Spoken word

So LAWSAN (Law Students Association of Nigeria) is doing something great. They’ve organized an open mic competition for universities that offer law as a course.

This is how the competition is organized:

In the midst of failed zoom classes and bone shocking tests, this is a good break in the flow of things for students.

We need more of this.

Challenges that will spark creativity in such a dull educational environment like ours. Not every time classes and assignment deadline. I believe we should explore more with our learning methods and just like LAWSAN, other department and association bodies (on the national levels and school chapters) should spearhead such activities. We’re all not completely one thing. We’re complexities of our academic abilities and some talent/skill/interest. There are medical students that have tailoring skills or Econs students who give Picasso a run for his money (you sha get the gist).

Variety really is the spice of life. Imagine if most courses had something different to spice up how we learned. It will improve assimilation and dare I say make learning “fun” (in some ways at least).

More importantly, it will build and encourage student participation by allowing them shoulder the responsibility of organizing such events (to a large extent).

Besides, isn’t that a part of what uni is meant to teach us?

We spoke to Bingham university’s candidate for the open mic competition and he had similar thoughts on this.

Well, do you support the idea of competitions like this or do you think they’ll just be another bore?

If you have an idea/ know any of such programs or activities that go on in your school, we’d love to hear about it.

In the meantime, check out LAWSAN on Instagram to see how the competition is going.

Stay safe.

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