Pledge a Job or Seed Capital
It might sound ambitious that we ask for jobs and seek seed capital pledges from members of society once our students complete their studies. In effect, we are ensuring that our learners do not remain unemployed after graduation.
In these times, it should not matter whether you believe in such a proposal, but whether we can afford not to. That a university degree no longer guarantees food on the table must be of grave concern for us all. The education system is overdue for an overhaul if we are to solve youth decadence and societal inequalities.
Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been. As a function of society, universities must equip graduates with the knowledge and skillsets viable for work. There is a need to take this obligation further by matching graduates with an assured career path. Not doing so equates to practising education for profit.
A closer working relationship between institutions of higher learning, the private and public sector is required, with employers insisting that graduates of a prescribed skillset are suitable for their employment. We believe this will create a competitive market-based approach that improves the quality of graduates unloaded to society and increases productivity and output quality while reducing post-graduate unemployment.