I believe in a holistic approach to education. Education or more appropriately learning happens everyday and everywhere consciously and subconsciously. The core issue is the quality of learning, relevance and how it is certified and accepted by society and key stakeholders. Pathways bridging those who dropped out of the formal system and those who have even been in the formal system should be developed and real recognition of prior leaning need to be advocated not only for adult learning but throughout the education system. Lastly, quality benchmarks need to be set practically in relation to real world needs and not only as a percentage of student population or a nationally determined standard. What use is a certificate, diploma or even post graduate education if one doesn't learn the skills and competencies required in real life, the world of work and ones responsibility as a citizen of the nation, region and the world.