The case for or against the current education system.
I was just going through what I learnt in primary school and high school, when I realized that over 50% of what I learnt I don’t actually apply in my life.
This got me thinking, “if I have never applied over 50% of what I studied in school, does it mean that I wasted over 50% of the time that I spent in school?”
The answer to this question may or may not be a straight “yes”. But my point is not about the “yes” or “no” answer, rather my point is about the education system that we have in place today.
Think of this, if you are meant to be an athlete, why do you have to spend so much time studying chemistry or physics, and all those practical lesson hours?
Would your time not be more better utilized when you spend time in the field exercising to improve your physical condition?
I think it is time we reconsider our education system. If I was asked, I would prefer we just establish talent academies in place of the current education system.
Talent academies will enable specialization right from the childhood stage. It is more like bringing university and college to the kids.
Early specialization has a lot of benefits including reducing the training period, as well as enhancing the training offered.
The only subjects that we may keep compulsory across the talent academies would be the languages, because either way, everyone needs to learn how to communicate effectively.
In an earlier article, I pointed out the benefits that would accrue to the society if we replaced the current education system with talent academies. Get the article here
Of course it may take quite some time to do the transition, but looking at the benefits that are going to be realized, would you not say it’s worth it?
All in all, only time can tell what the education system will be like in the next 10 or 20 years.