By Isabellah Masai
The question of which degree course is most superior and which one is the most inferior is a dilemma to most students in campus. This has made most students to change their actual courses to the so called superior ones because they feel they won’t get a job after completion of their studies. This is usually as a result of peer pressure or wrong advice from their colleagues and sometimes their parents and it has made some students to be hopeless and helpless in the various courses they are currently pursuing.
A recent research conducted around moi university main campus confirms the fact that a course in the school of Engineering is the most superior, followed by medicine, nursing, law, information sciences, biological and physical sciences, economics and business management, human resource management, education, arts and social sciences respectively.The worst ever thought of courses were those from the school of forestry and anthropology just but to mention a few.
Most people seriously disagree with this research with the argument that every course from whichever school is superior on its own because the knowledge and skills obtained for each course is different and relevant to the various fields in the outside market. They further explained that such type of research is out of a mind set and a wrong misconception that is aimed at creating divisions among students which can even affect the students’ social life at large.
Some of the students who remained unmoved by the research, still held strongly on their courses by arguing that, “a degree is a degree as long as it’s their choice and within their area of interest.”They explained further that regardless of the course one is pursuing, the chances of being employed are almost equal because according to them, a superior course attracts many people but only a few people get employed and likewise to an inferior course that attracts few people and only the few are employed. This is their main consolation and it makes them to press on in their course.
“What if we all became engineers?” This is a question that most people from the so called lesser courses ask themselves. The answer they get is that Kenya could be the worst and most boring place to be because they would be no journalists, accountants, managers, politicians, teachers, farmers, social workers, secretaries, pilots, drivers and all other graduates from unmentioned fields would be lacking. In simpler words it could be a head without the other parts of the body which means it is a useless body.
Every course regardless of its familiriarity of importance, should be treated as equally important as any other course because all these skills put together make a country complete and usefull.Nobody whatsoever should try to discourage as student from pursuing a course of her choice and interest because without he/she taking that course it will be like a person without an eye or a leg which means the person is not complete.