Lack of decent jobs makes higher learning nosedive
Growing up in my rural home, we knew all those that were in secondary schools. When one was in a particularly good high school, he or she was a village celebrity. Indeed, whenever we used to see those who were in A level — under the old 7-4-2-3 system of education — we would revere their mastery of English and other subjects such as politics. They used to be heroes and heroines of some sort. Of course, university students were on top of the world. Then, it was very easy for graduates to get jobs. Up to now I don’t know how many of us are not surprised how things have changed. With the population growing steadily, thus increasing rate of joblessness, we seem destined for failure and an average lifestyle at most. The allure of going to university is taking a serious nosedive. So everytime I see colourful graduations, I wonder where these graduates will get jobs.
HARRISON IKUNDA Nairobi