In the old days,people tend to learn well under conditions that are averagely unpalatable,offering too many courses is quite rational but the application of these courses determines whether the deep stress of acquiring this voluminous knowledge is worth it or not. Of course, great scientists have evolved from time past, and they have contributed immensely to the progress of our global village (world). But considering the fact that everybody cannot be the same, as humans we have different rates of assimilation, so creating an environment whereby even the being with the lowest rate of assimilation can acquire knowledge (learn) properly is a beautiful world to have.
Some argue that the qualities of graduate generated from schools into the society is directly proportional to the level of inconvenience (too many courses been offered) one might have gone through during the schooling days. Whereas some kick against such philosophy and insist, for a well-grounded graduate to be produced from schools, a conducive environment for learning has to be put in place, for fresh ideas, innovations, to be generated so the world’s issues can be easily combated.
However, education not being about the number of courses but their relevance is an important phenomenon that needs to be inculcated to the present day educational system. Of what use is schooling when the areas (courses) that should have been tackled technically, properly with adequate attention, is dealt with peripherally due to a large number of courses been offered. The main purpose of education is to take people through series of training, developing them into professionals in their respective fields, certifying their professionalism, thereby giving them chance to apply the knowledge acquired towards achieving their personal goals and the development of the society at large. With this basic fact, the argument whereby offering too many courses determines the level of competence in graduates can be optimally disputed.
Moreover, checking out so many great men and women of time past with the ones at the moment, a large number of them are known for greatness in a few things in particular. Sir Isaac Newton, an English mathematician, astronomer, and physicist, was well known as one of the most influential scientists of all time, whereby the three laws of motion propounded, proposed and stated by him, immensely heightened the level of science, which was a key figure in the scientific revolution.
As students, one tends to come across innovations that will make the world a better globe if the intensity of critical thinking is focused on a few fields of knowledge. Therefore, offering the necessary number of courses in school is a good approach towards having competent professionals in the society.