Expert lambasts trivialisation of vocational education

Source: The Global Competitiveness Report 2014- 2015. Note:* 2014- 2015 rank out of 144 countries
Source: The Global Competitiveness Report 2014- 2015. Note:* 2014- 2015 rank out of 144 countries

Southern Africa’s links to England, and aspirational ties to the United States, have lead to a situation where academic universities are regarded as the crème de la cream of higher learning, to the detriment of vocational and technical education.

This has lead to turmoil in the employability of graduates from the region’s education system, impacted on the development of entrepreneurs and dampened economic growth.

Yesterday, technical advisor to the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), Roy du Pre, said the inordinate focus on academic universities had robbed SADC’s economies of greater competitiveness.

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