Nelson Mandela, the full name Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who was the first president of South Africa under the new constitution from 10 May 1994 to 16 June 1999. He was born on 18 July 1918, in Mvezo, British South Africa. His father Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa Mandela was a local chief and his mother Nosekeni Fanny ( Gadla’s Third Wife). In 1939, Mandela studies Bachelor of Arts at the University of Fort Hare. Then he chose and studied subjects which help to become a clerk or an interpreter at the Native Affairs Department which was responsible for the welfare and development of the black African population in rural areas.
And he faced racism during law at the University of the Witwatersrand. Mandela met Evelyn Mase who was a trainee nurse and ANC activist at Walter Sisulu’s house (South African Anti Apartheid and Member of African National Congress). Then he started a relationship with her and married her in October 1944. In 1950, he elected as a national president of ANCYL.10 May 1994, Mandela officially announced South Africa’s First Black President.
The primary aim of Mandela was the National Unity i.e, National Reconciliation as a president of South Africa. Over 40 years, Nelson Mandela received 260 awards including Sakharov Prize (1988) Bharat Ratna (1990) Nishan-e-Pakistan (1992), Order of Lenin Presidential Medal of Freedom and more, especially awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. As well, he wrote Long Walk To Freedom book that represents his entire life and this book was published in 1994. Let’s here get powerful education quotes by Nelson Mandela.
1. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
2. Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country.
3. No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
4. The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture, British institutions, were automatically assumed to be superior. There was no such thing as African Culture.
5. On the first day of school, my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name and said that from thenceforth that was the name we would answer to in school. This was the custom among Africans in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education.
6. The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.
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7. A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
8. Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them. One cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savour their songs.
9. It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this have small imaginations
10. Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
11. Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders.
12. Of course, we desire education and we think it is a good thing but you don’t have education in order to know that you want certain fundamental rights you have got aspirational you have got claims.
13. One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
Nelson Mandela Quotes For Students
14. There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
15. After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
16. If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
17. A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
18. Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.
19. Discussion sharpens one’s interest in any subject and accordingly inspires reading and corrects errors.