During our matriculation week, there was an orientation program that established key points on how the Computer Based Tests would be organized which I held to heart. Perhaps, not everything that was said I held to heart because of the lesson I learned after my first test.
The seating arrangements for the tests were sent early. So, I had a picture of how my day would look on my first test quickly. I woke up very early, high-spirited to procure the right answers to the questions. I did not eat because of the joy of quickly finishing my tests for the day since my batch would write quickly.
Unexpectedly, upon my arrival at the venue, I realized I had to fight my way through the ocean of crowds to enter the examination center for the test. The lines were so long and disorganized, students were pushing each other to ensure they got their test done on time.
However, this was contrary to the picture I had in my mind, because I believed since we have been grouped into batches, entering the examination center should be more seamless, and we’ll enter according to the proposed arrangement.
Significantly, I could not get a seat to sit on. I had to stand in the sun with other students who could not sit because of the limited seats available.
A lot of students fainted on that day due to various reasons, which was coupled with the congestion in the queue. I was famished standing in the queue until I was able to write my tests.
That day made me learn that it is essential to take breakfast and adequate rest before going to the location for any test or exam.