Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
In Pakistan, our education system in a state of disarray. We have English medium, Urdu medium, private and government run schools as well as madrassahs all which are producing children and young adults with very different mindsets.
Without going into discussion, what is wrong and what is right, let us see how every child can make some effort to improve and change his own world.
Many young people feel that that they are at a disadvantage because they do not have access to higher education or lack money to go abroad and attain a degree from the world’s most reputable universities.
But you should know that many of world’s famous universities offer courses for free via the internet.We only have to grab the opportunity and take advantage of what they are offering.
Whether you want to improve your resume, boost your career, or just learn more in order to expand your knowledge, there are many amazing websites that offer education for free for every citizen of the world.
One of the best sites is Coursera which partners with more than 80 top global universities and organizations such as Yale, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, The World Bank and Stanford University, to offer online courses for anyone to take for free.
Link students can watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at their own pace, test their knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises.
Courses are offered in the fields of Humanities, Economics, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science and many others.
As a nation, we tend to waste a lot of time on unimportant and useless stuff. And we also like to complain a lot!! But if you have a computer or laptop, Internet connection and a little will to learn, then the world is literally at your fingertips.
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