Topic: Research has indicated that higher education correlates with higher earnings. What role will NCU’s Christ centered approach to holistic education play in this equation?
At Northern Caribbean University education involves more than an academic development. The Christ-centered education facilitates growth intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually. Indeed, NCU is unique in its offering of a holistic education that guides students to give faithful service to God and to humanity. According to (White, Educ.p.13), “It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.” Not only does true education prepare man to serve his fellowmen on earth but it prepares them for life in the next world.
“He who co-operates with the divine purpose in imparting to the youth knowledge of God, and molding the character into harmony with His, does a high a noble work. As he awakens a desire to reach God’s ideal, he presents an education that is high as heaven and as broad as the universe; an education that cannot be completed in this life, but that will be continued in the life to come; an education that secures to the successful student his passport from the preparatory school of earth to the higher grade, the school above” (White, Educ. p.19). It is from this stand point that Northern Caribbean University has integrated Christ centered approach to holistic education to its students.
Education is defined by Oxford English Dictionary for Schools as, “the process of training people’s minds and abilities so that they acquire knowledge and develop skills”. It goes without saying that without an education it is hard to succeed in the modern world we live in today. Getting an education is one of the most important steps a person can take to ensure that they live a better, more fulfilling and prosperous life. Through education, we also learn healthy and productive habits to...