Grave miscoceptions about school
There have been lingering misconceptions which even till now, floats aloof in the minds of and among many youths of today. It is no story that many struggle to get into school not with the main aim of learning and getting educated and vested in their chosen fields but with how their acquired certificate(s) can get them their dream job. No doubt, we go to school and study many years of our life far away from home with the aim of getting a good job to help support our families but where many youths of today get it wrong is when they make this their sole aim, they just swallow in junks as I choose to call it and vomit it all out in case of examinations in bid to pass their exams and just get the certificate and fail to get educated. This is one major cause and a very big part of the reasons why we see half baked graduates, graduates who can hardly make a statement without series of grammatical blunder, and graduates who top their class all through school but cannot apply same brilliance to their work.
Many a time, I had bumped into students arguing about what and what courses had more money and paid handsomely. This had become one new criterion for students when deciding on what course to study.Gone are the days when people choose courses based on their love and passion for them. Nowadays, students choose to study courses they believe will rake in plenty of cash for them. They let their dream of a bright future cloud their minds and end up studying courses they later regret and struggle with throughout their years in the university which sometimes earn them loads of carryovers and trails or worst still an extra year or two. The lucky ones as I choose to call them, somehow pull through successfully with certificates they find difficult to work with, more reasons we see graduates littered in the streets crying about unavailability of jobs. Truth is, many sit at home hoping the managers or owners of big companies would come find them in the comfort of their homes and hand them employment letters like it happens in their dreams and fantasies.
In no little amount, parents and guidance have somehow contributed in these growing misconceptions as they had feed their children and wards with lots of the wrong notions they now nurse from their very tender age. It is an open secret that parents even force their children to study certain courses and fail to notice the damage their actions had cause.
It is high time parents let their kids and wards study in fields they have passion for and will be happy to practice when they get employed, students choose courses they have affinity for and not just courses they feel will earn them more money and study not just to pass examinations but get the knowledge and learn other handwork to support their school certificates, so they can have something to fall back on once their dreams and aspirations doesn’t follow the script as they had written and designed it as many employers these days, do not place much relevance on acquired certificates but the physical skills the supposed job seeker possesses.