To Cheat or Not To Cheat

No! Where will I go from here? What will happen to my children! Mama Nkechi wailed, she couldn’t control the outburst, at first glance life seemed cruel. She had just lost her husband to a fatal motor accident. Her husband died while trying to dodge a pothole not knowing there was a car behind him. The rest they say; is history. That was a pothole – just a pothole! The Gongola express way was constructed not up to 2 months ago – and already there was a pothole! Why should a road constructed not up to 2 months ago have potholes? It had already claimed lives! A deep inquiry into that road observed that the constructors didn’t mix the right quantity of granite and coal tar leading to the disintegration the supposedly finely ground mixtures. Now the question is this? Why would a construction engineer not know how to mix granite and coal tar? This is one of the basics that construction engineers learn in school. Why would a construction engineer not know how to mix granite and coal tar? What then has he been learning or had learnt. It then shows you that the construction engineer was not properly examined then. One of the purpose of examination is to test your knowledge in a particular area or field. An examination helps you become knowledgeable in your field of study, it gives you an opportunity to exercise your brain thereby helping you become mentally active and alert.
Cheating in an exam deprives you of all these numerous benefits, cheating in an exam makes you a CHEAT. Why would you cheat in an exam if you are asked “1 + 1 = ?” You simply know the answer is 2 meaning you cheat because you don’t know. If you know; you won’t cheat. Simple! Then when you leave school with good grades, you feel you will be able to succeed with an empty brain? IMPOSSIBLE! What stops you from reading your book and been knowledgeable in your field? There’s an adage that says “play now, pay later but pay now; play later.” The latter is a motto we should all adopt. How would you feel if you were that construction engineer? Will your conscience be able to withstand the fact that your inefficiency turned mama Nkechi into a widow?
The doctor that kills a patient just because of a simple little mistake, the electrical engineer that doesn’t get the connection of wires right thereby making your TV burn, the lawyer that doesn’t win an important case, that teacher that doesn’t teach well; they are all products of exam malpractice. In the long run; these guys won’t be able to last in any organization they find themselves in. That construction engineer would soon be out of job if he constructs another bad road and when he eventually realises he doesn’t know anything; he’s gonna resort to robbery and become a nuisance to the society with his dreams shattered. All because he didn’t pay while in school in order to play later.
I have given you a tangible reason to cheat; you can cheat in your exams if u want to become a heart breaker, a cheat, a murderer. CHEAT if you want to end up like that construction engineer, cheat if you want to see more and more people like Mama Nkechi wail every day. BUT if you want to become the new Thomas Edison, the new Julius Berger, the new Ben Carson; pay now; read hard now and play later; reaping your rewards thereafter.
If you want to be proud in your field of study; read to know for when you know; you’ll pass. Don’t cheat in your exam!
I rest my case. Gracìás

Stay True!

Miracle Roch.
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The Abraham Letter Lincoln didn’t write

There’s this popular letter that has made the rounds; a letter purportedly written by Abraham Lincoln to his son’s school teacher; this letter is insightful and thoughtful but Lincoln didn’t write it sadly…it shouldn’t deter you from reading it though. You’ll enjoy!

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My son starts school today. It is all going to be strange and new to him for a while and I wish you would treat him gently. It is an adventure that might take him across continents. All adventures that probably include wars, tragedy and sorrow. To live this life will require faith, love and courage.
So dear Teacher, will you please take him by his hand and teach him things he will have to know, teaching him – but gently, if you can.

Teach him that for every enemy, there is a friend. He will have to know that all men are not just, that all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero, that for every crooked politician, there is a dedicated leader.
Teach him if you can that 10 cents earned is of far more value than a dollar found. In school, teacher, it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat.
Teach him to learn how to gracefully lose, and enjoy winning when he does win.
Teach him to be gentle with people, tough with tough people. Steer him away from envy if you can and teach him the secret of quiet laughter.
Teach him if you can – how to laugh when he is sad, teach him there is no shame in tears.
Teach him there can be glory in failure and despair in success. Teach him to scoff at cynics.
Teach him if you can the wonders of books, but also give time to ponder the extreme mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun and flowers on a green hill.
Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if every one tell him they are wrong.
Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone else is doing it.
Teach him to listen to every one, but teach him also to filters all that he hears on a screen of truth and take only the good that comes through.
Teach him to sell his talents and brains to the highest bidder but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul. Let him have the courage to be impatient, let him have the patient to be brave.
Teach him to have sublime faith in
himself, because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind, in God.
This is the order, teacher but see what best you can do.
He is such a nice little boy and he is my son.