Wednesday, February 11, 2009

syto

see the metal for a bell??

pal,
syto!
that's the label for those schools (primary) that were government owned and obviously less endowed than a good count of the private ones by percentage!

syto!

so i attended some of these (more than one) way back... and i just kinda recall how we used to close each day!

a talking-drum sounds (that's the name?) or a bell is rang and we are assembled in a 2pm sun and asked do 'arms-forward-stretch'.... 'stand-at-ease'... then all sorts or instructions are given out!

one hardly understands some of the things that are said anyway... but you are not just left to go... "about-turn, front-turn, right-turn, left-turn, about-turn.... DISMISS..."

and then follows a crude chorus rendered in Ga: "obishie kpe mle...dismiss...obishie kpe mle...dismiss!"...

and you should come and see us doing the marathon only to stop and do the rest of the journey by walk...

4 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

And syto was fun!

Anonymous said...

Obishi what? Do you know what that means cos i can't figure it out....

novisi said...

Nana, you bet! syto was fun fun!

novisi said...

Anon,
'Obishi kpe mle' (really the sound of the last word goes like: "mley")

meaning something like... the rat eat the 'something'... 'something' representing the 'mley' which i don't recall what it is!

many things did not make sense back then but one just sung along anyway you know!