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The Real Lessons Are Learnt From The Streets Not In Class – Frank Gashumba

For the last to two weeks, I attended. Over 10 graduation parties, Congratulations to all my friends who graduated and I have been seeing all your pics on Facebook.Frank Gashumba: We need Universities that teach skills, practicals, innovations rather than academics (cram work)Frank Gashumba: We need Universities that teach skills, practicals, innovations rather than academics (cram work)

So you have graduated, Congratulations but the real lessons are learnt on the streets not in class rooms or lecture theatres. Now let us look at the Statistics, Steve Jobs’ network is 7 Billion (RIP), Richard Branson network is 4.2 billion, Oprah Winfrey network 2.7 billion, Mark Zuckerberg , Henry Ford, Steven Spielberg, Bill Gates,even Mulwana (RIP), Wavamunno, Mukwano when you look at those individuals, all of them are successful but never graduated from a higher learning institutions. Some of you have the guts to say that you don’t like money, so are you studying to work for charity.

Have you noticed how the cleverest people at school are not those who make it in life, do you know that nearly all Rich and powerful people are not notably talented, educated, charming or good looking. They become rich and powerful by wanting to become rich and powerful.

In Uganda we are taught that as long was you cram and pass exams, you are referred as the BRIGHTEST. The society we live in doesn’t ask for qualifications of the Successful people. Education should be about inspiring ones mind not just filling their head with rubbish.

Guys do you remember during our S.4 and S.6 when we used to spend night reading ( we used to call it KUBA WINTER)falling asleep in heaps of books, memorising equations, facts and dates, half of which I never remember and half of which I would forget shortly after exams and after many years of mental frustration, you end up being broke and poor without a job or you can’t create one for yourself because the education system of Uganda does keep students in school like prisoners. Some students are kept in school without giving them an outlet when they know there talent is not in a university, it’s like we are trying to fill all students into a little nice box called Education and we test them with a pass mark of for example 70% pass mark so if a young boy scores 69.9% he is considered a failure.

Some of the students who graduated at Makerere University last week

Some of the students who graduated at Makerere University last week

We need Universities that teach skills, practicals, innovations rather than academics (cram work). AM NOT SAYING SCHOOL IS EVIL AND THERE IS NOTHING TO GAIN but if education can’t transform my life and lives of others, to hell with it. Grades don’t measure intelligence, Welcome to the practical World.

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