Why You Should Stop Relying on Education Qualification, and Find Your Own Way Instead

Written by Anthony Charles

October 5, 2023

The prevailing sentiment among many graduates today is that they are unafraid of taking risks in their quest to make their lives better. 

However, the reality is often quite different. Many graduates find themselves directionless, unsure of what steps to take and where to start. 

Recent grads who end up in jobs that didn’t require a college degree are five times as likely to still be in such a position five years later, compared with those who put their diploma to use right away – as reported by Annie Nova.

Take a look at years spent in school, driven by the fear of failing exams and tests. At the end of the day, you find yourself in a good position of being jobless. In this scenario will you say that education is helpful? of course not.

Is it fair to label degrees as useless?

Perhaps not, but it does raise questions about their effectiveness. It’s disappointing when you secure a degree but lack a clear path forward, by this record can you allow me to label degrees as useless? 

According to Patrick Ow in his newsletter said, Employers are very specific of the work-ready skills you’re supposed to bring in. That makes it challenging for students who haven’t designed their path through college to include picking up those kinds of skills.

Degrees are less important than what you’ve learned on campus. So as a student you shouldn’t put too much effort into relying on them. Instead, keep focusing on skills that matter in today’s world because that’s what you will end up doing and paid for.

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If you’re reading this and you fall into the funky of being jobless just refresh your brain and figure out two or three skills that you must learn to help you survive even when job opportunities are scarce. 

It’s worth noting that the traditional education system sometimes stifles innate skills and creativity. Graduates may emerge with minds that are less imaginative and innovative than they were born with. 

What useful skills we were to grow with?

In the past, practical skills were nurtured especially in primary schools. Do you remember the subject called STADI ZA KAZI?  It was a program that produced skilled individuals with a wealth of ideas.

Back then when we were below 10 years old, we were able to construct cars using wood and plastic materials or build mud houses without the need for outside expertise. Who is doing such a thing right now? 

Some may argue that we’ve stepped ahead from that world, but the question remains; How are you adapting to this new world? Merely memorizing texts, documents, and completing papers in College and still find yourself in a situation where you’re applying to jobs and not getting hired. You will probably be wondering why – if you lack skills of getting things done your degree is really useless. 

My point is, if you cannot think beyond the confines of the system, you’re going to suffer the consequences unless you have the right connections to assist you in securing a particular job. 

Mass education will not make you the true version of yourself, will only provide you access to certain resources that can aid your journey of fighting for future life.

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Here’s the deal, take a new journey of learning new skills/upskilling that will help you to come up with interesting ideas/services that resonate with people, and remember real-world problem-solving skills are rarely taught in class.  

What are the skills you need to learn? 

Learn any digital skills that solve problems such as programming, social media management, Graphic designing & 2/3D animation, Content marketing, and stick with them.

Maybe you have your own talent, turning it into a business or a job is not a sin instead of anxiously waiting for a position in your field of study.

Thank you.

5 Comments

  1. Kassim

    Congratulations bro,,, keep it up.blessed more.

    Reply
  2. Castro

    Well done

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  3. Mashalah III

    Keep moving to the world
    Big up

    Reply

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