What has happened to Africa is very severe. We are talking about the collapse of this and the collapse of that, of good government, of the economy particularly. And this has hit education badly. The news you get from the universities in Nigeria is often appalling. I don't think a lot of it gets out. There is the obsession with cults and all kinds of dreadful things going on and all this is taking its toll and it is not surprising that quality of students and graduates who come out is not good. It will not be surprising if this shows in the quality of work they do.
By: Chinua Achebe
The promise of learning is a delusion.... Tomorrow would alter the sense of what had already been learned, that the learning process is extended in this way, so that from this standpoint none of us ever graduates from college, for time is an emulsion, and probably thinking not to grow up is the brightest kind of maturity for us, right now at any rate.
By: John Ashbery
Universities used to prepare young adults for the real world. I dare say the graduates today go in without a clue and graduate without a clue. Its time to acknowledge the college degree is not worth what it was in the past. Times are changing, and so is the way we prepare our youth to survive in a competitive world.
By: Dale Archer
As a general rule, most recent university graduates know far more about U.S. economic history and The Lord of the Flies than about how the modern workplace functions and how to succeed in it. Yet come senior year of college, it couldnt be more important or more timely to learn the basics of getting a job.
By: Kathryn Minshew