Some people think that universitites should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. Others think that the true function of a university should be to give access to knowledge for its own sake, regardless of whether the course is usedul to an emplyer
What, in your own opinion, should be the main function of a university?
After reading the book by Robert Kiyosaki’s “RICH DAD, POOR DAD”, the same query popped up into my thoughts– What should our universities/colleges teach us? Should these institutions focus on giving their students all the appropriate knowledge and skills to engage them to the unevitatble inclusion of everyone in the future workforce? Or shall they engage their students into a more wholistic approach without thinking what would an employer expectes from their fresh graduates? For me, the answer is simple– Universities and Colleges should do both, thus, the following lines would prove my thoughts on this possibility.
In my own definition, Universitiies and Colleges are the very institutions responsible for the mental grwoth of each individual. It is where minds are trained to solve problems, learn tricks on business/healthcare or any fields-ailike. It is the training ground where students acquire all he/she needs to enable themselves the significant skills/strategies in solving future problems that might confront them in their chosen post graduate field of work. It is an established fact that everyone needs to work to surivive in this world and that Universities exist to prepare everyone to be competent enough as they join the workfore in the coming years.
The existence of Clubs/Organization/Fraternities/Societies supplements the knowledge provided by the university. It is in these groups where members learn important life’s lessson in a very unique and sometimes surprising ways. I can say such since I have been a member of a fraternity in College where I unexpectedly learn personal lessons, which are by the way too many to mention, that I would always treasure. These learnings are those knowledge that might not be an added asset in our curriculum vitae for future/prospect employers, but are as equally important as those; for it changes and gives a whole new definition on what life really is and how to deal with it. Life, after all, doesnt revolve on work alone.
To sum it all up, Universities shall continue on what they ave been doing-preparing their students to be the best globally competitive professionals of various fields. Moreover, the same institutions should encourage their students to join Clubs/Organizations of their interest that would supplement their learnings. A well trained University student, coupled with a bag full of wisdom acquired from extra curricular activities makes the person the BEST!-and hat for me is undebatable.