Our life here on this earth is a teaching/training experience from beginning to end. The earthly physical and mental mindset would readily agree with this, especially when it applies to academic education, as well as masters/doctorates one could possibly add to their name. This appeals to the natural mind because it gives one honor and respect, as well as a sense of achievement. This is not wrong. However, it becomes wrong if one's greatest desire for learning supersedes the hunger and quest to know the ways of God.
With all my heart I believe that the knowledge of God far outweighs and exceeds all other knowledge. The man who truly knows God, and is ever seeking to know Him more, is the man that this sick world really needs. This is the man who God can use to make this world a better place. This does not mean that one should not pursue the academia of this world in order to benefit mankind, as well as oneself.
However, we must never forget that the highest education is the pursuit of God.
Read Philippians 3:7-14. Verse 8 says, "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ."