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“Rice is expensive” – A Nigerian student draws attention as he brings Amala and soup to school due to his inability to afford rice

A young Nigerian student amazed numerous social media users by bringing Amala to school and enjoying it during the break time due to financial constraints preventing him from affording rice.

The incident was captured in a video with the caption: “Rice is expensive and we have to make do with what we can afford 😂😂😂 My students are quite resourceful! Life as a Corps member.”

In the video, the student is shown seated comfortably, enjoying his Amala with soup while his classmates observe.

Carefully dipping the Amala into the bowl of soup placed on his leg, he draws surprise from some friends gathered around him at his unconventional school meal choice.

Following the video’s circulation on social media, concerned individuals flooded the comment section to express their thoughts.

See some reactions below:

Vicky24: “Wen I was learning wrk I normally carry swallow to wrk,Bt wat surprise me is dat people wey bring rice go still Dey beg me food.”

Ibadan Footwear Vendor: “this is Olive metropolitan School at oloola. I once taught there. awesome.”

nursing with tina: “The day I took Eba to school in primary school, it wasn’t funny the whole class was shouting Eba Eba omooo I ran 😭 with my food.”

EllaUdo: “everybody is saying they did it,, forgetting that this present kids don’t understand things that way, they’ll always feel friends will laugh at them.”

Victor Nwose: “to carry swallow go school no just start today o,in d 90s me de carry fufu and afang soup go school. ask men dem go tell u.”

saliu onaolapo sekinah: “yam flour sef don cost na rich man pikin dey chop amala for this economy.”

brytecy: “I used to give my son all sorts of swallow to school including pounded yam and that makes him feel standout in his class.”

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