Education doesn’t guarantee a job
THERE was a time when even primary school education was affordable to only the fairly wealthy.
Those who never saw the inside of a classroom had to settle for low-paying jobs or accept unemployment. What has changed now is that even the middle class and the wealthy who spend a small fortune on primary, secondary, tertiary and even post-graduate education have no guarantee of jobs.
Matriculants often take jobs as petrol attendants or at tyre-fitment centres. Many of the young women scurrying to work are probably matriculants resigned to work as domestic servants.
Poor parents get frustrated when their educated children remain unemployed and the youngsters become depressed and disillusioned.
The day is not far away when the poor stop sending their children to school. Education willrevert to being reserved for the rich. An upside could be the rich sending their children to university, not to seek jobs that no longer exist but for the right reason – to develop their minds.