The debate around education is that we need to start looking at a more holistic approach instead of relying on the current curriculum because we are sitting with graduates who can’t be absorbed by corporate.
Entrepreneurship has presented a different side of the spectrum that says you don’t really need a degree, or masters to succeed.
Could a new wave be forming of education that requires us to re-look at ways to beef up our curriculum in order to adequately prepare graduates for the reality of corporate?
On a lighter note, Kwanele. Haven’t you wondered why we had to learn Pythagoras in relation to life as you know it now? I’m reminded of the painful moments where I would spend nights cramming information for exams, the information I didn’t understand back then and to a large degree I still don’t.
Nonetheless, there must be a place for them otherwise our education system would not be investing billions in educational programs.
That said, tonight we ask: what’s the role of formal education in Africa and should we be looking at other alternatives that will get our graduates corporate ready to compete differently in the global economy?
We are joined in studio by Prof Alvin Louw, President of Monash South Africa.