The question is simple, are you attending a particular university in a country because it is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world to gain connection/fame or to acquire knowledge to better the society?
The education system in both the under-developed and surprising the developed countries have turned to a thing of fame and connection, and the good old days when admission into either universities or colleges mainly through academic excellence is rapidly waning. We now see parents paying a fortune to corrupt administrators to allow their sons and daughters to gain admission into the top-level universities, not only to access excellent academic environment but in addition, to gain a substantial connection/fame. Not bothered if the child gain or acquire any knowledge at all, but just to come out of the university and say, I went to this university which is ranked top 100 in the world. What a shame!
The blame is only not on the parents, but also on employers of labour who now look first at the university you finished from before they even ask what you have gained and can contribute to their company. Surprisingly, this terrible virus is not only occurring in under-developed or developing countries but now common in the developed countries.
What is our educational system turning into? Can someone wake me up from this dream? This explains the reason why the billions and brains behind most technologies we see today are mostly not graduates, but drop-outs, who strive to acquire knowledge on their own to better our world. On the other hand, the vast majority of the so-called graduates, with heaps of degrees ranging from BSc. to MSc and PhD, can’t even add any meaningful contribution to the society.
I hope the parents and individuals will stop trying at all cost to bribe their ways into the so-called top-level universities and colleges.
I will pause by throwing this question out there, are these so-called top-level or high-rank universities still hold the prestige we know them for or it’s now a mere jamboree?