ABOUT THE BOOK Young Mikel is like many young people out there today, who question everything they are told to do. He disliked everything about formal education and questioned why he had to go through it. Neither his parents nor teachers could give him satisfactory answers. Mr Franklin, his school's guardian and counsellor helped him find the real purpose of formal education, and those findings transformed his life forever. Why Am I in School? is an engaging story on the purpose of formal education in modern times. It also serves as a loving guide for contemporary students, teachers and parents.