Part 6 - My Father's Farmland


“ MY FATHER’S FARMLAND”
©️Opeyemi Ojerinde Akintunde
Ola and Oba decided to drop out of school.
“ You mean, you want to defer for two years?” The Registrar had asked Oba and Ola.
“ Yes sir, please sir, that’s the only way out.” Oba had said
“ Why don’t you hang on, a miracle may happen when you get to your third year. Destiny has a way of sorting itself out, whatever will be will be...” said the unbelieving Registrar. The Registrar was an atheist, so hearing him talk about having faith was quite surprising for the two.
“ You are right sir, but we would love to do our own bit of helping ourselves while we rely on God to do the part we can not do by ourselves...” Oba said
“ Very well then, we will defer your admission.!” He said as the mention of God was upsetting for him
The approval was given to both Oba and Ola to defer their admissions.
However, the student body got to hear about the development and there was a sudden crusade amongst students...
“ Not Ola, No ... Not Ola, Ola cannot drop out of school!”
Ola was the friendly one amongst the trio, she was well known among the student body. Everywhere she went, she was always Favoured...
A money campaign started ....#KeepOlainschool... Students started contributing their allowances, Others started calling their parents to send in money to help their friend whose benefactor was ill and couldn’t sponsor her education anymore... The love the student body poured towards Ola was overwhelming. Oba and Ope did not receive such love except a few of their concerned friends...
The students were able to gather another N500,000 for Ola which was to cover her fees for the three years she had left to spend.
Ola shocked everyone by what she did...
Ola had called a meeting of the entire student body and said these words...
“ The love that has been shown to me so far has been beyond my wildest dream. I never thought God Could raise this kind of help for me through your hands. I am sincerely grateful and you all will forever be in my prayers ... Thank you...
I am sure you all know, that we are three siblings in this school. My twin sister and my brother. Our benefactor gave us N500,000 and of which my sister has paid N150,000 as her fee. We are left with N350,000. By privilege and God’s goodness, you all have been able to raise N500,000 to settle my own education, but that leaves my brother and sister half way. Ope needs N300,000 to complete hers, While If Oba uses the N350,000 with him for his own fee, he will need N100,000 to settle up as well...
Which means my siblings need additional N400,000 to complete their education. These figures I have listed doesn’t have our feeding and allowance fee in it. We will still need money for assignments, textbooks and other miscellaneous.
With all these in mind, I came up with an idea which I would love you all to embrace...
I am the industrious one amongst my siblings, I always get whatever I want, it therefore makes sense for me to sacrifice my educatiion for few years in other to double this money you all have given me, so I don’t become a burden to you in future..”
The hall was as silent as a deserted graveyard...
“ In essence, I will crave your indulgence to please transfer this goodwill of yours to my brother, while I take the N350,000 with my brother to go start a business and I assure you all, by the time I get back in two years from now, you won’t be disappointed”...
Everyone was silent...
Ope was tearing up. Oba had his mouth wide open in shock. His sister had not discussed this with anyone, not even him. She had just told him that she wanted to appreciate the student body...
Ola was a girl with a large heart...
Ope was tearing up because she saw who she was not. Her sister had a heart of Gold. She was ready to sacrifice her education for her and Oba.
Everywhere was quiet as it felt like people were trying to soak in the information, but from somewhere in the middle of the Hall, a young man stood up on his feet and started clapping for Ola... Others joined in and from different corners, the students stood up till the whole body of Students were on their feet applauding Ola for her bravery and selflessness...
Ola heaved a sigh of relief, she was happy the students didn’t see her as an Ingrate. She knew her plan was going to work... In two years, she knew she would have doubled the money in her hands and even made more...
She received a lot of hugs afterwards but one was special. The first boy who had stood up to clap for her had given her a big and long hug...
“ I wished we had more selfless people like you in the world, the world would be a better place... I respect you!.” He had whispered to her when he gave her a hug...
“ Thanks” Ola had said courteously
“ I will see you around” He had said and left...
Ola was celebrated that day by both students and lecturers who had heard about her decision...
Yet as Oba stood behind his sister who was receiving hugs, he was not sure he was going to let Ola go through with her decision...
To be continued...
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