Our youth are at a crossroads

2017-04-20 06:00

It is sad to see many youngsters who have passed matric sitting at home because they cannot afford tertiary education.

It’s easy to say they should apply for grants or should go to FET colleges, but the crux of the matter is that we never ask exactly what it is that they want to study. I think it’s time to listen to young people because not everybody wants to study electrical engineering, just because it’s a scarce skill. Young people are forced by circumstances to study things they don’t want and end up dropping out. We have gifted writers whose work is only seen on Facebook. Let’s help a Black child to explore other career paths.

Busisiwe Khambane

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