A Nigerian born UK based teacher spoke of his battle against his bullying class students, parents and authorities recently. He was accused of the use of persistent, consistent, derogatory and uncolourful language in class.
The problem started when he told an audience I was privileged to be part of his tale of woes at school.
You see, this guy, let’s call him “Mr Yoruba” is a Mathematics teacher, and on this faithful day, at the beginning of class, he promptly told students in his class to bring out their “WORK SHEETS”. Pronounced without any rehearsals (why should he?), as innocent as the word was intended, this Essex based, Yoruba Mathematics teacher, was flabbergasted when all the students turned against him for swearing in class.
His situation got worse.
How, you asked?
Well, let me put it this way…..
Even though the students had relented after so much explanation by “Mr Yoruba” as he tried to explain that he actually said “sheet” and not “shit” (not knowing he was making matters worse). After what appeared to be an eternity, he managed to appease his students. Of course, he blamed the cross-wire on his Nigerian Yoruba accent.
Anyway, the students eventually settled down to do some work in Algebra. By this time he had succeeded in getting their attention until he brought out his white chalk, turned to the black board to scribble an Algebraic question that required a volunteer in the class to answer.
This singular innocent act became his undoing.
He then proceeded to ask the question. Can someone tell me, what is “7Q – 3Q” ?
The students went ballistic with rage yelling back the answer.
Can you tell me the answer?