The Maze of Academic Requirements

From an article entitled Postsecondary Education in the Changing Learning and Living Landscapes, by Yusra Laila Visser, in Learners in a Changing Learning Landscape (eds Visser & Visser-Valfrey):

The crux of the issue faced by learners is that they cannot assume that mindlessly wandering through the maze of academic requirements for any postsecondary learning endeavour constitutes a sufficient level of engagement with learning. In this respect, the excessive focus of all levels of education on standards and formulaic fulfillment of academic requirements has done a tremendous disservice to the learner, the education system, and the broader society.

I agree.