Pondering on an idyllic prelude for this article, I remembered my English literature classes back at high school and studying the drama ‘Hamlet’ – legend of a prince who at one stage of his life is in great dilemma. He contemplates over surviving the harshness of the living world contrary to the peacefulness of death. Similarly, we all face this ‘to be or not to be’ decision in secondary school; or should I say ‘to do or not to do’ decision when it comes to choosing our subject combinations. Just like Hamlet found it hard to capitulate to death as he would be termed frail, many students find it difficult to opt for ‘agriculture’ with the trepidation of being labelled ‘taking the easy way out’ or ‘a future farmer’ – trust me, I was. Agriculture seems to be a harsh pill to swallow for many students