Hundreds of Nigerians on Twitter have recounted their experiences with lecturers of tertiary institutions across the country who allegedly “wrongfully failed” them.


The conversation started on Sunday after a user – identified as Abimbola – recalled how he failed a course because the lecturer argued his report was “too professional to be done by a student.”

Abimbola said although he submitted proof he “actually worked” on the report, the lecturer said, “It was too late to do anything.”

“Just randomly remembered a lecturer failed me in an elective course – ‘Glass in Buildings’ because my report was too structured and professional to have been done by a student,” he wrote.


“I put my blood & sweat into that report. We met afterwards and I showed him my scrapbook and phone gallery.

“He acknowledged they were real. He said it was too late to do anything as the results had already been certified at the senate. I failed that course for being excellent.

“Nigerian lecturers 🤝 stifling growth, discouraging innovation and promoting mediocrity and regurgitation.”


The tweet — which has been liked nearly 10,000 times — opened the floodgates for similar accounts by hundreds of users on the microblogging platform.

“Memories. We had a lecturer teach ancient architecture and I studied further on my own about Egyptian architecture because I was intrigued. We had a test and I gave the correct answer to a question and not the inaccurate fact in his handout. Failed. Will never forget,” a Twitter user said.

“Our exam officer omited a course from our results cause we passed too well. I had an A, it was a three credit unit course. That’s Nigeria for you,” another user said.

A user, whose account took place in high school, added: “Yeah this happened to me in SS2. My English teacher said my essay was too advanced to have been written by a secondary school student. I wrote another one on the spot in her office. She couldn’t even apologize when she realized she goofed. Mrs Ogunlade, I haven’t forgiven you.”


Here are what some Nigerians had to say (see more tweets here):



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