Education plays a major role in shaping the best future for our children.
It is only through education that they can plan and achieve a better life and play an important role in society.
Unfortunately these goals seem far removed at Azara Secondary School in Lenasia, southern Johannesburg.
Teachers and pupils live in fear because they are being mugged by thugs almost daily on the school premises.
The school principal's numerous appeals to the department of education for help have fallen on deaf ears.
We urge senior officials to attend to this serious problem. Police must also keep guard around the school building.
We cannot allow hooligans to disrupt classes and destroy the future of these kids.