We don’t know what we need to Learn!

Posted: May 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

Having gone through the previous blogs on this platform, I was particularly elated with the series II and its focus on the youths in northern Nigeria. This then brought a question to mind, what was the aspect of education that these youths lacked? Was it secondary or university education that these people needed? Was it moral education they needed? Of course, if we check out the profile of Abdul-Mutallab, we would realise that even a professor could turn out to be a potential terrorist someday.

So, the question arises, what should they (the northern dudes) have known? What do we need to learn? And who should educate us?

The answer to the first question boils down to our communities, our societies; what are our values? And what do we consider to be right or wrong?

Established schools, churches/mosques, NGO’s and others, can only try to teach us what our ideal value system should be, but the best school for teaching a child what his values should be, mostly when human lives are involved, is the home front. Remember, they say, that charity begins at home. The bible says “train up a child in the way he should grow and when he is old he will not depart from it”. I would like to believe that the other northerners who stood up against these killings had great upbringing and value systems.

Yes, northern distraction aside, as individuals striving to attain perfection in our given fields, our education is in our own hands. You choose what to learn, how to learn and where to learn. You can be forced to read but you can’t be forced to assimilate. You can be forced to school, but you can’t be forced to pass.

For those who feel they were forced to study the wrong courses, it’s very necessary for you to tell yourself , that your education, personal development and your fate lies in no one else’s hands but yours. Choose today what you need to learn, what you should learn and how you need to learn it. To do this, you must have a goal, because it’s actually your goals that determine what you choose to learn. It’s advisable that you learn one thing at a time, to avoid being a Jack of many and master of none. Cheers!

Meet our Guest Blogger for the Week.

Irene Oghomwen Idiaghe studied Electrical/Electronic Engineering at the University Of Benin, where she majored in Information and Communications Technology and Telecommunications. She belongs to the National Society of Black Engineers and the Institute Of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Projects she has undertaken include Home Automation via DTMF, an online social network, “tertconnecttt” and a host of others. She is an Internet resource specialist and a seasoned Events Manager, whom has the planning of several successful events to her credit. She is currently working with a team of several persons to develop a Mobile application for mobile phone users.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet IRENE.


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