By Mwakera Mwajefa
Education has five essential elements that you CANNOT quantify from piece of papers written CERTIFICATE!
These elements are:
The exploration of the nature of the SELF; of your beliefs and values; of personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; of your families, friends, communities and cultures; of your rights and responsibilities; of what it means to be human.
Show me ALL the above in the academic certificates! Can the certicate answer the following questions:
– who you are?
– where you are in time and place?
– how you express yourselves?
– how the world works?
– how you organise yourselves?
– how you share the planet?
The test of a first-rate _intelligence_ is to find out whether Sakaja has the ability to hold *two* opposing _ideas_ in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to _function._
You see, “one should, for instance, be able to see that things are hopeless yet be determined to make them otherwise”… (F. Scott Fitzgerald).
That’s what CUE, IEBC and law courts should be dealing with of Sakaja not his academic pieces of papers that are just pieces of papers like any other!
[6/16, 10:06] Mwakera Mwajefa: Let me go spiritual with my liberalism of education being freedom from conditioning.
Parents, educators and media have turned education an nightmare to learners where tides of struggle, anxiety, fear and competition has swept in.
The learners are faced with a ‘world’ that’s overpopulated, undernourished, war (Ukraine), terrorism threats, inefficient governments, corruption and povert threat.
Therefore, the world of the young people is routinism dominated by external forces without freedom to choose what they want to do.
They are cornered between their desires for freedom to do what they want and society’s demands for conformity to its own necessities that they become engineers, doctors (with a crazy for neurology), lawyers, scientists, and what have you got not.
In my liberal view, the right kind of education is NOT concerned with any ideology, however much it may promise a future utopia! Education not based on any system, however carefully thought out nor is it a means of conditioning an individual in some special mannerisms.
Education in its true sense, according to me (please qualify that), is assisting an individual to be mature and free; in other words to flower greatly in love and goodness, the spiritual being that we should be interested in and not shaping our flesh according to some idealistic menus/pattern!
In short, the highest or apex FUNCTION of education is to bring about an integrated individual who is capable of dealing with LIFE as a whole…
Could be good evidence for Sakaja’s ongoing public skinning of his academia!