TEC stresses importance of higher education

The executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Council (TEC) has said that increased access to higher education is the key message they got from different countries they have visited in the past four years to benchmark the organisation.

Speaking at a TEC workshop to prepare for the 10th National Development Plan (NDP 10), Patrick Molutsi said there are still people who are confused about what access to higher education means. "These are the people who normally ask why we continue to churn out graduates if we cannot give them jobs. We need to teach these people that it is better to give students tools of empowerment rather than leaving them to stay at home doing nothing," Molutsi said.

He indicated that education empowers people to fend for themselves. "Would these people who ask why we still churn out graduates would rather see these children staying home and suffering abject poverty? Knowledge empowerment is a way of poverty alleviation in society," Molutsi said.

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