I have a lot to say about education, being a 17-year old college student.
Education here in the Philippines is a bit different — grade school has 6 levels, and after that you go to high school with 4 levels. Unlike other countries which has two or more years (7th, 8th, 9th grade and so on), in our country, students graduate from high school unprepared for the world outside. That’s why all graduating high school students needs to go to college for them to land a decent job. At least, if they are financially okay to do that.
Our educational system is going to be fixed soon, by adding a year in grade school (7th grade) and in high school (5th year).
People really should know how being educated is really important… the teachers. The government officials. It’s really how much you’ve learned and are willing to learn that matters out there. But, here, it’s really sad… I have classmates in college who still don’t read well, write well or comprehend well. They’re not really mindful of their future either, and waste their time on drinking, having a girlfriend, and just having fun.
I know, a part of me doesn’t want to blame either and people’s choices. Because society plays a part in this, too. How people influence them (friends and family) are factors that affect their outlook in life.
I’m in college right now. Sure, I want to take hold of this opportunity to be better and to make my mom/dad proud (and for my future, too), that’s why I’ve really decided in moving to a university for next school year, but the problem is… the good schools are quite far from where we live. My classmates back in high school (who are in college now) endure the 2-3 hour ride to get to this well-esteemed public university in Manila. Add the fact the fares and money you need to get there. My mom said I should decide and she’s fine with me transferring, but not in a place that’s far like that. :(
So, I want to move to a new school, but it’s quite inadequate (distance, finances, and all)… because I just don’t feel right in my current school (a college just a few kilometers from our home) and feel like I could learn more and impart more of my potentials when I move to a better school.
(Add the fact that I have a friend who’s the same course as I am, studying in a further school, but they’ve already ahead of us by a mile.)
The next school year is starting soon, (June 2012) and I have to start moving if I really want to transfer. …To get uncomfortable for the better…
What do you think?
What should I do?
Should I rest and wait for God to move? Or should I take a step in spite of all the circumstances?
Please comment. I really need it. :/