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You might have a child or children or siblings and because of your status as a parent or guardian, you often end up faced with the decision as to what institution the child should pursue after high school. That is why this week, we plunge into the  education available around the country, show casing a couple of institutions on the platform at random and a little insight on the  two major forms of scholarly education: vocational and general.

General Education refers to academic introduction to the university. It exposes students to the fundamental ideas and intellectual activities that scholars across campus – scholars in the arts, the humanities, the social sciences and natural sciences – draw on in their work-Wikipedia.com.

General education, its outstanding representation being the University, boils down to a mastery of the theories and discussions. It ‘produces’ great thinkers who face the world with a huge repository of in-depth knowledge.

We all know ‘Knowledge is power’.

Vocational education is education that prepares people for a specific trade. It directly develops expertise in techniques related to technology, skill and scientific technique to span all aspects of the trade-Wikipedia.com.

Vocational education is also known as technical education. All vocational schools give diplomas and some give certificates. Degrees are acquired in partnership with recognized Universities. The students here gain hands oh training and exit the institution with technical knowhow.

What beats hands-on experience?

In the end, the choice of a higher institution for your son or daughter not only depends on the amount you are willing to pay but what kind of future you project in a few years. With the new tendency towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine) fields, we leave you with one question:

Would you have your child know lots of theories to explain the world? Or master a skill and change the world.

For your reflection, here are samples of Institutions of higher learning across the National territory.

Douala – CAE Oxford Aviation Academy

Yaounde – IAI-Cameroun

Buea – ILANI (Institute Of Languages For International Integration)

Bamenda – St. Jude’s Higher Institute Of Nursing & Biomedical Studies

 

Article source: http://www.wasamundi.com

Author: sahermatter

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