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Educated Illiterates - Education Is Beyond Certificate
9 Mar 2016

Educated Illiterates – Education Is Beyond Certificate

It is hightime we gave another definition to the term “education”. To some people, education borders on going to school, acquiring degrees and working for a company to earn a salary at the end of the month.

My dear readers, education goes beyond acquiring certificate, ” we must redefine education“….

Education teaches you about how to make rules, break rules, and challenge an ongoing trend, school teaches you about how to follow rules, live by the rules, and live an ongoing trend unchallenged, thereby limiting that power of creativity in you.

To All Educated Illiterates - Education Is Beyond Certificate

Have you witnessed a scenerio whereby you asked a Maths lecturer about how he arrived at a certain formula, and he tells you “that is how it is done”?, and mind you, if you do anything contrary…you FAIL his exam, therefore you must follow the rules.

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A truly educated man is he who has developed the faculties of his mind to follow his passion, find solutions where there are problems without following the rules, but creates his own ways through his deep imagination to achieve his dreams.

Checkout most of the world’s richest people today, they are mostly school dropouts. Do you think they are not educated because they are school dropouts? Far from it! They are really educated in their own ways, they simply decided to build their own dreams rather than allow themselves to be hired by other people to builld theirs.

So many people spend their precious years in school only to end up acquiring cerificate NOT education.

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Examples of these people include:

1) * People who don’t practise what they learn in school before graduation.

As a student of Computer Science, how many codes have you written that worked? Have you been able to (in reality) write a program that solves the problem of an organisation?
As a student of Business Administration, how many businesses have you started? How many times have you exprienced failiure in business, and rose again?

So, are you putting what you are learning in school into practice?
The school will not give or teach you these orientation but education will.

2)*People who have no SKILLS

…successful people don’t depend on the government of their country to provide jobs for them. A truly educated person has skills, an uneducated fellow can only boast of his certificate without any skills to back it up.
True education lies in the ability to solve problems with the skills you possess…..what are you waiting for? STAND UP NOW, do not procrastinate, learn a skill you are passionate about.

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What am I advocating?
This write-up is not in anyway articulated to undermine the importance of schooling… Going to school is very important but our mindset about school is what we are advised to change.


Dedicated to all Nigerian students

DISCLAIMER : This write-up was culled from a Whatsapp group and Eduregard does not in any way claim  the ownership.

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