|It is education that enables man to harness nature and utilize her resources |
for the well-being and improvement of his life. The key for the betterment
and completeness of modern living is education.
But, "Man cannot live by bread alone." Man, after all, is also composed of
intellect and soul. Therefore, education in general, and higher education in
particular, must aim to provide, beyond the physical, food for the intellect and
soul. That education which ignores man's intrinsic nature, and neglects his
intellect and reasoning power cannot be considered true education.
... The true leader is one who realizes by faith that he is an
instrument in the hands of God, and dedicates himself to be a
guide and inspirer of the nobler sentiments and aspirations of
the people. He will kindle interest, teach, aid, correct and
inspire. Those whom he leads will co-operate with him in
maintaining discipline for the good of the group. He will instruct
his followers in the goals towards which to strive, and create in
them a sense of mutual effort for attaining the goal. ...
...May the Almighty God be with you in the fulfillment of your duties.
|Haile Selassie the First - September 23, 1963|