Having a degree is often seen as the most important thing you can do to get a “good job”. But with so many unable to access higher education and some getting postgrad degrees only to work as night guards, maybe it’s time to rethink the emphasis on degrees.
When President Museveni announced that Arts courses were “useless”, he was tapping into a belief held by many Ugandans raised to believe an office job is the only legitimate form of work, and that artists are failures. We would all be poorer without the arts.
The American PR firm hired by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan to “manage” the story of the Chibok girls’ kidnapping have released their first major statement. It makes for shameful reading.