Education is a powerful tool that prepares people to live better lives and to play major roles in society.
It also serves as a good platform to prepare children for brighter futures.
Reports that there are students who are submitting fake matric certificates to enrol at the University of South Africa are disturbing.
Students should understand that there are no short cuts to obtaining the best in life. If you fail a particular grade at school, you have to repeat and be wiser because you have learnt the bitter way to success.
The culprits who have submitted the fake certificates should hang their heads in shame. They must understand that failing is, in fact, a great step towards knowledge.