What is Education?
Effective education is a learning experience.
It brings about an inherent and permanent change in a person's thinking and capacity to do things.
Many people have a superficial concept of it; equating it with doing a particular course or obtaining a particular qualification.
Qualifications and courses however do not always equate with effective education.
People can undertake courses without any significant permanent change
People can achieve qualifications without changing .
How Good is a Qualification?
There's no escaping the fact that good learning takes time.
Moreover, Reading a book and understanding what you read, does not mean that you have educated (or permanently changed), if you don't integrate what you read into your attitudes and memory.
Real education is very different to just having access to information about something. Real education embeds things into one's brain, and anyone who understands learning will understand that this comes from repeated exposure and use of information or skills.
Sadly, in today's world, people want to fast track everything: but learning is something that people can track fast.
Shorter courses simply mean that less is learnt.