Education: A Second Chance

Post date: Jun 16, 2015 12:27:39 AM

By: Beverly B. Porlante

Teacher I, Bataan National High School

Everybody deserves a second chance. A stereotypical line we always hear in our daily living as a part of our daily lives. Indeed, each one of us deserves to compete in a fast-paced world. A sometimes seem to belong for those we considered in a high class society. These people of good profession who have earned their degree of Masteral, Doctoral and other continuous learning. They are the member of the work force who can easily penetrate the world or field of work. Engineers, Doctors, Businessmen, Lawyers, Teachers, Nurses and the like. What is the key in their success? As we all know, Education. Their main armour in battling life so they can be in their good spots. These people realize how important the education is in building their future. They strive harder not only in the four corners of their classrooms but also of the libraries, canteens, waiting sheds and their bedrooms. They had tasted the bitter root of education. But, after sometime, as they have reached their goal of finishing their studies in their chosen field, they are enjoying the sweet fruit of it. Success. They are one of the pillars of this country’s economy and even abroad. Their knowledge, skills and abilities are always showcased in a competitive world.

Going back to Second Chance, in this country, not all the citizens were given the good privilege of attending the school. Some are less fortunate. Drop-outs, out-of-school youths, Non-readers and illiterate Senior Citizens. Most of them blame poverty or even the education system and the government that they failed to have the ‘’KEY’’ to a better life, Education. In a competitive field of work, whose company will trust them? How can they change their current situation? How can they secure a good and stable job? Are they able to find Job Security or they will only be hired as per occasional need? Are they able to receive good compensation or they can only be satisfied on what their employer can give them? Can they be still a good part of our nation and our economy if they do not bear diplomas in their hands? Can they build a good pillar in country’s economic development? Can we depend on them or they will always be “NO-COUNT’’ in our society? In these series of uncountable questions, one answer came out, Education, A Second Chance