|Education develops the intellect; and the intellect distinguishes man from other |
creatures. 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. Education
which ignores man's intrinsic nature, and neglects his intellect and reasoning
power cannot be considered true education.
|A well organized education should not be one which prepares students for good |
remuneration alone. It should be one that can help and guide them towards
acquiring clear thinking, a fruitful mind, and an elevated spirit.
|The salvation of Our country, Ethiopia, as We have repeatedly stated to you, lies |
primarily in education. As Ethiopia is one, all Ethiopians are also one, and
education is the only way to maintain this condition.
Haile Selassie I