“THE CAPACITY TO LEARN IS A GIFT; THE ABILITY TO LEARN IS A SKILL; THE WILLINGNESS TO LEARN IS A CHOICE” – Brian Herbert
… Chapter 1 …
We grow up in a society where the theory of need is like this: Go to school, Graduate, Get a Job, Build a house, Get a Car, and Raise a Family. So basically it’s like; get educated so you can become successful and attain societal prominence. Emphasis is not placed on what is being studied and how it can be applied to solve problems in our societies but for the financial gains that may come after studies. And this whether you like it or not is the fundamental recipe for corruption which has consumed our education institutions and workplaces and its eating developments of our nations. How do I mean? Since we are all fed with this idea before and during our time in school, we tend to do everything we can do make it to the end of our schooling whether we have learned something or not. Talk of individuals that have been able to make it by bribing professors and cheating their way through exams and not forgetting those who cram formulas, equations, definitions, and facts: only to forget them before the beginning of the next semester (We are many). And the female students who give themselves out to the male lecturers just to get higher grades.
My desire now is to reveal the importance we place on passing exams instead of actually acquiring knowledge. How do you expect a person who has yearned so much to complete schooling to become financially successful to behave when all he/she is given at the end of every month is an insufficient salary. Money is the reason for being in that position. So if the money is not coming then other unlawful ways talk of corruption are considered. Can the individual be blamed? And I am then saying that parents are the reasons why they educate their kids to tend to breed corruption in them? Definitely but not entirely. Because of it also the responsibility of the individual being educated to realize the misconception and study with the right reasons in mind. The school is supposed to be a place where character, mental, physical growth, truthfulness, lawfulness, integrity, honesty, loyalty, principle, legacy, humanity, love, and affection are installed.
QUESTION: How many of these virtues live within us right after school? Education is not the same as schooling, but education and schooling go hand in hand. That’s why wherever there is schooling, education can never escape. But does the school actually give us education? Look at this: Have you realized that each and every school has a curriculum and syllabus, teaching WHAT to think and not HOW to think. What they WANT you to know and not what you SHOULD actually know. So it’s like it molds you to fit into a particular and the narrow needs of the society. If the main aim of schooling is to get educated, and education isn’t just about attaining a degree or earning a living.