Good morning, I want to go against norms if allowed and I will sound controversial.
INTRODUCTION: Is there no difference between school and education, I found out many go to school but are never educated. Many of the theory we read in school books the writers never had opportunity to attend a school can we say they are not educated?
Many inventor of sophiscated machines of past time never attended school but can we say they ain’t educated.
Many of our freedom fighters never went to a school but were educated by correspondence.
I think education is better than school
School makes your thinking myopic
Education gives you freedom, how?.
DEFINITION: Schooling is learning at a particular place, at a particular time using a particular curriculum by a teacher to make(probability) the learner a better person for himself and society at large.
Education is learning at anywhere without/with a curriculum/no curriculum through experience, educational/non-educational, life issues,etc. through mentors, children, adults, living, non-living,formal or informal,to bring an illumination to the mind resulting in WISDOM of the said person(SURE).
School is bond in the four walls of a class room while education is seeing imagine and flying out of the class
School tells you story and history of achievers, educate makes you an achiever.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCHOOLED and EDUCATION
1. School is at a particular place/ education could be anywhere.
2. School must involve a teacher(human medium) but education does not always necessarily involve a person to communicate the lesson.
3. A school must use an organised and written curriculum not minding if you need or do not need it in your future endeavours but education is acquisition of knowledge for a specific purpose either present or future.
4. School could turn out to be a boring, education is always fun but challenging.
5.The aim of all school is to educate but even if you could get educated a liTtle in school, education those not end in school but is made easy to be acquired through school.
A statistic shows that above 70% of university graduate will work out of their studied discipline when they enter the labour market. If school cannot get us a job then why school and not education.
Many employer are in search of skill and experience not certificate . Looking into the vacancy page of the dailies the best jobs always have a clause of 2-15 years experience, and experience cannot be bought, all this are used as a meter for employability by employers because they know EXPERIENCE is the MOTHER of EDUCATION. The more you work in a particular field the better you get or in a better language the more professional you get, Education does not end, school as an ending.
Skill is needed to get a job, the hardest question at interview would be what can you do better for us than anybody in our organisation?, if you have the correct answer to this your earning power is limitless, and this question is to be ask everyday what can I do better than anybody? This is the greatest examination question, but I haven’t seen any professor set this kind of question in examination but this are make or mar question for us in life. To this I concluded EXAMINATION IS NOT THE TRUEST TEST OF KNOWLEDGE.
In Nigeria where 54% of Nigerian youth are unemployed as at 2012 and unemployment average rate stand at 23.9% as at 2013 and above 1 million sit for matriculation examination every year for slot of about 100,000 student in higher institution. There are only 27,000 plus doctors in Nigeria serving 170 million people, life expectancy stands at 52, and many more. I have come to a conclusion that CERTIFICATE is just a paper of WITNESS that you might(probability) be able to do a particular work taught to you in a particular way. Education gives your own way/better way of doing things than you were taught(innovation) while school is in the certificate, education results into ACTION.
What is the essence of 20 years of school when our employers as to send us to 6 month course to learn what they do and how to do what they do in their organisation. This is the reason some reputable organisation don’t employ staffs but want people come as volunteers to see and select people with the skill they want not certificates.
Why did school not teach us how to write a CV, when it is the first thing that introduce us to our Employers. It is at this junction I ascertain that while school is part of EDUCATION EDUCATION is not LIMITED to the FOUR WALLS of A CLASS.
School put books in your head but Education writes your name in the school books.
School is a physical structure
Education is in the mind
School as a specific place
Education does not
School gives you rules/theory/theorem
Education makes you think out of the box creating a new rule/theorem/theory for school goers in the future.
Abraham lincoln never attended law school
Socrates never attended a school
Napoleon never attended HARVARD
School graduate are poor, job seekers, debtors, sick, psychologically down etc but Educated persons are Rich, entrepreneurs, creditors, healthy, etc
Certificate is an EVidence but your skill is a confirmation and can only be gotten by EDUCATION
Am sorry if I have made you unhappy about school, certificate, curriculum, but I have just pen down the honest truth,
GEt educated today
Mandela said EDUCAtion is the greatest tool to change the world he never said schooling is the greatest tool to change the world
EDUCATE A CHILD EDUCATE A GENERATION.
I AM AKinnike MiCheal OLUWATOBILOBA
I choose to be a LEARNER
TEAM LED LAUK(Learn All U Kan)