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    Present day higher education system seems nothing more than a stereotypical continuation of well-established monetization of knowledge gaining process. The availability of tonnes of resources on the internet and books makes it easier to acquire knowledge on almost any subject one wishes which could potentially boost one's education beyond what is offered by the universities. Then comes the role of the education system which places self-learners into severe disadvantage forcing them to either pay a tonne and go back to orthodox institutions or suppress their goals. This makes me feel ashamed of the twenty-first century higher education system and for me this is the reason which explains why Einstein-like minds are becoming rarer despite the increasing population.
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    After self-studying A levels, I was prevented from competing in physics and maths olympiad merely because I was never enrolled in a formal institution.
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    Not being able to prove my self-studied knowledge by some series of tests makes my life terribly painful.
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    (Original post by tangotangopapa2)
    Not being able to prove my self-studied knowledge by some series of tests makes my life terribly painful.
    Wait a minute. So you never actually proved you self-taught the material? You know, prove in the typical sense where you take an exam and the grade reflects how much of the material you understood?

    Or are you just saying that you have taught yourself a lot of other material that isn't assessed in any A-level etc

    I agree the education system is a joke though. Still prefer this system to the likes of the Chinese system though. It could always be worse.
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    You have the internet and you have public libraries, also if you were to teach yourself things like coding you could make tonnes of projects for a portfolio. The cost is for the time of lecturers and people to mark the papers.
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    (Original post by Et Tu, Brute?)
    Wait a minute. So you never actually proved you self-taught the material? You know, prove in the typical sense where you take an exam and the grade reflects how much of the material you understood?

    Or are you just saying that you have taught yourself a lot of other material that isn't assessed in any A-level etc

    I agree the education system is a joke though. Still prefer this system to the likes of the Chinese system though. It could always be worse.
    I proved some of my self-taught material giving A-level exams as a private candidate. I couldn't prove my other knowledge which I accumulated in order to participate in the olympiad but that is not the main concern.

    I am talking about the higher education. Universities are unaffordable for me and the only one which is slightly affordable is Open University but even it is denying to allow me to start at level 2 (I am very confident that I know almost all of level 1). I mean there should be some way through which you could prove your self-studied knowledge (analogous to taking A-level exams as a private candidate)

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    You have the internet and you have public libraries, also if you were to teach yourself things like coding you could make tonnes of projects for a portfolio. The cost is for the time of lecturers and people to mark the papers.
    Do you think the cost for ones who does not require lectures should be same as the one who requires?
 
 
 
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