Friday, 23 January 2015

Unfortunately, I have a degree

‘If you don’t finish school, you will never amount to anything’! do people still say that? This is the worst era since the renaissance to say such a thing. It is a great thing to attend university and have a degree. It is a greater thing to gain relevant knowledge and pursue a worthy purpose or vision.

Anyone who can utter such statement (the first sentence in this piece) is a person who clutches dearly the dogma that states: ‘with a degree in hand, the door of success (or should we say survival) open for you’. in this age, we know that is not true anymore. It probably was true in the good old days. We are now in the dangerous spontaneous days.

If amounting to anything means having a lot of money, we know that the richest man for many years in the recent past does not have a degree. If it means rocking the world of music, we know Lady Gaga does not have a degree. If it means being consistent in your profession for decades upon decades, we know King Sunny Ade does not have a degree. If it means espousing the fundamental issues of leadership,....unfortunately I have a degree!

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