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What are your thoughts on our education system? I wanted to start the first paragraph with my views about it but I’d rather leave that out for now. All I can say is that there is a lot of room for improvement and this should be an agenda that is pursued further and a discussion created around it as to how we can change the system to keep up with the current environment. All this said there are a few things I feel that I never got a chance to learn from the education system.

1. Life is what you make it

This might sound simple to most but it has a lot of weight especially as a principle or rather perspective to life. I feel like our education system does not allow us to have a bigger picture to life outside being successful and gaining society’s respect. There is a bit of a close-mindedness as to what one need to do so as to be a success in life. Life is what you make it. We should allow kids to retain their imagination as to how they think the world should be as they are the ones who shall shape the future

2. Failure is not the end of the road

Ever since I was a child my journey in the Kenyan education system was all about passing my exams, being top of my class and moving on to the next stage. If you failed in your exam you would have to repeat the class which was both an embarrassment and a great demoralization. We were never told that failure was a learning process so rather than learn from your mistakes you ended up losing hope with life and living with the fear or failure rather than the hope of success.

Anyway, that’s just a drop in the ocean as I believe there are many other stories yet to be told and given more thought I would probably come up with a longer list