"50% of what we teach you over the next five years will be wrong, or inaccurate. Sadly, we don't know which 50%." This is a phrase that often gets aired at the welcoming lecture to medical schools.
It is true also of what our education system has become. It is not entirely in tune with the reality of the job market. However, what we have is still a must for every child for their primary and secondary educations.
It is post-secondary where it is becoming more complicated as technology is dramatically shifting the order of things as we knew it; much faster.
If we consider the jobs market that we want to prepare our children, then we need to understand with them, how technology is transforming the business landscape.
With acceleration in technology, the transformation to the business landscape is major and affects everyone; though some changes are minor others are at a reasonably large scale. In some sectors, the whole process of business has changed, and in other cases, entire...
It is not a simple question.
Without my secondary education, I would not have got the tertiary education and membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Over the years, I continued learning and never stopped asking what the persons I reported to expect from me. I reached the position of CFO in a Private Bank.
Education in all its form has taken billions out of poverty and will continue to do so. Whether it be primary, secondary, or university, getting a certificate, a diploma, or a degree is essential.
Besides the educational background, more employers nowadays are looking at a person's experience. "A survey by recruitment specialists Universum* found that 58% of leading employers value work experience among graduates more than grades or the name of their university."
Many degrees now include a work experience part while at the other end, many colleges now offer "work and life experience" degree programs. "An accredited life experience based college degree is conferred as...