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Just another brick in the wall?

28 March 2013, 10:19
I will do almost anything to ensure that my kids get a good (read: above the current average) education!  I will sell my car, my TV, computer..., everything, to raise funds just to keep them in a good school for one more day.  Heavens, I'll sell my wedding ring if it would ensure one more hour of quality education.  I'd probably be able to buy a few more hours selling my wife's ring, but let's not go there right now.

Whoever said that knowledge is power, wasn't kidding!  My dad used to say that education, and by implication a proper qualification, is the only thing "they" can't take away from you.

I was never sure who "they" were, but I've now started formulating my own theory:

"They" are every person in this country who endorses mediocrity.

"They" are every lazy teacher who put their own selfish needs before the needs of the students/scholars. (The term "learners" never really made an impression on me).

"They" are every employer who's ever appointed an unsuitable and incompetent candidate just to fill a quota.

"They" are every government department who's turned away experienced and qualified personnel in order to appoint family and friends.

"They" (and this is probably more to the point) are every incompetent education department official (or contractor) who's ever compiled an examination paper that is so riddled with mistakes, that no "learner" could possibly understand what was required of them.  I suspect this happens due to all, or any of the reasons stated above.

The single most important legacy we can leave our youth is the empowerment brought about by a proper education.  Anything less should not even be contemplated!  It will (and this is not just some airy-fairy prediction) spell the end of this country and any chance of us being players on the global stage.

'Nuff said!  Also, I love Pienk Vlooi, as one of my ill-informed, yet devoted teachers in high school used to call them (...when I was still a "learner").

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