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From Milk to Bread

In Education on May 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm

The infant is barely off its mamma’s breasts and it waddles to play school to socialize. Pre-primary greets the naïve creature with various lines and curves. He spends a lot of time trying to strike some correlation between two objects drawn on a piece of paper. The correlation begins with “A” for “Apple.” After 26 such correlations and a million similar attempted explanations, the child enters the next level of incomplete knowledge. Here, the child questions the system, “Of what use is this?” Nobody answers. The child climbs another ladder; with ease if he is extremely lucky. Several reference books, photocopied notes, copy pasted assignments and futile exams later he gets certified. Shortly after that, the child needs to prove to his future college authorities and employers that he is a citizen of the country and has endured the education system for the claimed number of years.

The youth, left with a bunch of certificates to earn their bread or peanuts maybe.