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The Big Read: If you only believe, you’ll fail

Jonathan Jansen | 03 July, 2015 00:18

In one of the most dysfunctional schools in the country, the Grade 12 students had gathered in the hall for a ceremony.

They were immaculately dressed in maroon uniforms, every one of them. Boys and girls wore ties, shoes brightly polished. Then, in came the procession of local pastors, school heads and the chairman of the governing body.

The children were about to be prepared through familiar rituals for the final examinations of their school lives. A female pastor of charismatic persuasion prayed with sweat drops running down her forehead. A motivational speaker spoke about scaling high mountains and swimming deep oceans. A government official, ever the deflating bureaucrat, warned of the dangers of failing. Then a rousing rendition of the national anthem after which matriculants hugged as if they would never see each other again.

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