There is so much that has been said about education and its importance in a person’s life. One man ever said that the best thing that parents can offer to their children is education. In the African perspective, many parents have turned the notion and have created education as he only means of life, this has led them to force their children to follow the education system from the child’s birth up to later stages of his or her life.
I am not here to rebel the wishes of many parents and the entire aspect of the education system but am only giving a different thought about the life situation. The fact is, if at all everyone has his or her own life to live, why should all of us follow one system that contains the same thing.
I can say that the best thing a parent can offer to his child is the basic qualities to survive in life which includes education system as a way to acquire tricks of survival. Many African parents understand that education only entails going to school for 20 years and coming out with a degree or PhD. We have seen and heard of many academicians who have been greatly acknowledged for their academic achievement but they have failed in the general education of life.
Knowledge can be acquired not only through school but also in the simplest form of our daily levity. Looking back in history, the main purpose why the education system began was to enable one to know how to read and write as a way of communication. It will be great if one could pursue education with personal choice rather than being forced to go through a complex system that many people have ended up misunderstanding its vitality.
It has clouded many of my brothers and sisters minds that for one to become a “somebody” in life then they must become doctors, lawyers, engineers, entrepreneurs and other renowned careers. Many have failed to explore the ignored side where without education in schools one can still become “somebody”
Like I said earlier, if all of us have our own life to live, why should it be that we are forced to follow one system that teaches us the same thing? Why don’t we have unique content?