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Past question and answer on GNS 212(use of English

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SECTION B: ESSAYS
Write an essay of not more than two pages on any one of the following:
(I) 2016 UTME Scandal in Nigeria: cancellation of result as a necessary remedy?
(ii) My experience at the coronation of the new olubadan of Ibadan.
(iii) The last student unrest on our campus: A lesson for all.

SECTION C: COMPREHENSION AND SUMMARY
Read the passage below carefully and answer the question that follow:

The best acceptable definition of history us that it is the record of the past action of mankind, based on surviving evidence. It is this evidence that the historian employs to Chronicle and correlate events, by which he arrive at conclusions which he believes to be valid. Hence, the historian is referred to as an interpreter of the development of mankind.
It should be understood that there us more than one way of treating the past. For example, in trying to deal with the revolution in Nigeria, past and present, the historian may describe the events in a narrative order or, he may choose to concentrate on analysis of the general courses comparing their stages of evolution with the patterns of revolution in other countries.
The historian does not seek to attain the same kind of result as the scientist, who can verify his conditions by repeating his experiment on a controlled condition while he also attempts to classify the phenomena, the historian is more likely to consider evebts in terms of their uniqueness.
Added to this is the fact that history is concerned, fundamentally, with the lives and action of men, and as such, the historian search for causes is bound to be that historians agree and insist that history should be written as scientifically as possible and that the evidence should be analysed with the same objective attitude employed by the scientist when he examines certain phenomena of nature
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Question and answers.
  1. The grammatical arrangement of units in language is known as morphemes/syntax
  2. Clauses introduce by words like although, even, though e.t.c are describe as dependent clause
  3. A simple sentence expresses a single complete thought with only one main Verb.
  4. functions and structure are the parameters for classifying English sentences.
    5.complex sentence is a sentence that is made up of one main clause and one or more subordinate clauses.
  5. The structural unit above the rank of the phrase but below that of a sentence is called clause
  6. A word with multiple meanings is called homonyms
  7. Homophones are words that are alike in written form as well as in pronunciation but different in meaning.
  8. ANTONYMS is a word of opposite meaning while SYNONYMS is a word of the same meaning.

Use the following words (No. 10_13)connotatively in sentence :
NOTE: Connotative sentences are figurative sentences that have more than a dictionary meaning [i.e they have deep meanings, more like idioms.]

  1. Boy = Kunle fighting with his wife, made me to realize that he’s still a boy and far from maturity.
  2. Death = Baba seun business have been experiencing death for the past two years now.
  3. Knock = I’m knocking on heavens door, to rain down blessing on me by praying.
  4. Sick = I’m sick of dayo, he’s a total mess to me.
  5. The choice of suitable words in a literary word is called diction
  6. The period of waiting to know the next event in a play is a state of suspence
  7. In a literary work flashback is a device used in recollecting the past.
  8. Cliches are expression that have been so often used and widely quoted that they have become familiar.

Identify the structural type of the following sentences (18-22)

  1. Tunde, the only male child of the family, loves kikelomo, that popular prostitute.
    The answer is COMPOUND COMPLEX because it consist of two main clauses and one subordinate clause.
  2. That he is a tyrant is known by everyone.
    It’s a SIMPLE SENTENCE because it contains only one clause
  3. Think fast and act right whenever you are in power.
    It’s a COMPOUND SENTENCE because it contains two main clause
  4. The woman does not intend to live alone with her children but the husband hate seeing her around.
    It’s a COMPOUND SENTENCE because it contains two main clause
  5. Men who run after women stand the risk of contracting venereal diseases.
    It’s a SIMPLE SENTENCE because it contains only one clause

Identify the grammatical names and function of the underlined parts in the following sentences.

  1. The old, vibrant, energetic president is out if the country.
    Is an ADJECTIVAL PHRASE that perform the function of an adjective, which qualify a noun..
  2. she left after she had gotten her desire.
    It’s a VERB PHRASE performs the function of a verb.
  3. If you like peace you will avoid crises.
    ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF CONDITION. They answer the question “on what is happening”.
  4. That my head of unit is jovial is not debatable.
    NOUN PHRASE as subject of the verb.

SECTION B: ESSAYS
Write an essay of not more than two pages on any one of the following:
(I) 2016 UTME Scandal in Nigeria: cancellation of result as a necessary remedy?
(ii) My experience at the coronation of the new olubadan of Ibadan.

(iii) The last student unrest on our campus: A lesson for all.

EXAMPLE OF A GOOD ESSAY

Essay on My Father – My Role Model and My Friend (Essay 1 – 500 Words)
Introduction:
My father is my hero and guide in my life. He is the one I look upon whenever I find myself in trouble. My father has been my guiding force for all my major decisions in life. In fact, I have never regretted adhering to his advice as it has always worked for me. He is a hardworking and passionate person. My father has a love for movies. Whenever he gets time, he just loves to watch an old movie. In fact, at times we just fight as to who gets control of the television. But at heart, we love to tease each other and play as well.
My father does not like to sit idle. At times, on holidays if he finds me and my sister doing nothing and just idling our time, he gives us some task or the other. He is also much organised and keeps all his documents in a properly organised manner.
My Father – My Role Model:
My father is my role model for many reasons. First and foremost I admire his passion for work. That is why he is so respected in his office as well. He is always there to help his colleagues even if it is not his work. In fact, one can always see him spending weekends helping others out. Moreover, my father is a simple man. He does not like expensive things and lives an easy and peaceful life. Also, he never shouts on anyone of us. I wonder if he ever gets angry on anything as he takes everything so calmly and takes his time to decide upon things.
My Father – My Friend:
My father is my friend as well. I can discuss everything with my father, even those that I dare not speak in front of my mother. I know that he shall keep it a secret and give the advice I need. He is the one whom I can rely upon blindly during any hour of need, and I know that he shall be there for me.
Importance of My Father in My Life:
My father plays an important role in the family. He is in fact considered as the head of the family. However, I feel that both father and mother have a distinctive role to play in bringing up their children. While on hand my mother has s soft heart, it is my father who shows courage and strength which his children will later on imbibe as their qualities. He can be firm at times, but be rest assured it is always for the benefit of the children.
Conclusion:
There is no doubt that my father’s role is vital in my life. His presence is vital for maintaining the balance and peace in my family. A father is the one who earns the badge of the stricter parent and whose denial of permission for anything means a lot to the children. I also admire my father and try to imbibe his qualities so that I become like him when I grow up.

Essay on My Father – For Kids and Children (Essay 2 – 750 Words)
Introduction:
My father is a person who takes care of my family and loves each one of us dearly. My father acts as the pillar of support and strength for my family.
My Father:
My father is the person that I admire the most in my life. I can never forget all the childhood memories that I have with him. It is safe for me to say that my father is largely the reason behind my present joy and happiness. I can say that I am the person who I am today and the person that I am growing to be, is all because of the influence he has had and is having on me. He always makes time to play with me and catch up on all the happenings in my life even after the hard work of the day.
My father is one man who is very unique and different. I always feel lucky anytime I remember that he is my father knowing how he has done the very best for me in life. I always feel grateful that I have the opportunity to be his son and be a part of a wonderful family that has a great father like him. My father has shown himself to be a very peaceful and polite person. He seldom scolds me and he is always easy with me. What he tries to do is that he makes sure that I realise the mistake that I have made in a very polite way and helps me to get better and this has been working like magic for many years now.
My father is the leader and head of our family. He is always there for every member of the family to help us in times when we need his advice and direction in taking decisions. Anytime we have a problem, we take it to him, he tries to help us by sharing some of the problems that he also faced in the past that are quite similar to our problem and how he was able to overcome them. He also shares all of his achievements and drawbacks in life and tells us to learn from them.
My father has his personal online marketing business but he never insists any of his children to pursue a career in that same field so that we can take over after him. He does not even try to attract any of us to his business but he tries to teach how we can discover our own passion and fields of interest in life. He does his best to encourage us in the pursuance of our various dreams. I can boldly say that my dad is a very good dad and this is not as a result of him always helping me and being nice to me but because he shows great strength, knowledge, a good helping and nice nature. He also owns very good human relations skills.
My father’s parents were very poor when he was growing up but with hard work and patience, my father was able to become very rich. He uses this as an example to encourage me to always work hard.
Conclusion:
I share all of my happy, sad and bad moments with him and he also does the same. He is always around to share with me all of his life experiences and how I can learn from them. My father also tells me all about his day and every event that occurred during the day. He is doing all his best to ensure that I grow up to become a very successful person that has good character and behaviour.
My father always teaches me ethics, humanity and etiquettes of life that can help me in future. My father is always ready and willing to help the people who are needy around us and he tells us that giving is the most important thing in life. My father also teaches my siblings and me how to be happy, healthy and fit throughout our lives.
My father has shown himself to be very good to all the members of my extended family. If anyone of us is facing a particular problem, my father is usually the first person we go to for advice and help. My father has over the years proven to be a person who has a very kind heart and I can boldly say that he is my best friend and my hero.

Essay on My Father – Long Essay for School Students (Essay 3 – 800 Words)


About My Father:

Appa was born in Coimbatore, the second son and third child in a family of 11 children. His father, my grandfather was a stern man, a respected civil engineer who worked for the colonial British government.
Appa attended the Rishi Valley School in Yercaud, founded on the learning philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurthy. There he learned the value of discipline, respect for hard work, honesty, responsibility and constant learning. He studied electrical engineering at Banaras Hindu University and went on to join Voltas Limited’s air conditioning division. He worked there the rest of his life, and was regarded as brilliant and a genius.
My childhood memories of him are as a stern, strict and not very communicative man. He’d crack the most unhumorous Dad jokes and we’d all grimace and laugh dutifully.
He felt a deep and abiding sense of responsibility towards his own family of birth as well as his marital family. The modest salary he always earned would be divided between these two families, and since he was terrible at currying favour or promoting himself, he never rose within the ranks of Voltas and his income remained quite pathetic till he died. This officially made us a lower-middle class family and our childhoods were frugal, thrifty and austere. A little money meant a lot.
Despite these constraints, Appa planned our futures successfully. When his provident funds were released after his retirement, he used the entire amount, augmented by a bank loan, to buy a house in his two sons’ names. For the rest of our lives, we had a roof over our heads.
Why I like my father:
One of the most remarkable things about Appa was the number of things he was interested in. In Calcutta, he would spend hours outside a tailor’s shop watching him make clothes. After several months, he bought himself a Singer sewing machine. From then, all our clothes, including winter school uniforms, were stitched by him.
He taught himself carpentry — and constructed the sofa sets we used for decades.
He learned dry cleaning — and from then, we would go to school smelling of kerosene in winter.
He was an outstanding cook, and loved cooking. When my mother was immobilized with lymphatic TB, he’d cook breakfast, lunch and dinner for the family in the morning before leaving for work.
Best of all, he was a brilliant musician, gifted in playing the vichitra veena. He had his own Carnatic ‘band’ with a flutist and a mridangam player.
Things I Learned from My Father:
I have slowly realised how much of who I am was shaped by who he was. Like him, I never get bored, and remain fascinated by everything in life. I’m constantly active doing something constructive or educational. I am today two years younger than he was when he died but have started learning to play piano, understand search engine optimisation, UX design and painting.
I learned from him that generosity is a state of mind, not a state of wallet. The number of nameless, faceless poor people he had helped was long, as we learned only after he died. Never demeaning his beneficiaries with a handout, he invited them to repay at their time and speed, but made sure that they did, thus restoring their self-respect.
Without ever speaking about it, he has shown me what it means to be a father, and the meaning of selfless living.
Conclusion:
A single incident sums up my relationship with my dad. He wanted me to join the IIT and become an engineer. I wanted to be a writer, a profession he disdained as having no future. Headstrong, in 1969, I stepped out of the train in which my family was relocating from Delhi to Bombay just as the whistle blew. I was bent on living my life my way.
My father, deeply upset, cut me off without a paisa, saying I could jolly well support myself if I was so confident about writing. And so I did, earning enough through writing for the evening papers to pay my rent, college fees and food. Six months later, my father, passing through Delhi in December, visited me to check how his strong-headed son was doing, and saw for himself that I was surviving well enough without borrowing or begging. He visibly swelled with pride.
He hugged me, in one action forgiving me but also forgiving himself. He used the 400 rupees he had received as a Christmas bonus to buy me utensils, a mattress, and other basics.
From that day, he would proudly say, “My son followed his heart rather than my head — and see what a fine job he has done.”

SO THIS CAN BE A GUILDE FOR YOU ON WRITING GOOD ESSAY👆

English language
Identify the type of each of the following sentences using the functional parameters
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1. please, shut the door.
IMPERATIVE SENTENCE is the answer.
IMPERATIVE SENTENCE: is the type of sentence used to issue an order, or a command in order to investigate an action.
2.

Jide runs
DECLARATIVE SENTENCE is the answer.
Declarative sentence; This is used to make statement that are facts.


3. Alas, she is dead!
EXCLAMATORY SENTENCE is the answer
Exclamatory; it’s a sentence that expresses a strong and sudden feeling.
4. Did you attend the inauguration of the new government?
INTEROGATIVE SENTENCES is the answer
Interrogative sentences; is the type of sentences use to ask question.
5. The new government abrogated payment tuition in secondary schools at his inaugural ceremony.
OBLIGATIVE SENTENCE is the answer
OBLIGATIVE SENTENCE: This is a statement that expresses a compulsion. They impose a mandatory instruction on the object of reference.
A phrase can be defined as a group of words [often without a finite verb] forming a part of a sentence. It is a group of related that functions as single part of a speech and lacks a subject a predicate or both.
7. A phrase is independent of the other parts of the sentence. = TRUE OR FALSE
8) “Teaching English Language” is an example of GERUND type of phrase.
The contextual use of word beyond the surface level is referred to as connotation
9) The genres of literature are prose, poem and drama.
10) The literature work that combines tragic and comedy plots in a piece is known as TRAGICOMEDY.
11) The natural weakness of a good and admirable character in a literature work is technically referred to as TRAGIC FLAW
12) Prompter is one who whisper forgotten line[s] to an actor/actress on stage.
13) Subject matter can be well referred to as MAJOR CHARACTER in a literally work.
14) A relative pronoun is used to introduce mostly the head of ADJECTIVAL CLAUSES
The type of sentences which combines two main clause and one or more subordinate clause is called compound complex sentences
The expression “ The student were informed to checked their result in their various department” is an example of complex sentence.


IDENTIFY THE GRAMMATICAL NAME OF THE FOLLOWING UNDERLINED STRUCTURES IN QUESTION 14-18


14) When she hit the jackpot, she sang melodiously.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF TIME is the answer
15) What she said about him was heartwarming.
NOUN CLAUSE AS A OBJECT is the answer
16) He revealed to the police those who burgled the office when interrogated.
NOUN CLAUSE is the answer
17) He was not happy because he failed the examination
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF REASON is the answer
18) Though he claims that he loves his wife, his actions does not justify that.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF CONCESSION is the answer
e.g athough, even, though

USE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING WORDS DENOTATIVELY AND CONNOTATIVELY IN SENTENCES.


(19) MAN (20)PIG (21)FISH (22)GOLD (23)FIRE
FOR MAN
The man goes to his place of work only on Monday and Friday = DENOTATIVELY
She’s the man of the house = CONNOTATIVELY
FOR PIG
The pig is a dirty animal = DENOTATIVELY
The boy behaves as a pig = CONNOTATIVELY
FOR FISH
The boy caught a fish with his hook= DENOTATIVELY
The detectives are trying to fish out the suspect. = CONNOTATIVELY
FOR GOLD
Gold are one of man’s precious stone on earth.= DENOTATIVELY
I am my mother’s gold = CONNOTATIVELY
FOR FIRE

The building collapse due to fire outbreak in the community.= DENOTATIVELY
There is fire on the mountain = CONNOTATIVELY
(24) “ A bird at hand worths millions in the bush” is an example of narrative type of essay topic.

IDENTIFY THE FUNCTION OF THE UNDERLINE EXPRESSION IN QUESTIONS 25-27


(25) That he was defeated is no longer news.
Answer is NOUN CLAUSE AS SUBJECT OF THE VERB ‘IS’
(26) The boy said that he was hungry
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE TO MODIFY AN ADJECTIVE
(27) The girl is a rogue
IT’S AN ADJECTIVAL PHRASE. It doing the work of an object compliment
(28) Close classes is more restricted in usage to a given profession.
(29) Reduction of the length of a discourse in a few sentence is technically referred to as literally terms/ grammatically terminology

THINGS TO KNOW

DENOTATION: This gives meaning referring to the ordinary surface meaning of words. It gives the dictionary meaning of words only. E.g Ade has five novels and six English textbook

CLASSIFICATION ACCORDING TO FUNCTIONS


Declarative sentences: A declarative sentence is a sentence that states a fact, or makes an assertion, or make a denial of a fact. Declarative sentence ends with a period.
For example , ‘Nigeria is an Africa country’
Interrogative sentence ; this is a sentence that ask a question. Interrogative sentence ends with a question mark. E.g Do you like my face?
Imperative sentence: An imperative sentence is a sentence that is used to give a command or order a prohibition or to express a request.
FOR EXAMPLE
‘please give me a chance [request]‘write your name [command]Exclamatory sentences: `is a sentence that is used to express a strong feelings or emotion of surprise, excitement, joy, sorrow, astonishment, e.t.c It usually end with a exclamation mark.
FOR EXAMPLE,
My goodness!
Obligatory sentences: These are sentence that expresses a compulsion. They impose a mandatory instruction on the object of reference. Obligatory sentence project meanings, which to a considerable extent are similar to those sentences.

SECTION B
Write an essay of not more than one and the half pages on any of the following topics.
Eradication of cultism on our campus. Any hope?


Cultism has bought a negative impact on the life of student on campus. Many student has been misled and as well fall a victim of becoming one of them , therefore as a result loss their lives or studentship on campus. Despite knowing the danger of cultism in campus, some people obstinately join cult group while some due to peer group influence. Have been misled by their friend by receiving pleasure, protection and so many other lies from the cult group. And there is hope if some things are observe.
So in order, for school authority/government to be able to stop cultism on campus. School authority are suppose to provide enough security, in which student can fall back on, whenever they’re been harassed or forced to join cult. If student can be self assured of being protected and guarded away from cult members and still live a comfortable life on campus. Cultism will become an abolishment to many student that may’ve fall victim without the school security agent/personnel.
Moreover, there should be public awareness concerning the operation and movement of cultism around the school environment. This will make the cultist members afraid and unsure about their safety, and more so, it will serve as a light for student to know the danger of becoming a cult member.
Likewise, any cultist member caught should be severally dealt with, and be used to serve as a lesson to all those that want to join or are in cult to beware and run from it. The punishment shouldn’t be done secretly but rather be done openly, so as to serve as a lesson to others.
Rules and regulation such as indecent dressing and other cult related activities, sourveniors and materials should be clearly stated to student to avoid. Once those rules are clearly stated to student, mostly freshers. It will make them not to have any flimsy excuses to say when caught.
If the school authority should follow all the stipulated procedure above, with the aid of a better government, will help reduce or better still eradicate cultism in school. There’s hope if only these things and actions supporting the eradication of cultism are well followed.

As you lay your bed, you will sleep on it.
There lived, a long time ago, two half-brothers named Tolu and Tola. The two were age mates. The two brothers shared the same father, who died when they were both still small, but different mothers. Like all kids, Tolu and Tola were very troublesome and they got into trouble easily, but while Tolu’s mother, Mama Agba, was very strict and meted out appropriate punishments for Tolu’s wrongdoings, Tola got away with most of his pranks because his mother, Mama kekere, was very protective of him.
She wouldn’t punish him or allow him to be punished. Mama Kekere always had an explanation to excuse Tola’s behaviour.Tolu and Tola attended the same school. While Tolu was well-behaved in school, listening attentively to his lessons, doing his class-works and home-works correctly, Tola was always playful in class; he was always among the noisemakers, and he wouldn’t do his home-works. And the mother never cared to monitor Tola’s school activities, unlike Mama Agba, who monitored Tolu’s works.
One day in school, Tola’s teacher caught him cheating in class; he was copying a friend’s assignment. The teacher scored Tola and his friend zero for this and punished the two boys. When Tola got home that day, he lied to his mother that he did his home-work properly but that the teacher scored him zero. The mother was so angry that the next day she followed Tola to the school and spoke angrily to the teacher. She wouldn’t believe the teacher when he told her, her child was caught cheating in the class.
It took the intervention of the headmaster to prevent Mama Kekere from physically assaulting Tola’s teacher. The headmaster, who was so surprised by Mama Kekere’s actions, advised her that such behaviour and action send the wrong signal to the child, as the child might from the notion that he can do anything and get away with it.‘’No, my Tola is different, he is always a good boy,’’ retorted Mama Kekere. ‘’Ok madam,’’ replied the headmaster.
‘’I just thought you should be more cautious the way you handle your kid.’’ Tola’s mother wasn’t happy with this, she felt the headmaster was taking sides with his teacher and she angrily left the office, promising to deal with anybody who dared touch her Tola again. In the secondary school, Tola began to associate with bad boys in school and they were involved in lots of truancy, smoking, drinking, stealing and all social vices. Tola began to miss classes and keep late nights, drinking and smoking with his gang.
Mama Agba, who noticed Tola’s strange behaviour,one day called Tola’s mother and told her about it, but Mama Kekere was not happy with Tolu’s mother, claiming that she was jealous of Tola’s popularity and liveliness. Mama Agba replied by warning Tola’s mother that she would eventually regret her pampering of her son as it was bound to destroy his future and life and eventually that of Mama Kekere. Tola was eventually caught by the police during a burglary operation and was detained in the cell where he escaped. The police immediately arrested his mother and locked her up in a cell until the son was found.s ad
Meanwhile, Tolu sat for the Senior School Certificate examinations and the Unified Matriculation examination and when the results were released, he passed both and was offered admission into a university. Tola’s mother was in the cell when she heard Tolu’s performance and she started to weep because she knew it could have been Tola if only she had been a better mother. It was while crying that she remembered the words of the old woman who once admonished her thus: ‘’My child, what you are doing concerning your child is bad, remember, as one makes one’s bed so one must lie on it.’’
 

My expectation[s] of Engnr. Seyi Makinde as governor of oyo state in the next four years

Engnr seyi Makinde victory over is opponent have shown that the citizen are in support with him. Due to his promise and his reputation of being a man of actions and not of only words. In the next four years these following development should be already done in oyo state government.
There are some issues facing agriculture, such as ageing farmers, lack of finance for agricultural farmers, inadequate and high cost of food produced in oyo state. Engnr seyi Makinde as governor of oyo state; one of his promise his to ensure food abundance and circulation. In order to accredit it adequate resources, materials and facility to aid this should’ve been provided.
Due to the pandemic crisis [corona] and other related diseases like malaria, typhoid and so on can be made very easy and convenient to cure for patient. If a neat and clean environment is ensured by the government on all areas in Ibadan. Good and free health centre and doctors who’re able and ready to admit patient for cure should be provided. So as to ensure good health in oyo state. This will also help to differentiate oyo state from every other states.
Moreover, one important element like never before is provision of light and defence in the state. Light is quite unstable and unreliable during the ruling of the past government in oyo state. So must be repaired and made better before the next four years. School system should be not be left out, schools should be made more accommodative and conducive to studying and learning. So therefore, education should also be enhance.
As an engineer, Engnr Seyi Makinde would be glad to make a good change in infrastructural facilities and equipment. It will be good to know the changes that will undergo due to the involvement of an engineer.
Before the end of four years these things shortlisted should have been done/accomplished by Engnr. Seyi Makinde the governor of oyo state.

SECTION C
Discuss two moral lesson beneficial to the youths of today with close reference to either Muyiwa ojo’s Forgotteen Dreams or Abidemi ogunjimi Bonded
ANSWERS


PARENTAL NEGLIGENCE: The play calls to question the true essence of parental responsibilities in modern societies. It raises the question of whether responsible parenthood entails only the provision of materials need for their children without paying attention to their moral development.
Olamide, the hero of the play comes from a comfortable background, he is well provided financially. His mother, Mrs Stella Babawale John even use her financial muscle to enhance Olamide academic aspirations. Sadly, however, she forgot her real duties of monitoring the moral development of the young boy. She never suspected Olamide when he came home to steal trinkets in order to pay his initiation dues to the secret cult. She gullible believes all the lies her son tells her in order to obtain money. Neither her nor her husband ever thought it necessary to visit their son in school as a way of checking his development. The father, Admiral Babawale John represent the modern absentee father who is never around. His only role is to provide money for the child. Throughout, the play. Admiral Babawale John is always on his way out of the home except at the end when his stay allowed him to notice the news of his son’s death.
SOCIETAL BANKRUPTCY: The society portrayed in the play is a morally decadent one where corruption and violence reign. Mrs. Stella Babawale John bribes her son’s way into the university and sees nothing wrong in it except she could not have done it for free because of her husband’s position. Cultism dominates the academic environment where one would have expected research and various serious academic work. Young men operates like outlaws in the jungle inflicting serious mental and physical injuries on fellow students. Highly placed public officers find the armed groups of student a convenient tool for settling scores with armless social activist like Tunde Aluta. It is indeed a social awry.
LOSS OF VISION: The play derives its title from the theme of forgotten vision. The hero forgets his vision for going to the university. Faced with the dilemma to choose between his career and infatuation with a female friend( Bobo Vaughan), he chooses the latter and this lead to tragic end. Mrs. Stella Babawale John forget her dream of training her son to be a lawyer, she concentrate on providing material comfort which later ensures the death of the initial dream. She is too permissive and naïve. Like all indulgent mothers, she swears by the innocence of her son.
SYMBOLISM: Mrs. Stella Babawale John is a symbol of modernity in the African society and therefore her views about dream should be interpreted accordingly.
The Babawaales have the hopes that their son will grow up to be a lawyer, olamide equally shares this. Unfortunately, both the mother and child forgot the dream they had which was a symbol for loss of focus on what is important . the name of the secret society to which Olamide belongs Brotherhood of the Crooked Cross, is a symbol of the crooked values they subscribe to. Other symbols include name like Great Chameleon, Tunde Aluta etc.
DON’T BE DISTRACTED: The admiral naval sent his only son[olamide] to school[OAU university]so as to become a lawyer, but instead of Olamide focusing on what brought him to school, he decided to follow his friends and girlfriends to flex, enjoy life and play life safe with the protection of the so called cults group, that later cost him his life. This is a guy that was formally called Efficco I .e a studious student.
FOR EVERY LEVEL THERE’S A NEW DEVIL TO FACE: When Olamide was still a Jambite, he faced the problem of not having enough good score; to take him to the university to study law. After his mother bribing the man working in the jamb office to give him a favorable mark, he still came to school to face the wrath of the cult who bullied him of taking their girlfriend. So this means in life we should be ready to face new problems the more we rise in life.


Characters involve in play
The main character in the play is OLAMIDE
Admiral babawale john = father of olamide
Mrs stella babawale = mother of olamide
Olamide babawale john = olamide himself (lammy). He’s also called black arrow in the cult group (crossed brotherhood)
Bopo vaughan = olamide girlfriend
Bobby = olamide friend who study sociology
Rogers = olamide’s friend that brought him to cultist
Bolade = a friend to bopo Vaughan, they both study law
Tuned aluta = comrade of SUG members
Broken bottle = is referred to as the dangerous one of the crooked cross brotherhood.
Black mamba = in this play he’s called the sitted man. He’s referred to as the supreme Capone of the crooked cross brotherhood.
Police commissioner = the officer behind olamide arrest
Doctor = the doctor that treat olamide’s aftal the fatal incident
Naval ratings = the boys/junior standing with the chief admiral Babawale john
Great chameleon = known as an high public officer who uses cult group to settle scores with activist like Tunde Aluta

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