The most asked question by the 21st century youth is the importance of education. They wanted to know how examinations and the grading systems were the best for accessing students’ abilities and intelligence, on what basis the subjects taught in schools were chosen and determined to be appropriate. These questions go on and on as other industries such as Music and Sport industries are actually paying mostly uneducated persons very huge amounts. It’s worrisome to think after spending years upon years sitting in classes; receiving lectures, struggling to fix homework and reading for tests, a graduate would still have a hard time securing a job or even earn stipends as compared to the uneducated counterparts in the music and sports industry.
Does this now devalue education, writing off the need for it? These questions must be answered!
Here are a few points to consider about the worthiness of Education.
- KNOWLEDGE – They say ‘Knowledge is power’, whatever they mean must be correctly interpreted. There are and will always be things that can be learnt within the four walls of a school that cannot be gotten elsewhere. We are equipped with knowledge that changes us and how we think of things and people. The school teaches a lot and whether this knowledge becomes power for you is dependent on you. How do you use the knowledge you get?
- FIELD AND INTEREST – There are majorly the Arts, Social Sciences and Science field in Education, all encapsulating other subfields. Many people want to be many things that the school does not give the opportunity to be trained for, at least not properly. A person who has a strong passion for football and intends to make a living out of football must first learn to mix a couple of chemicals in a lab or read and criticize some literature which in no way strengthens his dreams. Education could in some aspects be a time waster.
- COST – With the amount of importance and compulsion added to getting educated, it shouldn’t cost a fortune. This is so that everyone can get it conveniently. This is especially because spending a fortune on getting educated does not in any way guarantee a very high paying job after graduation. The cost of getting quality education might exuberant for middle and low class citizens.
- JOB SECURITY – Getting a degree definitely gives the chance of getting a great and decent job. There is no way an uneducated person would secure a job at google or any oil company except to do unprofessional jobs like janitors cleaners and the lot. Despite the truth of many uneducated persons making it in other sectors, not all of them can make it there. And there are also educated persons making it big in these same sectors. Education gives you an edge in the market especially if you have a skill outside your degree. It only means you can be more than one thing at a time.
As many would love for education to be abolished, it can’t be. This is because may thing and many people will lose essence. We would have no more doctors and lawyers and technology will cease to grow at its current speed and the world will slow down on evolvement. This cannot happen, but here’s what might be perfect for such anomaly to be fixed. The tenets of the education system could be reviewed to accommodate everything students are interested in an grading could be adjusted to testing of mental development and skill. This would leave the persons on both sides of the crossfire with smiles on their faces.