In Africa, education is still a routine whereby students cram/ memorizes tutors’ notes and reproduce them onto foolscaps during examinations. At the end, we produce individuals with certificates, but which have no correlation with expectations of work organizations.
Many people still merely associate talent with performance in education (or sports or music, etc ) , while excluding innate aspects of a person that may not really connect with education BUT have the power to wow and wake up the inner whole.
In developed countries such as USA, UK, Canada and etc, Gift and Talent Testing is conducted on individuals in order to determine their experiential knowledge before admission in order to enable them know their real careers many years in advance. Such can be seen in sports men and women who spend 2 hours in class but 6 or more hours on a tennis court, for example, where their talents lie.
For learning and general education, professional identification/ screening for natural Gifts or Talents is essential in determination of the true career dimensions; otherwise we will continue pushing the learners through a single pipe and expect them to be different in the end.