What Is the Interpretation of Jose Rival's Poem, "Through Education Our Motherland Receives Light?"

Filipino poet Dr. Jose Rival's work "Through Education Our Motherland Receives Light" posits that a well-rounded education is the key to fixing problems in the Philippines and affecting positive social and political change. Rival employs personification throughout the poem, giving human qualities to the idea of education. Referred to as "her" throughout the work, education becomes like a powerful being capable of changing a person and a nation.