Nairobi, June 2 -- A society collapses when its institutions become dysfunctional. Key among those institutions is education, whose failure to grasp society's architecture accelerates degeneration.

Informal and formal education help in acquiring information, knowledge and skill. But its lustre is such an indubitable disposition that it ought not to be simplified in the quest to define its performance.

Education births creators who see beyond the narrow lens of uniformity. And through creativity, we respond to social phenomena well.

We don't have to limit ourselves to the formal schooling that decouples our flexible and practical contexts. It's not in question that the practical aspects of our indigenous education systems were lost in t...