Out of academia

CityPress - - Voices - Mphela Nch­a­be­leng via email

Iam one of the dis­ad­van­taged black aca­demics who was never given the chance to prac­tise in academia. My mas­ter’s de­gree, which I com­pleted many years ago, has never worked for me.

I thought that pre­sent­ing and pub­lish­ing pa­pers would make a dif­fer­ence, but things have re­mained the same.

And I am not sure if my PhD will ever work for me one day.

This re­ally shows that there is still a very se­ri­ous prob­lem with our govern­ment. As long as there is a lack of trans­for­ma­tion, the num­ber of black aca­demics will not in­crease.

I sug­gest that govern­ment come up with a plan where in­sti­tu­tions are com­pelled to train and de­velop pre­vi­ously dis­ad­van­taged black aca­demics.

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