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To cut the long story short, we finally got to ‘Campus gate’ in Ife. I alighted from the bus with my ‘FDF’, and took my load. Carrying them was not so easy, so Moji offered to carry one for me, but I told her not to worry.

I saw a large bill board that has “WELCOME TO OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY ILE IFE” boldly written on It, with the motto “FOR LEARNING AND CULTURE” written underneath.

I was quite shocked when I saw the logo, it was the statue of a woman, with book on her head.

“Does this mean we will have to read and cram like mad?” I said to Moji, who laughed at me like I didn’t know what I was saying.
“The statue represents culture, and the book depicts learning as the motto states” She answered, clearing my ignorance.

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I was so surprised that she knew that, since we were both ‘freshers’, so I asked her how she knew that.

“My dad graduated from OAU.” She Answered.

We entered the school gate, and took a bus into campus. As we were in the bus, I thought to myself, “I won’t want to make the same mistake I made with Sandra. This one, I must surely get her number.

So I gave her my (palasa) phone boldly and said to her. “Something is wrong with my phone, can you help fix it?”
She looked at me like I didn’t know what I was saying, collecting the phone from me. “What is it?” she asked.
Looking at her like ‘lucosade’, I answered and said “Your number is not in it”.

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She laughed hysterically, and I joined in the laughter. Then she said “you are so funny, simple ‘can I have your number will do the trick.’ She took the phone, and pressed in some 11 digits.

Though, my phone wasn’t quite cool, all the keys were functioning properly and I was so proud of it. I was given bedspace in Awolowo Hall, while Moji was given in Mozambique Hall. So I came down from the bus before her. Because there is still a turn before getting to her hostel. I waved at her, and said “see ya” she smiled and replied same. This is not like Sandra’s case where I wasn’t sure I was going to see her again. Even if I didn’t take Moji’s number, we were in the same department anyway.

I entered my hostel, it was quite crowdy, as people were going up and down, dragging bags and lockers. Indeed, school had resumed.

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To be continued…