The government continues to try to fight the rising tide of market expectations even while swimming with the undertow of aspirations of our people. These are moving in opposing directions.
In the market today, a degree is the baseline entry qualification for most upwardly mobile jobs, especially in the service sectors which are becoming ever larger a slice of the economy.
The strategy to continue to invest massively in the polytechnic stream and to present it as a co-equivalent, but different, entry-level qualification is misguided.
We need to rethink and reposition ...