Education is overrated

Toto Konco, Gugulethu

The high unemployment rates among university graduates is telling us a story that perhaps we are not interested in listening to.

Because we were socialised to believe a degree is all you need to be successful in life, even with these unemployed graduates we have not stopped sending hundreds of thousands of our kids to the universities knowing full well that half of them will end up unemployed.

No one is willing to initiate this discussion.

Instead, we have unco-ordinated opinions from different people, what do we do about this situation or are we just saying it’s better if my child is unemployed whilst educated as opposed to being unemployed whilst uneducated.

I think education is overrated in this country and black people are struggling to think otherwise.

You can only study and wait for someone to give you a piece of bread; we are stuck.