Tuesday, 4 June 2013
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER - LA CONNAISSANCE EST LA PUISSANCE
While working with some members of the National Youth Service Corps (the one year compulsory national service after graduation) in Warri, Nigeria, a matter arose. Someone raised a point that some nations were more developed than others because there was no level playing field. As the discussion progressed in this direction, I asked them what they had done with the internet since graduation. Apart from just one of them, all the others said they were either on Facebook or they were twitting with friends; which means that all they were interested in was majorly the tabloid news. The only one that said she had started an online diploma course said that some time not too long from this meeting, she just said to herself that she could gain more than chatting with friends and checking up on others with her internet services. She is presently a nurse but she has always wanted to be a pharmacist and this online course, which is free by the way, is helping her go in the direction she has always wanted. Consequently, we agreed that the World Wide Web is helping to create some form of level playing field for those who are ready to acquire knowledge to better themselves and the world around them. Knowledge and the use of it make the difference between the successful and others. Do something with the opportunities all around you to contribute your quota to humanity. Educate yourself with all you have around you, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.