Education is essential. It’s what allows humanity to progress and lifts us above ignorance and savagery. We are taught from an early age how important it is to learn, to work hard at our studies for the good of our future. With the current recession and government’s spending cuts, education has been one of the departments hit. But are governments failing students on another level too?
There was a time, in the not too distant past, when a university degree meant something. An Honours degree used to guarantee the holder a job with good prospects and an above-average salary. But not anymore . . .
In these recession-fuelled days, the three plus years of hard work and dedicated learning aren’t paying off. The huge debts incurred by students sit on balance sheets, unpaid.
These educated young people languish in depression as they ask, “Do you want fries with that?” or, worse still, make their bi-weekly visits to the dole office.
Was it worth all their dedication to education?