Are you getting an education or you are just schooling? Instructions end in the classroom but education ends the day you die. There are certain things expected from you as a student. If you are not able to meet such standards, then people will begin to wonder whether you actually paid your school fees or “bought gala with it“.
Socrates made a powerful statement, “The unexamined life is not worth living“. The importance of education cannot be overemphasised. Little wonder Nelson Mandela made a statement, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.
In this article, I have pointed out a few things expected from you as a student. If you are not meeting the standard, it means that you bought gala (wasted) with your school fees.
- 1. 1. You’re Not Ready To Learn
- 2. 2. You Can’t Express Yourself in English
- 3. 3. If You Can’t Write Up to 300 Words Essay
- 4. 4. You Can’t Write a Letter
- 5. 5. You Don’t Know Simple Current Affairs
- 6. 6. Using “Shortlinks” in Exams is Your hobby
- 7. 7. You have Reading Problem
1. You’re Not Ready To Learn
Many students are already old in their minds. Let me ask a simple question, are you growing or you are just growing old? Death begins the day you stop learning. Henry Ford said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young”.
As a student, you are expected to lean willingly. You don’t need others to force you before you take learning as your number one priority. If you are not willing to learn at this level, then you used your last school fees to buy gala.
2. You Can’t Express Yourself in English
The English language has come to be the most diffused language in the world, followed closely only by the Mandarin language. As a student, you should be able to express yourself in simple and correct English.
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That is to say, irrespective of your speciality, it is imperative you are able to communicate fluently in English. I read somewhere that: 97% of engineering graduates in the country cannot speak English required for jobs in corporate sales or business consulting.
Some students use their course of study as excuses for why they don’t have certain knowledge. No one disputes the fact that you should take your study course seriously. However, know little about every other important thing around.
In conclusion, irrespective of your study course, if you cannot communicate effectively in English, it means you bought gala with your school fees.
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3. If You Can’t Write Up to 300 Words Essay
If you didn’t learn anything in school, then it should not be writing skills. As a student, you should be able to express yourself in both written and spoken English. Even if it is just 300 words. To be honest, if you cannot write more than 300 words correctly on your own, it means you bought gala with your school fees.
Cassandra Clare said something very interesting about writing, “We live and breathe words. …. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.
Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colours and textures and sounds, I felt–I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt”.
It is not too late to start practising how to express yourself with paper and pen. You will be glad you did.
4. You Can’t Write a Letter
If you still search google or meet people to write for you, then you bought gala with your school fees.
You don’t need to be a perfect writer; be a passionate writer. Action needs passion, or it will be sanctioned. As a student, it is imperative you improve on your writing skill with every passing day. It helps a lot.
5. You Don’t Know Simple Current Affairs
As a student, you should know and understand simple current affairs. Many students know the latest song by Lady Gaga but do not know the president of Uganda. If I may ask, what is the capital of Chile?
We live in a world where students misplace priority. We take minor things majorly and take the things that really matter for granted. If you still don’t know simple geography then you bought gala with your school fees.
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WhatsApp, as well as other social networks, has really affected the way we write. Sad enough, we tend to answer the use of English and other examination questions the way we reply to WhatsApp messages.
I class the process of using lol, kk, brb, asap and other terrible stuff in the exam as shortlink. If you still do this, then you deserved to be arrested. You used your school fees to buy gala.
7. You have Reading Problem
You were taught how to read and write in primary school. By now, you are expected to have overcome all the challenges in reading and writing, However, this is not true for some persons.
If you still have a reading problem. Then you did not only use your school fees to buy gala, but you also bought lacasera and Ice-cream
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8. You Never Practice
We learn more by practice. If you do not go through what you have been taught to see how you can utilize it to be a better person, then you certainly bought gala with you school fees. Martha Graham said,
“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same….. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”
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