The young shouldn’t be made to suffer for the vanity of their elders. At the first opportunity I took a stand in my youth and to a certain extent ensured a decent school leaving certificate for myself. I still bristle at the very mention of this injustice when generations later, youngsters are still forcefully made to pursue courses that do not resonate with them. Rather those paths of study were selected by elders with an agenda of their own and not the future of these youngsters at heart. Authority comes with responsibility and expectation of equity. If anyone is unable to practice that, then that person is unworthy of being vested with such authority.