Focus on your studies
AMID the revelations of Pallo Jordan s misqualifications and his decision to resign, it is interesting to see how many young people have jumped on to the bandwagon of making him a laughing stock.
My concern is that most of these young people don’t even hold a matric certificate.
They spend their time on social media instead of focusing on their personal development.
There is nothing inherently wrong with social media, but it is a big problem when we spent most of our time on social media, rather than focusing on our books. Nelson Mandela said: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
I would like to encourage my fellow young people to take education seriously because without it, you can’t even begin to imagine a better South Africa.
Young people are the future of this country.
We can learn a lot from the many sagas of
misqualifications and misrepresentations of academic credentials, such as that involving SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng.
Young people should be encouraged to focus on their studies, not only to develop themselves but also society.
This is a crucial time of the year when tertiary institutions are about to close the 2015 intake.
Young people should use the remaining weeks to focus on finishing their matric and applying at these institutions.
The world is ours, but if we fail to seize the opportunities given to us, then we are doomed. Tom Mhlanga Braamfontein