In the early century education was one of the best things that occurred to man. But as time went on education became one of the worst tragedy that has befellen Africans. Notwithstanding men has been a strong being between education and the unfavourable repercussion it has brought upon him.
I will be discussing five not so good things education has brought upon man.
1. Education has reduced labour force.
In the early 1960 education was not a curse on humanity. People were passionate about school and yet they were passionate about work. Compare to the number of people who are schooling and also working in the recent era. We have been fashioned towards believing that you only need to face your study squarely if you need good grade. The physiological effect of this even makes those who are exceptional good to have average result after school once they combine schooling with work.
2. Education has reduced human value.
An average African student reads close to seven hours once they are preparing for an examination. Due to these reasons in Africa, 30% of students fall sick, 3% dies due to the over stressing they go through all in the name of earning a certificate. Some will even go to the extent of attending lectures in a class that’s so in conductive all in the name of getting knowledge. For someone like myself, I work a bit hard in my education area, I read a bit harder and I face squarely my other ambition. I believe education is my country is actually nothing to write home about.
Education is just part of our life, it is not our life. Maybe it’s high time we started seeing things this way, if not we might not end up having great results without passing our eye through heavy needle.
3. Education has conceived lots of ignorance people.
Our major problem in Africa is ” We do not know and we always assume we know ” the very reason why a person who schooled in Africa can not be employed outside Africa through the certificate he got from our country is this” We have a lot of brilliant lecturers, professors who read just to become what they are today, ” brilliant but not intelligent, they do not understand most things they teach the student. When the blind is leading the blind, they will both fall into the ditch. It is high time we started making changes in the educational system. Teaching should not be about been brilliant but been intelligent, an intelligent Processor will pass more knowledge than a brilliant one. His ability to under what he is teaching makes him better. And also his ability to pass knowledge depends on whether he truly understood what he’s taking the students.
4.Education has enslaved men.
Men were created to control everything around him but it happens that African countries after been colonized by the westerner was not left free, the only thing that was given to them to set them free makes them a slave. Africans always go to the extreme in everything. The more reasons we have plenty educated illiterate in Africa. They are educated yet still illiterates.
Education is not a do or die thing for the westerner, it is a choice but in all African countries education is not something you are given a choice to pick from. You are mandated by the societies to attend school. Your been un-educated makes the societies see you as someone of the old personalities. In African countries education isn’t about what you produce from what you learn but you get from what you learned.
5. Education makes Africans daft.
In non African countries education has only made people more intelligent, but in African countries education makes people more daft than the formal.
An institution where learning is not encouraging and intriguing. If you bring ten African students and ten non African student, ask them what they learnt in class today that gives the the feeling to go to lecture tomorrow, many will say “none” which means they learnt nothing in class yesterday that could encourage them to be in class today. Education is one of the most annoying things in African countries.
The more reason many African students performs better in non African educational institution.
Written by : Temi Badmus