Many people take education for granted. They see it as learning only until they reach a certain age or qualification.
But education is not about achieving fancy grades or obtaining a degree.
It is a life-long journey.
It empowers the mind, enlightens the soul and provides an impeccable vision for the future.
It gives an individual the ability to discern what is right from what is wrong.
It plays a pivotal role in helping us understand the world around us.
It is about equipping individuals with the right etiquette and morals and moulding boys into men and girls into women.
Education also creates people who are gracious, tolerant and benevolent, communities that are bound by love and mercy, and countries that are cohesive and the epitome of goodness.
Muhamed Hussein Basheer Ahmad, 16
Secondary 4 Student