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.
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.
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.
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
As a student of Business Administration, how many
businesses have you started? How many times have you
exprienced failiure in business, and rise again?
So, are you putting what you are learning in school into
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 abilty 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.
What am I advocating?
This writeup 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.

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