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Jan 12 2015 - 09:15pm
The Non Benefits of Education
It seems the slow regrowth of the global economy is not spreading to other parts of the world. A recent Gallup poll found that educated Africans don't often see the results of their education reflected in the labor market. The poll surveyed 29 countries in sub-Sahara Africa. The researchers defines a positive employment outcome as working full time for an employer, working part time but not wanting full time work or self employment by choice due to lack of other options. Nations such as Angola have seen a growth in students landing jobs solely due to urban development, investments in education and an economy that needs skilled and educated workers. The results of the poll paint a rather dismal picture of education across the continent. The ramifications could be more and more parents unwilling to enroll their children in school past primary level. There is an already huge drop off in enrollment after primary level. This is due to parents wanting their children to work to support the family. Those who do invest in continued education do so with the hopes of a return in the labor market.
|By: Henry Adjei|879 Reads