The world is dynamic and the only thing constant is “time”. There is time for everything under the sun; time to live and die, time to learn and become a better person and time to abstain from learning.
Education is lifeline of mankind. Without it , a person is lost and forever fated. In this vibrant world, one needs to be abreast of the environment and that is when education and learning comes in.
The purpose of learning is to get better, upgrade and becomes useful to oneself, family, community, country and the world at large.,
WHAT IS EDUCATION?
Education is the system or process of acquiring knowledge and skills whether formally or informally. But the main issue here is acquiring knowledge and skills properly which takes place in a formal setting as in colleges.
The process of acquiring formal education begins right from pre-school till tertiary institutions(which could be college, university etc). Knowledge acquired along educational path inspires a person to think differentlyand do something substantial with his or her life.
The final destinationof learning is college. From college, so many destinies and fate would be decided depending on the kind of courses to be studied. The significance of a college degree is to equipped an individual with the relevant techniques and information requires for the survival outside the college.In addition, specialisation is utmost impotant in college. There is a course to opt for majors, after which one becomes an expert or a guru in areas related to the course. When deciding upon a course of study, one or more courses could be selected but the probable student would surely focus on one.
Moreover, there are two levels of education offered in college:
The Undergraduate level and Post Graduate level. The former introduces the student to the essential knowledge needed to become victorious in which field chosen while the latter deals with specialised and exhaustive training in the chosen course of study. This intensive training makes the person become conversant and grounded in his or her chosen profession. When this study is finished, they are awarded with Masters degree or PhD. These degrees imply that such an individual with an MSc or PhD certificate is master in the chosen area of specialisation From there, they can go on to devise thing, build up theories and other required things to benefit mankind.
College education does not only help students to acquire jobs, but also to know how to put in their money in feasible businesses. For example, with the fundamental accounting information, a student will not have to pay an professional to manage his/her business. In addition, with knowledge in accounting, students are able to plan on how to spend their incomes judiciously
However, it does imply that someone cannot specialise in another field of interest. Moreover, I have seen folks who are specialists in more than one areaof study. This can happen if such individual has a chic for being grounded in many areas . Forinstance, somebody with an MSc in Computer Science may decide to get better his knowledge base in commercial areas and thus decides to get an MSc in Economics. Life is flexible and so are the community living it.
College education gives students an opening to mingle and make new friends that they could not have met outside college.A new social circle with different people different talents is created. As they intermingle with fresh people from different cultures, they learn how to clinch diversity, and get rid ofsome stereotypes associated with some cultures. Furthermore, in college students can easily go forward with their diffrent career choices. For instance, if a student is talented in sports, he/she can participate in various sports and foster his/her career because various cultural programmes,sports day etc are celebrated in colleges which give a chance to budding singers,dancers,artists etc.
Finally, the purpose of education is to advance our thought patterns, lifestyle, attitude to life in general and help sharpen our fate so that we can live enhanced life and become responsible and craft opportunities for others to take advantage from.
To conclude, the relevance of getting a college degree is to get ready oneself to outshine and flourish in one’s chosen career. But one thing is definite, college degree makes an individual become valuable in whatever area they find themselves.
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