As the recession draws to a close, tertiary education begins to reveal its greater importance. “Tertiary education is not important and is a waste of a precious 3 to 10 years, and as matter of fact academics must be paid peanuts”. Well this is true for hopeless people with dull and gloomy dreams. When you go to institution of higher learning, you don’t only enrich your intellect, but you also learn invaluable skills such as communication, bargaining, organisation and leadership. People who are well-educated are better off than those who are not. Educated people get lower insurance premium, high credit limits, and they get attention wherever they go, let alone the level of trust that these people posses. These are few benefits that graduates enjoy.
Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of a farm worker can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another”.
Tertiary institutions teach students to think beyond academics, it forges innovative thinking. Innovative thinkers come up with business idea that eventually creates 100 of jobs in the economy. People like Bill gates, Mark Shuttleworth and Mark Zuckerberg founded their businesses through innovative thinking while they were sitting in lecture halls.
By the end of the current recession, many people with tertiary qualification will be head-hunted by major corporate. Companies that have stripped their headcount will be desperate for staff as they begin to grow again. As this happens it means that educated employees will be able to bargain for unique work arrangement and benefits.
Awaken your gloomy dreams, knowing that the power of studying is within you!!!