FROM: Khambule J
DATE: 26 September 2011
SUBJECT: WHY CERTIFIED EDUCATION ?
Having carefully studied your situation reminded me of a text I recently came across stating, “In time of change, learners inherit the earth while learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with the world that no longer exist” Ever heard it? John Kehoe uses it more often in his motivational books. Change will always come; anyone who resists that fact is out of touch with reality. The secret is to continually learn, be a lifelong learner, not excusing with previous learned experiences, then what about change? Will it not haunt you? Congratulations, you are just a step ahead.
You are amongst the very few fortunate individuals to have the ability to visualise what is likely to happen in your future and the effect it will have to your loved ones. People often do not realise the powers they have with their minds. You have so far successfully created a very healthy environment with you children, parents and successfully secured your job yet you are still concerned about the future. None of the above you should cut off, not at any time. They are the most precious possessions one can ever possess. I repeat myself, change will always come, nothing remains constant, and the only key to keep up with that reality is to continually learn. I have no doubts you can do it. The purpose of learning is to be educated. Education is certified by certificate and degrees. You really need certification if you are to continue caring for your loved ones. From your stated work experience I know you need certification and here is how.
You have been out of schooling for the past ten years and within these ten years, you are where you are today; serving exactly the same work with “educated colleagues”. Before everything else, I want to differentiate between schooling and teaching. Schooling depends on there being an authority of a teacher and a textbook to authorise what is going to be counted as correct. Education is a process of exploring the alternative ways of thinking, doing, believing and accepting responsibilities. One of the signs that education exist in a human being is a desire to continually learn, a desire that very few so called educated people have; it often reminds them of terrible times of restrictive schooling. Now I can establish that you are educated, you just need certification because it is the only way they (employers and even the general public) will consider you education and a way to a decent salary. Ever heard of distancelearning? Now pay attention to this detailed explanation.
Part-time distance learning has over the years provided an effective way of improving the professional value of those workers with lot of self-discipline. You don’t have to quit working and you get the chance to put information into practice immediately. The University Of South Africa (UNISA) is synonymous with the world class tertiary tuition in the field of distance learning. Market research has shown that they are the most affordable university in South Africa compared to residential universities and easily accessible even by students who do not have a university entrance matric. This is the most flexible university which will allow you to plan your studies to fit in your life style, including daily contact with your loved ones. I have no doubts, you matric certificate together with your working experience make you the most suitable candidate to be accepted.
This plan of learning is not for very few brilliant people. It only needs few resources and lot of dedication. Did you say you are a single parent and you also help your parents when they need you? Well, Edward Albee was once quoted as saying “Sometimes it is necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.” Everyone need to know what you are planning and why; because this is also about them. In fact you are not really going off the way, you will still see them; it’s just that you must politely convince them that you also need to accommodate your studies so that you can be able to accommodate them. Stay focus, their support will get you even beyond your expectations. You will come back to them correctly; it’s just four years of a lifelong opportunity.
Soon you will be joining a lot of dedicated individuals who are committed to bring about change, because chaos exists everywhere when we are not ready for change. We are looking forward to hear from you, please contact the University for Further Details, using information provided below:
University of South Africa
’012 429 311