Education is extremely important in today’s society, but how exactly do we know the degree of education to which we can say that it is of the highest quality?
It can be difficult for us to determine, especially when we are talking about our children and the kind of education we want them to have. When a person graduates with a degree, it is necessary to complete the post graduate degree to pursue “higher” learning? Or is it enough that they are able to leave college with a diploma in hand?
These are just some of the questions that we would like to ask ourselves. There are scenarios wherein a person is not even a graduate of a reputable university, and yet he receives all the accolades, and then you have a post graduate degree holder who’s having trouble finding the right career for him. There are definitely no guarantees that the level of education we attain defines who we are as a person; in fact, it is not the level of education that is important. What matters is the quality of the learning that we were able to achieve.
Regardless of the levels that our children have achieved from his childhood up until the time that he leaves the universities, we put a lot of value not on what was taught, but on what he learned.
In some regions, degree matters. And it matters a lot. Not that we blame them; in specific industries, it is important for us to be able to learn the rudiments and jargon, especially for very technical positions. But in the general global scenario, the perception of having post graduate studies as a qualification may need to be modified.
The real test of a good employee would not be how he passed a specific certification exam in the classroom, but how he is able to apply what he learned in school to the job at hand. To be the best person for the job means knowing how to do the job, not necessarily have the degree for it.
If you are parents and are thinking about the future of your children, you want to make sure that you focus on quality rather than just a degree. Investing in your child’s education will enable you to reap its rewards in the long run.
Although we know that an uneducated child may struggle in finding the right job for them, a person who was raised well by their parents with a good quality education will help them achieve a successful career.