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10 questions that students hate to be asked

By Kevin Ojiambo | April 30th 2017

You will see them make jokes and laugh out loud as if they own the university but they can also be easily offended if you ask them some type of questions. Here are the top 10 questions that students hate to be asked.


Come on, we are in campus! Who doesn’t know God by now? Ok not because I wear a short skirt, have some piercing, don’t go to church or have a stylish shave doesn’t allow you to judge me! Allow me because I’m in Rome land, why should I be different?

Uko na supplementary?

Nature has it that not everybody has to make it in life, so it’s the same case with the students. We will attend same classes, taught by the same lecturer, do the same exams but when the results are released, don’t expect all of us to pass. Not only is it abnormal but will raise attention of the lecturer.

Uko na boyfriend/girlfriend?

Unataka we date ama? If not, mind your business! It's only small number of students who accept they are dating since they still believe in “the beautiful ones are not yet born” slang so that they can ‘fisia” freshaz each semester while for others, their partners could not be satisfying them fully. So asking them about the dating issues is very offensive and could end your friendship for you will be limiting their goals. 

Wewe ni kabila gani?

Hold your thoughts, so are we here to study tribes as courses? Why does it even concern you as long as I attend my lectures and do what the school requires? These are just but a few questions that run in their minds it’s just that some don’t get the courage to say them out loud. Everyone likes to be considered as a Kenyan apart from the few three common tribes that never go for less than to let the school notice their superiority.

Wewe ni fresher?

So, of all these students in campus, you decided to point me for that question? Are you for real? And even though I was one, I couldn’t admit. Nobody likes to be called that name, given how they were highly respected as form fours back at high school so why should you lower their morale to that of a form one by giving them a name that is accompanied by many negative titles (that hata stima zikipotea unasikia a comrade shouting “ni fresha amekanyaga switch”).

Utaninunulia lunch leo?

Ok, hata mimi pesa niko nazo sahii hazinitoshi, so where do you expect your lunch to come from? Most students even try to miss that lunch to afford supper so someone asking them for lunch only because they look friendly or smell like cash (yenye labda walipata with struggle or gambling) really disappoints them.

Ulipata ngapi CAT?

Let’s get this clear, we all sat for the CAT, right? So should I assume when you ask about my marks you never got yours or you just want to compare and show me how stupid I am...Hey! We are past that age, let the primary kids do that. Most students are never satisfied with their CAT marks, so you trying to find out what the other got is just creating a grudge.

Mbona huwa unamiss classes?

Pardon me, what did you just ask and are you my parent? This only is enough to turn you off (hapa ndio unaanza kufikiria nani ni mbaya, ooh sijui ako na sponsors ndio maana huwa hakuji classes). Please as long as you are in campus, caring achia ICU because nobody cares. Your work is just at least to comment on that WhatsApp group so that people could know you are still existing.

Class iko wapi?

“We shall have our morning class at room 13,” class representative has just posted that in the class WhatsApp group before he/she slept but something annoying is that you meet with your classmate the next morning the first question they ask is “class iko wapi?” Seriously, si hii ni kunibeba ujinga! Worse is that they even don’t attend the class.

Tulipewa assignment?

Hapana, tulipewa maziwa ya nyayo.” These are the kind of responses you always feel to reply to those students who wait until a day before when the class representative has given a notice that the lecturer will be collecting the assignments. “Ok forgive me but where were you all those two weeks?” This is when you see them the next day with ‘sura za huruma’ trying to find that work student so that they could plagiarize the assignment.

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