Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Thursday shared how solving mathematics when he was in detention saved his sanity (mental health). He revealed that mathematics wasn’t his favorite course.
The literary icon spoke when he hosted academic laureates who did Ogun State proud in various academic competitions at his Kemta, Idi Aba residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
He said solving mathematical problems saved him from insanity while he was in the prison .
Soyinka, said although he disliked the subject while in secondary school, mathematics became his saving grace while he was incarcerated by a military junta.
He added, “I hated mathematics at school but I had a C. I hated my teachers who were very brilliant at mathematics and they forced it down our throats whether we like it or not.”
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