Formal Education is All Hunted by All

@yanzalong (9929)
Indonesia
August 13, 2012 4:30am CST
In my country, it seems to me that anyone without formal education will find it hard to get jobs as they want. University graduates are more than needed by companies. Positions offered should be filled with those experienced and have formal educations that support his or her skills. Having skills only will not be sufficient to compete with other applicants. Job ads are on online or offline newspaper, all of which want people with formal educations. What about those who have necessary skills but not supported with formal documents? No wonder, nowadays schools are very expensive. Those who are poor cannot send their children to school. These parents cry thinking about the future of their children. They hope that with formal educations, their children will have opportunity to get a job.
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5 responses
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 12
Yanza, indeed you are right that having formal education is very important to everyone of us. Those who have enough skills but don't have proper formal education, still unable to earn a good income. That's what i observed after seeing what happened to my cousin. Although she had many years of skills in her chosen career but lack of formal education had caused her to received lower salary scale than her other colleagues. Now, she is trying her best to study part-time, to upgrade her formal education level.
@yanzalong (9929)
• Indonesia
31 Aug 12
Yes, your cousin is right about improving her formal education. I am also still trying to get formal education in English literature.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
1 Sep 12
Hope you will succeed in your dream to get a formal education in English literature as well. Good luck to you...
• India
13 Aug 12
Yes at some point I do think I agree with you. It is basically the skills which gets paid and not humans. Anyone who possess it will flourish. But you also need to think from companies point of view. No doubt they want skilled people, but how can they guess it from the face whether someone is skilled or not. They rely on the degrees and formal education. Documents are nothing but the valid statement that proves the person talented in some field. It is easy to guess the strengths of an individual by seeing his qualification. I think this is probably why formal education and certificates are indeed important.
@yanzalong (9929)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 12
That is right. Actually people with formal education do not yet have the needed skills but at least companies can measure the skills from the degree they hold.
• India
30 Aug 12
Yes that is what I was trying to convey. Degrees become the parameter and a official statement of an individual being a professional in that field. If some one studies engineering for 4 long years and does not showcase his degrees to companies it would be real unrealistic to believe him. They of course cannot ask him every theorem and concepts to get him verified as a selected candidate.
• United States
13 Aug 12
I believe that skills do help an individual stand out. However, people do go to college for a reason to further their education and learn more about their majors. They don't just pick up a piece of paper but pick up skills and knowledge about how the industry works. I agree that it is disappointing that not everyone can send their child to school. Does your government support the poor to send them off to college? If not, I suggest to gather your community together to help send at least one child to college. If you send at least one person, you might change their life forever.
@yanzalong (9929)
• Indonesia
31 Aug 12
In writing, yes, the government does but in reality the help does not reach those who are in need of help.
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
13 Aug 12
It is the same thing happening here in our country. Companies hiring professionals with experiences. Good thing that call center companies choose our country for outsourcing and they are giving undergrad students chances to have a decent work/job and expose their skills and talents as well.
@yanzalong (9929)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 12
In my country it is only the government that does not require job applicants to be experienced. Formal education is used as the bases for qualification measurement.
@riyauro (6431)
• India
13 Aug 12
It is how the world is become.I have seen people get formal education like that and they don't have skills but get good jobs. Poor are staying poor and rich getting richer. It is every where in the world. I hope there was a system that was something different. Schools are so expensive. And there is so much competition. The college fees is rising by the day. plus the tuition and the expensive text books. you won't believe in The University of the South Pacific in Fiji is so expensive. they require text books that you will not get in any other shop in the whole of Fiji. They have USP book store. People have no choice but to buy from there.. some books cost $200 and more. And on top of that what they do is they make a new edition every year so that people don't look forward to buy second hand books from former students. Then later I came to know that they cheat students by changing the cover mostly so that we might think that inside must be also changed and it is better to have the new one than the old one because lecturers use that book and examples and questions will be from that book in the exam . It is a total rip off. I hate that about Universities.
@yanzalong (9929)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 12
I see. So cheating behind formal education has spread all over the world. I thought it was only in my country cheating was committed.