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Celebrating Education Success

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Graduate Joseph takes a picture with the next generation of masters degree graduates  Graduate Joseph takes a picture with the next generation of masters degree graduates

Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) is quoted saying, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Victor Hugo (1805 – 1885) a French author wrote, “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Henry Brougham (1778–1868) in a speech to the House of Commons January 1828 said, “Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” A Greek philosopher, Aristotle (384 – 322 BCE), is quoted saying, “Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.”

These quotes by great thinkers is a clear indication that education has over the years contributed in the management of natural resources to sustain the growing world population. The current global population passed 7 billion people in 2012. The population is expected to reach 8 billion by 2030 and 9 billion before 2050.   

Joseph Opio who advanced his education to masters celebrated this advancement and achievement with family and friends. He was an inspiration of those growing up to aim higher. Parents present told their kids, “We do not want just the bachelors gowns. Now aim for the masters gowns.” 

Like William Jennings Bryan is quoted saying, “Destiny is not a matter of chance but a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for it is a thing to be achieved.” To Joseph and others who chose to shape their density and the destiny of the world through education, and graduated 2014, we say, “Congratulations. May this education help build a better world for you, you family, others and more important add to the needs for future generations.”   

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