmare when the company I was working with before service refused to absolve me back as their staff.I decided to hope for the best in terms of posting but unfortunately for me,I was posted to a ''419'' school to teach.(wonder why NYSC lagos does not realise there's a difference between a B.A & a B.ed graduate).
Those of us posted to the school complained and we were reposted but the sad part of it is that I was the only one out of those posted to the ''419'' school that was posted back to a school.
Wonder how i'm going to put in my best to serving my fatherland when i got a job in a tite company in V.I and the principal of the school I was reposted to is not willing to reject me.
I must however say special thanks to all friends & family that have kept me going these last few weeks with their phone calls & text messages.Dad & mum-u guys ve bn great,1 & only sis(damilola)-ur messages kept me going,swthrt mi(ifeoluwa)-u'v shown me u will b more than a wonderful wife,dupsy-tanx 4 d concern,funmi(chubby)-u'v also bn a good friend.
I'm gradually making up my mind just as u guys ve said to enjoy the best of what this service year has to offer!