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Why do we need to study?

After advertising a post via our facebook page, one question i got was that is this college recognized by (local association).

Firstly, Colleges are often smaller institutions that emphasize undergraduate education in a broad range of academic areas. Universities are typically larger institutions that offer a variety of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Online learning is education that takes place over the Internet. It is often referred to as “e– learning” among other terms. However, online learning is just one type of “distance learning” – the umbrella term for any learning that takes place across distance and not in a traditional classroom.

One Supreme reason to study is that you gain confidence from the subject or subjects, as after reading you have the knowledge to share and to contradict. Whenever you study just understand one thing that you increase your knowledge and you become more powerful and strong.

Post-school education has become increasingly popular over the decades, but why do we do it?  Are we really investing in our future, or are we taking advantage of a subsidised consumption good?

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Education as an investment good

In the past two decades, further (post-school) study has become increasingly popular.  Between 1993 and 2013, the proportion of the workforce with post-school qualifications rose from 47% to 59%.  As further education has become more accessible and as the demand for high-skilled workers has increased, society has begun to expect most school leavers to pursue further education.

In this environment, higher qualifications are increasingly relied upon as proof of ability (if not competence in the degree subject matter) in the job market. Although people can acquire knowledge and skills through self-teaching, qualifications provide a formal endorsement of skills learnt. Rising demand for qualifications as indicators of competence is purported to result in degree inflation where employers seek more qualifications from position applicants than a role requires. (This idea is also known as the graduatization of low skill-level positions).  Consequently, post-school education has become more of a requirement to get (better) jobs.  As a result, tertiary education is seen as an investment.

Worryingly, I doubt that many new students ever crunch the numbers on one of their biggest life investments.  But why should they? They don’t have to think about paying back their loans for a number of years (depending on the length of the course), and because students loans are interest free, there’s little incentive to rush the process.

We are less concerned about the costs of a degree because we are psychologically distanced from the ‘future self’ that has to pay them.

According to me having skills are more important than having certificates. As in today’s scenario, there is no value of having a certificate without proper skill and knowledge. Whereas, having skills not having a certificate will work if you can prove that you are better than others.

However, Without knowledge, one cannot be successful in life. To grow in one’s career, gaining as much knowledge as possible is importantKnowledge is also very important to shape our personality and perfect our behavior and dealings with people. We need to understand ourselves, our strengths and weaknesses. Which is why my company Africa AD Agency has partnered with European Graduate School of Management.

European Graduate School of Management is involved in collaborating with leading universities and B-schools globally in order to provide high quality and internationally accredited programs to learners in Middle East & Africa.

The programs are customized to fit a working professional ‘wish list’, ticking all the right boxes of affordability, flexibility, blended mode and taught by reputed faculty members. The program is imparted through teaching courses that are vital to businesses today. The pedagogy involves laying a sound foundation through concepts and applying those to relevant scenarios. Faculty members engage the students in discussions, case studies, videos, simulations and presentations performed individually or in groups.

The professional team ensures that the busy professionals are able to complete the programs on time by providing real time
assistance. The school also firmly believes in power of networking as the business development rests heavily on exchange of ideas of like minded individuals. They offer opportunities for students and alumni to interact with industry leaders during guest
lectures and conference.


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