South Sudan educational institutions must dissuade students from pursuing fields of study in which they are unlikely to succeed

Posted: March 4, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Education, Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, Bor, South Sudan

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March 4, 2017 (SSB) —- In my pervious article I suggest that students should be encouraged to select their field of study in order to get a high salary job.

And now I’m asking the South Sudanese educational institutions to dissuade students from pursuing fields of study in which they are unlikely to succeed.

According to my understanding students go to school to learn and prepare for their future careers.

It is the educational institution’s responsibility to teach, equip and prepare their students for their future by providing them with the appropriate knowledge they will need.

But is it the Institutions’ responsibility or call to dissuade their students from pursuing the field of study which they think they will unlikely succeeds? The answer to this question is no, the educational institution is not in position to do it.

Their main job and responsibility is to teach and prepare their students for their future career or field of study.

No one but the students themselves knows if he/she will succeed or can do it and it is only the student who has the right to decide for him\herself.

No matter how hard or impossible it is to succeed in one field of study, it is only the person who will take it knows or can tell if he/she will succeed or not since it is he who will do it for himself no other people.

A person’s dedication, hard work and commitment can make the impossible possible.

Also a person’s future should not be judged or be based on his/her performance in class because we don’t know exactly what causing the student to fail or why the student is not doing good in class because there are a lot of factors to be considered like lack of resources, not so good professors, environment etc.

One’s success or future success should not be based only on school performance, for example a lot of my classmates in high school days are now on the average side that made it big and succeed in their chosen fields compared to those who are on the top of our class, which are expected to be successful in any field of study they will decide to pursue.

South Sudan educational institutions are there to guide, mold and teach their students to be successful not to dissuade or prevent them in pursuing what they want to do or take in the future.

Whatever the student wants to pursue, it is the Educational institution’s responsibility to help and support them achieve it.

You can reach the author via his email: Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch <jongkuchj@gmail.com>

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