The Concept of Certificate The ability to define words and give meaning to them makes it an apparatus to knowledge. In a wider conte...
Laying emphasis around worthiness and truthfulness, it can dearly be said, that, to have something as evidence, prove is required. In the light of this, it is compulsive to emanate a mechanism to justify worthiness and truthfulness. To encourage the compliance of ‘Certify’, a general understanding is the uniformity of the acceptance of what is known as ‘Certificate’.
The Encarta Dictionary states that ‘Certificate’ is document providing official evidence: an official document that gives proof and details of something such as personal status, educational achievements, ownership, or authenticity. In this context, we shall relate ‘Certificate’ in the area of Educational Achievements.
What comes to the mind when the word ‘CERTIFICATE’ is heard, even with a catch phrase like “He now has his Certificate” with this phrase, a sense of gladness or on the other hand a sense of deceit, whichever way, it boils down to the matter of Integrity. This will lead in the discus of integrity relating to education providers.
Academic institutions are mandated with the task of equipping students with education. This task requires the completion or attainment of certain criteria stipulated by the institution in the award of a title. This stipulation also requires some certain processes and procedures such as examinations, continuous assessments, attendance and in some cases field work. At a point in time, should a student complete his/her required obligation, such student could be said to be worthy of certification. The reward of certification is usually the ability to proceed to another higher level, being equipped with some skills or knowledge and other sense of gladness. Therefore, it is critical for any institution to uphold the integrity of her certificate with all diligence in order to forestall void certificate.