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The Impression of the 21th Century Educational Standard

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Your thoughts are more powerful than your words. If you think that the end of your academic pursuit is to be a servant to someone, you are already a servant” – Amole Adewale

Those days were the days when education gave them a ladder to mount to the next stage of life. Fuji, Reggae and other music classes of the old times would even speak about the pertinence of education. It is good to take your child to school because if he refuses to school, he would be schooled by some sets. Children went to school by fire and forcefully, and surprisingly, they come out in flying colors. They did well, they became the glory of their schools, and then, the future was built through their reluctant hands. Many of them didn’t know they were ready, they didn’t even know who they were, they just knew that they could eat every morning, afternoon and night. Those that couldn’t enjoy that privilege, many of them also went to school in either ways. All the same, those that didn’t want to go to school were so, not because school was bad, but they knew the importance of school, how you would get trained through practical, theory and every necessary thing. Instead of them to have wanted to choose that way, many of them wanted to be frivolous – whereas, if we have those days in our time, it would be better. 

Welcome to the 21th century, according to the Gregorian calendar which started on January 1, 2001. I can still say there is hope for this century. The 20th century ended in December 31, 2000 and started since Jan 1, 1901. Hopefully, some children born in this era still exist.

With sincerity of heart, may I say that many of us judge things but we know too little or nothing about them. When we talk about technology and the harms, we refer to anyone as a child of 21th century. We move on to say, “in our own days, there is nothing like that. You children of nowadays have turned everything upside down, you have overused all resources and depleted the oxygen of sanity”. Had it been we look inward into the technology era of the 20th, 19th and 18th centuries, you would know that there would have been an overuse or even a dearth of technology due to total depletion, and if there was no such thing, it was because there wasn’t development and improvement but they’ve been so customized to their local materials. Meanwhile, we should not expect that things shouldn’t grow. As characters become obvious through the genetic display, technology is another living thing that must grow.

Here is education. The government has been in the forefront of the blame for backwardness. It has not been investing into it satisfactorily. It doesn’t even care of what the future tells. Those that handle this administrative parastatal have done well in making their families another country in  their state and they continue to milk themselves and fatten their Rams. When we talk about the system of education, formally, the government that was chosen by the people should be responsible for such. Nowadays, we’re into choosing leaders who will “rescue”, but never who will “manage”. That should be enough of a red light that all the systems have crumbled, many are in penury and those that want to rescue are even weaponless and armored weakly. This is a country where someone who cannot rescue his street from attack of bad roads on their car tyres is being canvassed for, praised and he’s still walking freely.

Meanwhile, through our youthfully ignorant mind, we have sieved the school from being educational and academic. Thesaurus explains academic to relate to schooling or learning in advanced level, and learning is what is known as getting educated about a thing. So, any birth of ignorance exists if we separate these elements because they belong to only one system. You may choose to suit yourself, anyways.

Things have really changed in the standard of this generation. We have warriors who fought and escaped the hurdles of the 20th Century but came into ours and destroy the climate, destroy the ozone layer, the economy is now needless, misuse laws of power, politicize lives of people, and set the bombs of time through their negligence. And the worst is that, they have created a new world for us to redefine some activities. Education has it is, is not an activity but it is supposed to be a heritage that would be transferred. Just like an egg, if covered for a long time and nothing is done to it, then it begins to give fag and offensive odor, exactly, what education has turned to.

What Exactly Is The Disinterest?

Many of us are the best at being lazy. We have heard some people who just hate schooling because of laziness. Some illiterates have said “my brain cannot standard these books” and we have even heard the most educated of educated say “fuck school”, “what does it have for me?” In reality, we should ask the latter, “what does it have for us?”

After making some good findings, I’ve noticed that not hatred for schooling, but the idea of the way it is being taught is time waster and that’s the detest. Students are only in school today to find their ways. School has now become a door without a gateman. No mentor, no guidance, instead, you have lecturers or so-called mentors who will scare you with some of their bogus interests.

To split a bit, everyone has an initial knowledge of one thing, we understand many things – education. But the essence of a teacher is to mentor everyone who comes to school. This place of mentorship is lost, there is no way one will love his dictator and it will be very hard to have a good return for such a person. This has been soiled into the Nigerian educational system. Lecturers are gods, they use examinations to punish students and laugh over it, openly. So, why would they not delete interest?

It is also not laziness to get practicality of every theory. In our milking days, we have learned that what we see,we remember, but in this new era, we’ve been taught in class – a tertiary institution for that matter, that we should imagine a laboratory, imagine a tube, imagine an acid, imagine been burnt, imagine an equipment, we have laboratory coat, but they’ve always been a rain coat and we’re enjoying such unfortunate privilege, acting as if all is well. Practicals have been in imagination and at times, one student performs a miracle in a funnel and would be instructed to show every student one by one – that’s our practical and that’s all for the day. This is one bastard that is ditching education, especially using outdated materials – materials from the 20th century to teach the 21th century. Institutions are celebrating anniversaries but activities have been impregnated with ally of paltry function. Nowadays, all we eat, drink, perceive and inherit is a mere re-branding. Who is not tired?

Africa should wake up to the reality that education is very important. It should halt the attitude of making students who, because of poor results cross to teaching. That’s even worst than being bastardise. If hatred has beguiled education in our days, definitely, the next fifty years won’t survive the war against education and entrepreneurship will not thrive, nothing will thrive, the riches will become poor and we will start eating one another. The old generation eating up the fund and digging its coffin should be made the ghost. The reason, why corruption would not die is because we’re not ready to kill it. I won’t sound like a terrorist if I say corruption truly won’t die, but corrupt people must must die.

Essentially, before this light sparks and it becomes a general thing that younger ones hate schooling, or the academic, it is better for those, whom we’ve seen as most experienced to make a call back and perform the needed. Students need what is practical, enough of empty and blind teachings.

So also is an individual who thinks education leads you to being a servant. First, you’ve already delved into ignorance and if you continue thinking that your certificate, your education can only lead you to someone’s created cubicle for you as an office,then before that time comes, you’re already canned into that mentality – you’re a servant, above all.

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