The last two weeks of previous school holiday was very tense, for Aqila and me. The boy suddenly expressed his desire to offer Music as one of his O level subjects. I was surprised that Aqila suddenly wished to pursue music, as all along he said music was just a hobby and something that should not be taken seriously . After much discussion and many questioning sessions, both Bunda and Ayah were there to support him all the way. I then spoke to his music teacher in school to find out how to go about doing it and that was when we learnt that the application to take up the O level music course had been closed.
So ... Following the advise of Aqila's music teacher, we wrote an appeal letter to MOE. Just explained the situation and told the truth. Oh...along with the letter we also attached Links to performances, scan copy of certificates and awards.
Alhamdulillah, Thank God, the MOE was willing to make an exception and took Aqila in to the programme. The officer who helped us go through the steps was very very encouraging and very supportive. It helped shed whatever doubts we had in mind regarding the course.
Dear Aqila, alot of people were more than willing to help you achieve your aspiration, your dream. Don't take it for granted. Study hard, study well. You owe this to them.
Bismillah...of this is what you want...Insya Allah everything Will be fine. Seize the day. Chase your dreams.