Nigerian university uses Tinubu’s ‘balablu’ blunder to illustrate exam questions to students

Some students at the Nasarawa State University were asked, during an examination, to justify the social judgement theory using one popular misspeak by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu.

Last November, Mr Tinubu, at an engagement in Imo, slurrily said “a town hall, different from “balablu-blu-blu-bulaba.”

The misspeak, which spotlighted possible dementia of the aspiring Nigerian leader, became a ready instrument of humour among young Nigerians online who oppose Mr Tinubu’s presidential ambition.

“‘Using the social media trending sarcastic statement: A Townhall, Different from Bala-Blu Blu-Blu Bula-Ba’,justify social judgement theory,” question 1 of the second semester examination for sophomore Mass Communication students of the Nasarawa State-owned university, read.

Per encyclopedia.com, the social judgement theory explains how attitudes are cognitively represented, the psychological processes involved in assessing persuasive communications, and the conditions under which communicated attitudes are either accepted or rejected.

The flag bearer of the ruling APC continues to evoke public concerns about his mental fitness to govern Africa’s most populous nation, ahead of next month’s poll where he will square of against co-septuagenarian, Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party; Peter Obi of Labour Party and 15 other candidates.

His critics relentlessly hoist totems of his many incoherent and slurry statements as evidence of his unsuitability for Nigeria’s top job.

Mr Tinubu, 70, however, has repeatedly dismissed criticisms about his frail health, saying being Nigerian president is not grave digging that requires his physical strength.

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