Overtime, the world has been thrown off balance with the number of issues yet to be solved.
The rising of the numbers of the educated, leading to a corresponding fall in the results produced by education.
With every new invention, comes the fading away of the former; a dilemma our educated state has put us in.
In the past, our “uneducated” fore-fathers were creative enough to bring up ideas that have served us today. They could try out new things, take new steps, and undergo many risks as the case may be just to arrive at a result. They weren’t just okay, they found answers.
Little wonder why overtime their inventions have taken new forms; the transformation of stones to useful match sticks, sand and stones to buildings, ‘grass’ to food, wood to paper, water to ink, hides to bags and many more.
Sadly, the educated man today has grown dependent on the inventions and discoveries of the uneducated man; mocking the creativity, yet enjoying them, modifying them while questioning their inadequacies.
However, it seems that education today has placed a cloak over the eyes of many. Inhibiting our abilities to take risks and enhancing our dependency. We have come to a point where we’d rather gain a certificate than learn from school, putting to vain over and again, the labours of our heroes past.
How did we get to this point? We’d ask ourselves. How come our little ones no longer find pleasure in discoveries? Which wrong key did we play? Which incorrect step did we take?
It is important to recall that the best way to get rid of a tree is by uprooting it. Having identified the loop holes of our educational system, one would agree that the root cause of these remains our minds.
The minds of people have already been structured to believe the lies about education.
Therefore, we must start with a mind renovation for those how have gone far already.
However, for younger ones who are yet to be fully incorporated into the system, we must teach them the right way. Teach them to set goals, teach them to look at the long run and not just focus on the preterm advantages. We must teach them to go through the process, letting every step of the way count; encouraging them to avoid non approved ways of achieving success.
The transformation of a community will begin with individuals.
Take practical steps. Ask yourself everyday; why am I learning these things? What will be the application in the long run? If certificates were excluded, will I bother continuing?
Aside my chosen career path, are there other ways I can develop myself? Will I be able to make an impact at this rate?
For getting answers to these questions will lies the secret to our rising again. Let’s build together what we have destroyed before it is too late.
(C) Eddy Abasi-odiong , she is one of our content contributor and passionate Educator