UK advises university students: stop with the book larnin’

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The Institute of Directors (IoD)says people are leaving university with useless degrees which could damage their job prospects not improve them.

The employers’ organisation wants the government to scrap its target of getting 50% of under-30s to university by 2010.

BBC

In the US, the expression for this sentiment is summed up in the truism: “The world needs ditchdiggers.” Bizzare. I thought this was the twenty-first century, not the nineteenth. Also, this article is evidence countries besides the US perceive education as only a means to a job.

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