Two Hour Guest Appearance On BBC World Service

10 July 2008

I was a guest on a two show that the BBC World Service Host in the evening to Africa and and the rest of the world in mid June. It was a discussion held in a Glasgow town hall where callers from all around the world and the eclectic guests in Glasgow gave their views on Are We Over-Educated?’ I argued that we were both over and under-educated: too often gullible students, frequently from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, were duped into shelling vast sums of cash on dubious degrees that did little to educate them or improve their prospects. At the same time, these very students were not being taught the basics at school: the fundamentals of literacy and numeracy weren’t there. Many callers and panellists agreed: stories backing up this viewpoint were voiced from Africa, the States, Australia, among other places.’

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