Chalks and a dusting piece
(Welcome to the Third world classroom.)
A notebook or chart firmly tucked under armpit
The masters and stresses decently dressed
Troop to the ‘Academic CPUs’
Ready to choke illiteracy.
An eager audience awaits
Minds like blank slates,
Duty to imprint wisdom and knowledge
In words and figures.
A Syllabus to cover,
Lesson Goals and objectives must be achieved.
A Co-curriculum programme,
To keep Jack from being dull.
Lessons a day, chapters in History,
Figures of speech in languages
And Logathrims in Arithmetics,
Science practicals in the lab
And hours in the cold Ancient Library.
Bells signal intermission
Or the anticipated meals time.
Examination, never welcome
Is the ghost
That scares every scholar,
Highlight, enumerate or discuss
Kinds of Verbs in the Quiz.
GPA, MEAN GRADES or CREDITS
All wish alternative means to earn.
Soon it will be a Semester and
That Report must impress
Else another lecture will ensue
“Wasting my money in that School?”
How can one explain
The difficult questions
Guardians and Parents ask.
But the Holiday is always welcome
Celebrate and Party with buddies
As soon will be
Another SEE Mister.