Saturday 21 September 2013


Before gaining admission to University of Ghana, some of us had the impression that although God Almighty is Omnipresent, the only place he is absent from is Legon Campus and that it is so because all LEGON GIRLS were morally disgusting.
Their counterparts in UCC, KNUST, UDS and some of the recently mushrooming University Colleges in obscure parts of Ghana all have “big” mouths to speak in condemnation of the Legon girl’s morality.

Even Makola Market women most of whom don’t know where Legon Campus is located “mpo” will flamboyantly narrate how Legon girls snatch their husbands – as if sexual promiscuity is an undergraduate course here in UG.

It has also become an acceptable traditional rumour or if you like an unspoken truth, that any Legon girl who drives a porsche car on campus is necessarily guilty of prosecution (please note: I didn’t say prostitution) of an immoral agenda with some “bigman” in government or the corporate world. While the aim of this article is not to say ALL Legon girls are literally like The Holy Virgin Mary, I write in condemnation of that jaundiced prejudice otherwise called Hasty Generalization (refer to your Level 100 UGRC 150 notes), that most if not all those speculations out there are not entirely true of all Legon ladies.

Many of us heard very dangerous stories of how Legon life was and that we will be safer going to Tech (KNUST) or even far-away UDS than coming here. Some students had to CONVINCE their mums and dads with illustrative statistical explanations before being allowed to come to LEGON! Girls who are eventually allowed to report to Legon are taken through a family counselling as if their daughter is going to the proverbial “EVIL FOREST”.

The guys are also taken through a similar ritual. Personally, I heard incredible stories of how Legon girls offered their “bearded meat” on request anytime Black Stars won matches! Come to think of it, this can pass for an Adwoa Tampico or “kyekyekule” joke.

But being in UG, I have come to see the untold positive stories of the institution; including the story of its beautiful girls and handsome gentlemen, who are subjected to the judgement of salt and pepper eating mouths nation-wide.

Nobody tells the story of a certain place called SARBAH FIELD where the same Legon ladies congregate to soak themselves in the grace of God and where University Security has had to disperse throngs of prayer warriors who are neck-deep in the pursuit of God; nobody tells of the persistent dawn Evangelism and door to door preaching that takes place on this Campus with girls and guys alike.

The Muslim Ladies Commission is never mentioned and their believe in Allah is silenced. The not so “Godly” ones are also obsessed with a marathon to beat Prof Aryeetey’s “80% for A” grading system in order not to disappoint family with E’s or F’s are left out of the discussions, a feat to be blamed purely on the draconian grading system. (There is no chilling in Legon ooo!!!) Ok, let me put it better, add “not anymore” to the bracketed sentence. You see what I mean? As I write, 120 students have been silently sent home on very poor academic output! On the fashionable beauties, they serve their purpose at Beauty Pageant shows and they are NOT as “baaaaaad” as is put out there. Few are worse though.

Finally, I must admit there are bad nuts not just here in UG, but everywhere including but not limited to KNUST, UCC, UDS, UEW, UPSA etc etc. However, until the Marys, the Ruths and the Marthas have had their stories told with pomp and cheer, the stories of LEGON will continue to glorify sexy bikinis.

Let those “girls” who by their actions and inactions bring disrepute to Legon Ladies’ names keep in mind that until the “Children of God” have had their historians, the story of Legon will justifiably be aluguntugui! Gui! MEDAAAASE! What a way to end an article?

Reference: omgghana

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