Indian Nation needs education more than qualification
Education and Qualification are two completely different aspects of human society – and should not be mixed-up or confused for one another. You will find many qualified but uneducated people – and much educated but unqualified people – world over.
Qualification is essentially a certification by an authority – which means that the certificate issuing authorities vouch for your knowledge & competence. We have seen all over the world that such system has miserably failed to ensure quality – a certificate is no guarantee for competence.
A certificate is only (just represents) what others can think you are – not necessarily what you actually are! But I am not decrying or devaluing this process / system altogether – as it is generally equipped to filter, grade and tag people to some extent quite accurately.
Unfortunately qualification are commercially bought and sold these days world over – including India! This is where the danger is! How prepared or willing you will be to be treated or operated by a Doctor / Surgeon who had obtained his qualification by purchase?
Education (know-how & do-how) on the other hand – is superior to mere qualification many times over – as it is demonstrable competence through performance – and not just a piece of paper. Education is a measure of intelligence! Intelligence is the ability to perceive, pose and resolve problems of growth & prosperity for self, family and the society. When this intelligence & ability increases further through what ever means (study or experience) – you get a statesman – a leader of a nation or a world leader.
True leaders are hard to get. An educated leader is an asset to the society, a state, a nation and the world at large – as the case may be – because they grow by growing the society they live in – and its prosperity.
But we have a large number of only qualified leaders that we can see in the world in plenty of places – called “politicians”. It is these qualified leaders (this category includes attached bureaucrats who exercise enormous authority to obstruct than promote a useful developmental process) who are destroying the basic fabric of the societies all over the world.
The basic difference between “true education” & “mere qualification” can be see in people from their – “mentality”. One exudes mental prosperity and the other mental poverty. Educated people work for the society’s peace and prosperity even at the risk of losing their own personal peace & prosperity. But the “qualified but not educated” people will work for their own personal & family prosperity (they cannot have peace in any case) – if not mostly – invariably – at the risk of drowning the society in poverty.
Education imparts “Ethics” and thereby “self-esteem” to perform and serve the society. Mere qualification provides entries into positions of power through corruption – opportunities to conquer shame – and then rob the society, the sate or the nation itself!
We as “Indian Nation” need education more than qualification!
Posted on April 18, 2010, in Education and Society and tagged certificate, Education, Ethics, India, intelligence, Qualification, self esteem, society. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Hi chitya…very well written..my very thoughts :)..this blog was long over due 🙂 congratulations
Well said! This distinction, needs to be inculcated in teachers but in parents of this world.
Thanks Jayashree & Srini.