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A qualification upon graduation is not an education

by | May 12, 2023 | NATIONAL, NEWS, Opinions | 0 comments

BY: SYARIFAH SOFEA

Many people are classified as ‘educated’ upon graduation from college or university but the reality is that the person shouldn’t be ascertained to be educated but merely qualified in a certain discipline.

There is more to education than meets the eye. The world is full of derelicts qualified in different fields of study who can be considered uneducated as they fail to be civilised or humane in their behaviour.

This brings us to the pertinent question of what is an education? The principal or main criterias to be considered educated is a person’s character, moral fibre, integrity, demeanour and such like which are not taught by degree mills.

When considering a person educated a qualification from an Ivy league university or Oxbridge or any other prestigious institution of higher learning from around the world pales in comparison to the real facets of being considered education.

While in Western countries the paper chase is no longer considered important but the makeup of a person, what they hold and esteem, their values, their principles, convictions and beliefs are the important considerations in being considered educated.

The next time anyone boasts of being highly educated because they have acquired a string of degrees, figure out if they pass the simple test of whether they are real as persons as a real education actually does not require any qualification.

-THE MALAYSIA VOICE

** The views expressed on this opinion is of the writer and not the publisher

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