Education is the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. Schooling, teaching, learning.
An enlightening experience; apprenticeship.
It is apparent that it isn’t just formal education that guarantees success and riches, yet, the importance of formal education can’t be overemphasized.
Ranging from careers and professions formal education can get one, to businesses and entrepreneural involvements non formal education can get one to arts, crafts, artisans and all other hand related works apprenticeship will make one, at least basic formal education is important in all.
Basic formal education entails the ability to read and write, to express oneself verbally in the languages particular to one’s society and on paper (written). English happens to be a global language and without basic formal education, one can’t master it hence might make it difficult to relate with people in business.
Likewise, simple arithmetic is evident in any and every aspect of work, jobs and businesses and without basic formal education, one can’t master it hence another importance of basic formal education.
So in whatever aspect one wants to venture into, whatever profession or job, formal education is important and should not be taken as levity.
With basic formal education, education on whatever field or aspect one wants to venture into becomes easy and doable.
With proper education, orientation and exposure are guaranteed which foster success in business therefore assurance of riches is certain.
Basic formal education spans between the basic classes to the senior secondary school classes to being certified with the senior secondary certificate examination.
After which an intending professional or career aspirant can progress to the higher institutions of study, studying courses in the fields related to their aimed profession or career.
After years of studying in the university, one gets certified and can go on to practising such profession and make a career out of it.
“A profession is an occupation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain”. – Wikipedia.
To be successful and garner riches in whatever occupation or profession one chooses, one needs specialized educational training in the field. Especially occupations and professions that can’t be wholly studied in the university.
The world has changed and continually does so as change is the only constant thing therefore life has moved beyond practicing what one actually studied in the university.
There are so many lawyers by course of study and are also entrepreneurs. It is possible only by having passion for such business and taking specialized courses on it.
Likewise, for a plumber or any artisan for that matter, a fashion designer, a chef, a blogger, a writer, a cobbler and many others to successfully practise the profession, they must go to a specialized educational institute for such program as an apprentice and specially learn to do it.
This is done with or without the formal education although with prior formal education, it becomes easier and doesn’t take time to learn.
So next time you hear or see the words, “education is the passport to success and riches” don’t be quick to disagree because you know someone or two who don’t have higher level of formal education and are successful and rich in their business.
Education goes beyond attending primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. It is also taking specialized educational courses in any area of occupational interest. To be great in whatever you do or want to do, you need to learn about it, get educated about it.
Education indeed, is the passport to success and riches.