Where would I be if not for my car­ing teach­ers?

New Straits Times - - Opinion -

THE in­spir­ing story of a mag­nif­i­cent woman, He­len Keller, who be­came deaf and blind at a young age and yet rose to be­come a sig­nif­i­cant fig­ure, even earn­ing a Bach­e­lor of Arts de­gree, touched my heart.

Her suc­cess was at­trib­uted to her teacher, Anne Sul­li­van, who taught her lan­guage and com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

I won­der how far Keller would have gone in life if not for her teacher?

Where would I be if not for the teach­ers, from kindergarten to ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion?

I am grate­ful to my teach­ers who have nur­tured, guided and shaped me into what I am to­day.

Ed­u­ca­tion is im­por­tant and stu­dents need to have a bet­ter ap­pre­ci­a­tion of their teach­ers.

Treasure these mem­o­ries by mak­ing the most of the school­ing years be­cause we can never re­turn to those years.

In adult­hood, we should not live in re­gret if we have messed up dur­ing our younger days.

I met a for­mer school­mate who in­formed me that he is tak­ing English tuition lessons.

He re­grets ig­nor­ing English classes dur­ing his school years.

It is a won­der how pa­tient and un­der­stand­ing some of my

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