Education should be a priority

Ronie Tshabalala, Mfuleni

I was filled with distress when I read about a child whose guardian had died, forcing the kid to move from Cape Town to the Eastern Cape.

Death is one of the sad realities of life and government should expect such things to happen to children.

To waste this young boy’s future by claiming it is too late for him to go to school does not solve anything.

The child would not be starting from scratch as he was already in school when he was forced to move across the country.

Former president Nelson Mandela once said: “No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.”

Truer words have never been spoken.