May 15, 2009, 5:31 AM
The beginning of the school calendar is always a busy period for students, school heads and parents.
This is a period when some parents are busy trying to settle school fees, book bills and acquire new uniforms of their children.
It is also a moment when schools receive new intakes of students, and also witness changes in the school administration at certain levels.
After all the struggles made by parents to meet the educational needs of their children, it is now time for the students to focus on their education, and study hard to pass their exams.
Back-to-School should mean serious business to students, and should mark the end of the summer holidays and idling on the beach.
Since the future and development of this country depends to a large extent on our young people, they have a duty to educate themselves well so as to move the country forward.
Education is the key to success, and for the attainment of any developmental aspiration, and students should always remember that the fruit of education is sweet.
The reason the government and private individuals are building schools is to mould children to have a better education, and become responsible people in society.
Let your books be your friends!
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
Sydney J. Harris