The Closure of Schools should not be Closure of books

I view last year’s massive failure in public examinations as a collective cause. But as someone who believes in the assertion that “Failure is an opportunity to restart intelligently”, I expect this year’s candidates to correct mistakes of their predecessors. Unfortunately, I’m beginning to see the contrary because, “The sweetness of the pudding is in the eating”.

The closure of schools is not the closure of books. Let us change this narrative; taking advantage of the current state of emergency by reading our books. The best teacher in life, is your very self, so try to learn as many things as you could in any given moment. Do not spend much time in watching television, involving in unnecessary chats on social media, instead; use such chance to browse for notes, relevant topics related to your studies. Take television as chewing gum for your eyes, and do not make it a hobby. For the people you watch have already achieved their goals.

I decided to write this piece as a result of the kind of relaxation I see in most students. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States of America once said: “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I would spend six hours sharpening my axe”. Early preparation is always crucial. For “Education is our passport to the future, and that tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”, according to Malcom X, an African-American Human Right Activist. As far as Nelson Mandela is concerned, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”.

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