Ten types of lecturers

By - Jan 1st 1970

Iconic leader Nelson Mandela once said that education is the most powerful weapon one can use to change the world. The quest to attain it is often regarded as a journey of highs and lows. In high school for instance, learners work very hard in order to experience a ‘better and enjoyable campus life. It is common in any class set up, a high school teacher telling learners ‘read as you will not get the chance to read again, in campus, its merry…While this might have pushed some to burn the midnight oil, in campus the journey is not for the fainthearted. Unlike secondary schools, that teacher student interaction was common, the don’t care attitudes exhibited by some lecturers in campus often shape or break the future of comrades. While there those affable lecturers who extend their family love to lecture hall, others vent their marital frustrations on assignments. From the slaying type to the boasting group, here are the notorious lecturers you will not miss in campuses.

1.  Snitch

Often called by some learners as busy bodies, they make student affairs their business, often updating guardiand about daily, weekly or monthly affairs and behavior of comrades. Thinking of swindling money from your guardians over some imaginary tour, your plans get foiled the moment they snitch on you.

2. The time exhauster

These lecturers will use up their time to the last second. They will not leave the lecture hall until they spot another lecturer waiting. No amount of yawning from comrades will dissuade them from continuing with the class. They are also known for not missing lectures and even in cases of emergencies, they are always armed with take-away assignments.

3. Mr Moody

Talk of projecting their problems on students. They literally transfer their family issues to students. On good days, they come with gifts and students enjoy the lesson.

4. Your education is in your hands

This type of lecturers are popular and care less whether you show up for their test or not.These lecturers believe that all learners are adults who can make choices for themselves whether good or bad. They are particularly not interested in getting to know the learner beyond class walls.

5. The disciplinarian

A common group in lecture halls who often feel that by the virtue of teaching students, they have an express right of ensuring these learners behave according to their standards. They are very proud of comrades with few or no scandals.

6. Attention seeker

When they upgrade their wardrobe, no student will fail to notice. On normal days, you will not spot them walking around the classroom but that particular day from one corner to the other, they want students to notice their new watch purchased from Dubai.

7. The perfectionist

Their ego and level of education cannot allow them to be wrong. They will not take any correction especially from students. They are often referred to as the ‘know it all type since they believe that they are infallible. In cases they are wrong, they will not acknowledge but will give you the dumbest reason.

8. The religious type

Often loathed by students who sometimes accuse them of turning lecture halls to churches. Before they begin any lesson, they must dedicate some minutes to spiritual nourishment. While this many occasions receives opposition, learners have no choice.

9.  Slay queen

One may struggle to differentiate this group from students. At all times, they want to keep abreast with the latest trends. Talk of the latest movie in town, celebrity visiting the country, they know it all. Even those who are at an advanced age are not left behind. They often keep learners very close that sometimes one might suspect of then of having affairs with learners.

10. Boring

From the beginning of their lectures to the end, students are plainly bored. These group of lecturers are usually adult professors who will not change their mode of teaching. They always bore learners with what used to happen in years before the students were born. Most learners often doze off during their lectures. 

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