A Reason Why

You know many days I ask myself if I am crazy with the dreams and ambitions I have. Wanting to go into education and coming through with a system that works- one that produces competent adults who can compete globally. I beat myself over and over on matters such as funding, sustaining enrollment and profitability while delivering quality at the barest minimum cost possible.

Everytime I see something on Finland’s education system I always want to cry and wonder why we can’t take a step in that direction positively. And I am truly puzzled with 3 year olds getting homework, 2 year olds memorizing alphabets and not understanding phonetics or is it year 4 students with homework they cannot complete? Even suburbia in America is moving fast away from the heavy homework schedules and encouraging more play and learning through play.

I just keep wondering when as a society we will mature to being able to not equate quality of schools with the amount of homework our children bring home.

I personally belive that any homework longer than a page is an exhibit of inconpetency – homework should reinforce knowledge- not leave a child exhausted because they didn’t learn the basics in school. Yes I said it – IMCOMPETENCE – come and beat me I am in my house.

Teacher training is another kettle of fish- goats cannot give birth to mermaids…so a system that has outdated syllabus and poor infrastructure cannot birth Einstein or any of his cousins.

No I am not lobbying for minister of information, I am just speaking my mind.

Watch the Video below and tell me how warm it makes you feel.

Regrann from @worldeconomicforum – Finnish lessons.

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4 Comments on A Reason Why

  1. chrisyinks // March 8, 2018 at 16:18 // Reply

    Hard piece of advice, with your passion/strong interest, you are better off in government/public society trying to make the difference there. If you have to be a player in the business angle of education, you have to know that your first priority is to make money. The society generally doesn’t place enough emphasis on quality education and that means the average Nigerian is going to refrain from paying the lowest or any price for your quality additions to the abysmal standard of education peddled in Nigeria.

    Simply put, the economics doesn’t add right for you in the educational business sphere. The Finns are truly a wonder!

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    • @Chrisyinks, I don’t think “The society generally doesn’t place enough emphasis on quality education and that means the average Nigerian is going to refrain from paying the lowest or any price for your quality additions to the abysmal standard of education peddled in Nigeria.”
      On the contrary, the average Nigerian knows and wants the value of good education.

      Challenge/ impediment to acquiring it is finance, amidst other challenges like even knowing what schools offer good, well rounded, globally relevant+competitive education,not just schools based on name, aesthetics or packaging should a family manage to save funds for their ward’s education.

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      • Chrisyinks // April 21, 2018 at 14:25 // Reply

        @ Lounge,

        I guess at the end, it boils down to being a matter of perspective. The average Nigerian might have an inkling of what a good education is supposed to instill in their wards but, quickly settles for less. The majority of schools in Nigeria is sub par and we all have settled for this – that tells a lot of what the average Nigerian thinks.

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  2. Pynk i can’t see the video.

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