Babcock University indeed is a good school that has, over the great years, produced great of first class and overall great students who by one way or the other helped the society and also impacted in one’s day to day lives.
Babcock University has a great number of students from different parts of the country and who they have to cater for in terms of accommodation, security, power (light), feeding and religion etc.
But I would be talking about the feeding system in Babcock University.
I finished my first degree a couple of years back and I strongly believe a lot must have changed on campus. The school was a place you just have to take all they give you most especially there food, or if you had an alternative like taking cereal, garri, cornflakes and so on. But one way or the other you must visit the cafeteria to eat their food.
My degree was on mass communication, a course everyone had the thought it was for girls alone and had the feeling guys that did the course where gay “funny”.
For me the pressing issue back then during my time was the food. I can’t remember if it was just me and my group of friends or the whole campus felt but I clearly remember the food was either not sweet, enough or it was strong as a stone. There were always people who had something to say about the food giving to them and the one that still till today trills me and that would be the Sabbath rice which everyone goes to take and after eating the whole school is at sleep. I remember my roommate saying then they cook the food with sleeping drugs. Anyway here are the basic food I had complains with and fell in love:
- Tofu: Also known as bean curd is a food prepared by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into solid white blocks of varying softness. It is a traditional component of East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines; it has been consumed in China for over 2,000 years. It can be silken, soft, firm, or extra firm. It has a subtle flavor, so it can be used in savory and sweet dishes. It is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish and its flavors, and absorbs flavor’s well. Nutritionally, tofu is low in calories, while containing a relatively large amount of protein. It is high in iron, and can have a high calcium or magnesium content depending on the coagulants used in manufacturing (e.g. calcium chloride, calcium sulfate, magnesium sulfate.
Now this is the form of meat Babcock university student have to put up too as long as they are in that school. So either you throw it away or eat it and get used to eat.
Here is what the vice president of the school had to say about the complaint of the student in regards to tofu: He said meat diet exposes people to cancer, other diseases and, above all, shortens life. He said the church felt it should introduce vegetarianism in all its institutions because the church has adopted vegetarian diet officially, therefore its institutions also must follow suit. “The seventh Day Adventist Church, owners of Babcock, is not just only concerned about the spiritual well-being of people but the physical and it has been shown without doubt in all scientific literature that vegetarian diet is superior to any meat diet. I can tell you with the vegetarian diet that they are taking, they look healthier than when they go home,” he said. According to Okoro, members of the church are allowed to eat only ‘clean meat’ in accordance with Biblical injunction. “They are not allowed to eat pork, dog, camel or vulture meat because they are unclean meat. Now after this the student took to their social media pages to disagree with the vice president, saying they pay a whole lot of money as school fees and yet are feed rubbish.
In reaction to this, the vice president said the management understands their point of view because that is what they eat in their homes noting: “But ask them if they are not healthier with what they eat here than what they eat at home. If they will not say it, their parents say it all the time. So like I said earlier it either you eat it or throw it away.
Yam: for this I really don’t have much to say but the only problem was the fact that we were served rock of ages “stone” not literally, but it was as hard as I can ever imagine. And the funniest thing is that you are served with a plastic folk.