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Report on The Students’ Excursion to Abeokuta by : 12:00 am On February 17, 2017

WAEC 1988 THEORY QUESTION
5. You and a group of school mates were returning from an excursion when the bus in which you were travelling broke down in an isolated place. Write a report to the principal on the events that followed and how you got out of the situation.

Remo Secondary School,
P.O. Box 2001,
Shagamu,
Ogun State.
5th April, 1989.
The Principal,
Remo Secondary School,
Shagamu.

Dear Sir,

REPORT ON THE STUDENTS' EXCURSION TO ABEOKUTA

In my capacity as the president of the Geographical and Historical Societies of our great college and the leader of the just concluded excursion to Abeokuta, the state capital, I wish to report to you our experience on our way from the excursion town. Since brevity is the soul of wit, I shall save you the details of the excursion proper. But suffice it to say that it will remain memorable to all of us that participated. By the time we succeeded in visiting all the geographical and historical sites, institutions, monuments and paying courtesy calls to a few eminent personalities in the ancient town, we were already very tired, worn out, and hungry. Little did we know that this was the beginning of our problems.

About fifteen minutes journey out of Abeokuta , we had a flat tyre near one hamlet. We all came down. The driver, Mr. Ogundina and myself set about replacing the bad tyre. This took us some time because the jack was not functioning. As a result, the students were asked to raise the side of the car up for the wheel to be removed. That part of the car was wedged with a big stone. Using the same method, we were able to replace the punctured tyre with the spare one.

By 7.30 pm, the replacement was through. We boarded the car again and continued the journey. After about some minutes drive, we saw a group of four young men and two ladies in what looked like school uniformes. They waved to our vehicle to stop. Since there was space in the vehicle, the driver stopped to pick them along. Immediately the bus stopped, they began to give orders. It dawned on us that they were young armed robbers. They held different dangerous weapons; cutlasses, clubs, arrows, a piece of iron rod and a gun. First, there was silence in the bus. The driver, the other officials of the society in the bus and myself were confused.

It was Mater Tunde Balogun whom God used to rescue us. Master Balogun is the leader of the college 's man-o-war cadets and boys' scouts' master. During that moment of indecision and confusion, he cleared his husky voice and shouted some military-like orders: "Brave men and officers, this is the kind of moment we have been training and waiting for: I, Commander Balogun now and hereby command you all to rise, cork your guns and shoot all these enemies of peace and society." Like a magic formula, these miscreants and young hoodlums dived and disappeared into nearby bush.

Quickly, the driver continued our journey home. Everybody was visibly shaken to the bone marrow. God, through the soldierly conduct of Tunde Balogun saved us from an unspeakable calamity.

These two negative incidents at the end of our excursion almost marred the success of the excursion. We thank God for his protection. And we are very grateful to the school authorities for making it possible morally and financially for my society to make this excursion this year.

David Frank,
President.

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