This is a personal thought which I know you will take a word from it.
A child is born into a family and everyone is happy, as the child grows familiar with the environment and is able to speak and understand, the child is sent to school. Why?
For the sake of this write up, I will use him or he or his to make reference to both male child and female child with no gender inequality in mind.
Isn’t there another way that child can become successful instead of sending him or her to school. Where he will be taught what others have learnt already and is forced to perfect it. And when he is done schooling and gathering all the needed certificate painstakingly, he gets a job, serving another person so he can make a living. That is an archaic way to train a child.
Almost every child born is expected to become someone in life, be free, feel secured, make decisions and have a happy life but school rips all that from every child.
The first day a child is sent to school he cries heavily because he doesn’t want to leave his parents whom he looks up to. As the day goes on his mindset changes, he gets to meet other pupils whom he can connect with, he starts playing with his mates in school, grows up with them and never wants to leave them. But along the line he mixes up with the wrong ones who influences him and then he becomes a bad boy. Parents starts noticing his bad behavior and attitude but cannot help it because, it is getting out of hand. I will leave a question for you, who is to be blamed for the child’s bad attitude.
Now the top reason why I say I hate school but love education is that school has no point.
Let me get it straight to you, many believe and I believe that school is a way the rich harvest the intelligence, employ people to work for them and keep themselves rich. What goal is there in school when after a long time journey you end up working for someone who barely has a cert. You may doubt this but the owners of the multi-million blue chip industries are the one who either dropped out of school or never even saw the four walls of a school. In Nigeria schooling last up to 20 years and you even stand the chance of not getting a job, not to mention of the stress you have been through trying to get a piece of paper.
How about a child is born and the parent keep him busy growing his talent? If a parent cannot see the talent in his child, then the child is not his. A child started learning the first he was born and his first teacher is his parents whom he acquired the intelligence to speak, walk, understand etc. Why not the get the child enrolled into something that the child loves, instead the child is pushed to school. Little wonder the cry on the first day. Well, they get used to school cause even as little as they are they still believe in their dreams and hope to achieve it with friends the make. If at the age of 10 a child can learn programming code what stops a parent from letting a child learn that. If a child can draw why can’t he become an artist, but you see most parents taunting that the want their child to become an Engineer, a medical doctor, etc. Fine your child can become an engineer but does he want to be an engineer or does he have the attributes of an engineer. When a child is born, the parent is obliged to study the child behavior to find out the possible gift a child has. A child born to be an engineer will before the age of 10 show that.
While in school a child is being taught not less than 8 subjects or courses in Nigeria for example, and you find out that those eight course are being handled by eight different teachers. Most times out of the eight teachers, five are not happy teaching and as a result negatively affect the child’s growth generally. One of reason for the dwindling economy in Nigeria is the poor parenting mindset. Take a look at this, the full expenditure acquired by parents who take their ward or child to school. This is measure using the average fees and charges in Nigeria.
From Kindergarten to Nursery and primary school level the expenses are minimal and usually not up 50,000NGN.
But when the child gets to the secondary school (High school) parents spend more than 70,000 NGN on each 6 levels. Then at the high institutions the expenses are spiked up to 100,000NGN on each 4 levels. Now do the math when a parent has up to 4 kids.
But if school was not made the idol and all those cash channeled in the right direction the child would have become whom he wants to be even before high school and the society will benefit from that.
School is no longer the key to success, a UNN best graduating student was given NGN 10,000 reward by the National association of medical students after 6 years of spending NGN 100,000 and doing herculean assignments and projects over the night. Bill gates owner of Microsoft dropped out of school because to create the MS-DOS which is the root of Microsoft owned OS. If he had finished the whole schooling procedure, he may not have had the opportunity to create the OS as he was a bright child who learnt programming outside school. The same story for Facebook founder, who found no interest in school.
The case is worse in Nigeria, because most of the school dropouts have nothing to offer and has learnt so much of nothing in school. The ones that make it through school must go through hell and come looking for jobs that do not exist and when they find one, they are paid peanut and made to work round the clock. They get all the required certs and become a government worker – too bad. News has it that a Kogi state civil servant committed suicide by hanging because he was being owed 10 months’ salary. Another one which I reported has it that, another Kogi state civil servant lost his daughter because he could not foot her medical bills hence he was owed 10 month’s salary. These people all went through school and hoped for a better future, but obviously it did not turn out as hoped.
JAMB one of the required examinations a student must undertake before gaining admission into the higher institutions in Nigeria has been a destiny change, most Nigerians can testify.
Most jobs positions people longer for are now being replaced by Artificial intelligence, comment below a job which you think is not replaceable by (A.I).
In conclusion, school is not a bad thing after all, but it is not meant for everyone. The goal of every human being on earth should be self-actualization. Be that thing you want to be and stop following the crowd. Education is the main thing, school only shows you the available opportunities, you meet friends who may have the same dreams with you in school. You get exposed in school, but don’t let school determine who you are. Depression in students occur when they fail exams, not that they do not know the answer or cannot know the answer, but the question asked in the exam and things learnt in school are not relevant to whom they want to become.
While schooling and you feel something doesn’t feel right, and what you want to be is being delayed. Take that bold step and work towards your dream.
Expensive, Time wasting, not directional, Stressful, Depressing but can be mind opening
Employment seeking girl steals N108k from her prospective employer
Opportunity comes but once, this young girl believes as she stole N108k from her prospective employer. A female jobseeker has been captured for taking One Hundred and Eight Thousand Naira amid her prospective employee meeting in Delta State.
It was accumulated that the businessperson at the organization had ventured out to get something, leaving the suspect in the workplace. The young lady professedly utilized the chance to take N108k and fled.
Good fortune, be that as it may, ran out on her, days after the fact, while going through the road where the workplace is found. She was expeditiously caught and dragged to her home where the rest of the cash was recovered.
Lagos tenant uses Landlord’s apartment to dupe house appliance vendors of N50 million
Hey peepz, I have a gist tho I don’t know if it’s true or not..But I will say it Sha. I was just walking on the street 2receive fresh air when I saw a couple. d man was telling his wife about an incident. I kukuma slowed down an walked behind them to hear d full gist.
It was more like a scam story. A certain man walked up to a Landlord in our area and requested to rent his apartment for 2 months, with the excuse that he was traveling to Canada and just came to Lagos for the Visa Processing.. They agreed on 150K.
The man paid and took ownership of the apartment.He then went out to Vendors in town and negotiated to buy expensive items on lease. With installment payment plans.. He was said to have collected home appliance worth N50,000,000 from various vendors.
He then took them all to the apartment one by one to build trust. At least once they know he lives there, they can easily come around and pack their stuffs if he defaults, these people didn’t know what would hit them was going to be deadlier than Tsunami.
As agreed with the Landlord, the man packed out even earlier than expected… Left with all the items, of which he had not finished the payment..and the Landlord was so happy to have struck a better deal He immediately rented out the apartment to another family.
One by one, the creditors began to come in and same story was relieved to them.. Some fainted, some threatened hell fire …. To cut the long story short, Baba Ijebu was arrested alongside the new tenant.. You know Naija now… #POLICE no wan hear wuen
They were only saved after a Landlord intervened. He is a legal practitioner and took up the case. But sincerely speaking. I wonder how some people feel at rest knowing fully well their victims would suffer. I guess it all centers on lack of conscience. This is bad #dojon
It was more like a scam story. 🙆 A certain man walked up to a Landlord in our area and requested to rent his apartment for 2 months, with the excuse that he was traveling to Canada 🍁 and just came to Lagos for the Visa Processing.. They agreed on 150K.
— Diary of a Jobless Nigerian Youth (@wenogetjob) May 15, 2018
How a middle-aged man died after withdrawing N100,200 from the bank will shock you
What could have taken the life of a middle-aged man, identified only as Muyibi, who collapsed and died in a commercial cab in the Ojota area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro reports that Muyibi boarded the cab after withdrawing money from a United Bank for Africa branch in the Ogudu area. Then the driver had turned to to take his fee from Muyibi when he realized the man had become motionless. After reaching the terminus, a resident told Punch’s correspondent that the driver alighted from the cab to slightly push Muyibi, who was cold.
The resident, who did not want to be identified, said,
“The driver had picked some other passengers along the way, and they had all paid and dropped off at their various bus stops.
“When the victim did not respond when they got to the terminus, the driver parked the cab to rouse him, but he was cold.
The driver raised the alarm, which drew the attention of commuters and passersby to the scene. People checked him and discovered that the man was dead.”
Policemen from the Ogudu division were said to have been alerted to the incident. The driver’s vehicle was impounded just like that, while the man’s body was deposited in a morgue.
A source person at the terminus who spoke with Punch newspaper confirmed the incident, saying:
“It happened around 3pm on Friday. The man went to withdraw some money in UBA. The Ogudu Divisional Police Officer was compassionate; she pitied the cab driver, who had become jittery.
Although the man was not detained, his cab was impounded at the station pending when the deceased’s family would show up,” he added.
Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, said the police recovered N100,200 from the victim’s bag.
“The man was on his way to Ojota when he collapsed and died. We recovered the sum of N100,200 from his bag.
He also had a phone, which had a new SIM card. There is no contact on the phone and nobody has called him. We have a lead as to where he could be living.
His body has been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.”
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