Monday, 14 April 2014


The Vice-Chancellor who love Scrabble game
Some weeks ago, the photo went viral on the social media with the tag of a National Confab delegates playing computer game during deliberations. Most people who saw it hulled all sorts of negative words at him. Well, the man, a Vice-Chancellor,  in the picture recognized himself and responds thus:
"Yes, indeed, I know the person, because I am the one. I have responded to some of the blogs on the matter. The truth is this activity was done during the lunch break between 2-4 pm. As soon as the Chairman calls the meeting to order, I switch off my computer. Is there any rule against spending my free time as I like? Moreover, is there anything wrong, if others engage in reading newspapers and talking with others during their free time, and I prefer engaging in activities, I consider more useful to my development, such as using scrabble to improve my word power and discover new words?. Indeed, I often play against the best in the world, world champions, and I have been beaten many times. But in the process I learnt new words, their meanings and improve my written and spoken language."
Obviously, the media guys that originally posted it didn't make it clear to their gullible readers that it didn't happen during active session, and many others who re-posted never did their home work as professionals to dig deeper.

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