A CERTIFICATE IN RELEVANCE
That word is a significant word, if our age is to move forward. The topic of this article is called – HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF RELEVANT EVERYWHERE.
“Every man stamps his value on himself… man is made great or small by his own will.” – JCF von Schiller
If we are to create a future economy where we don’t need to worry any longer about unemployment rates and statistics. If we are to stop witnessing the collapse of governments and political destinies en masse, we must pay more careful attention to the word RELEVANCE. Our higher institutions must begin to think more about how to educate students in such a way, as to make individual graduates relevant in his or her world.
When a graduate is taught and trained to make his or herself relevant everywhere, then that is mission accomplished. The goal of education especially higher education should be to train young men and women in the act of creating relevance wherever they might find themselves.
Can you imagine when the bureaucrats in government ministries of education, develop the curricula for tertiary institutions, geared at making individual graduates to be able to by themselves create both demand and supply of their services? Now that is relevance!
“If you do not feel worthy then you have probably accepted some very limiting ideas about yourself. These ideas exist now in how you think about yourself, your strengths or lack of them, and your goals, or lack of them. Issues of worthiness are not about what happened to you in your past. It is not about your childhood or your adolescent years. The child and adolescent still exist in you now. A lack of self-worth comes from what you tell yourself is true about you in the present.” – Steve Nobel
The goal of education therefore, should be to take a young man through school who will come out with an idea or skills that makes him be in demand. Moreover, he possesses the necessary skills to meet the demand that is created.
To be continued tomorrow…
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja