Why time for open education, open textbooks has come - The Citizen
peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-04-08
"There was a time in the pre and post-independence days, across the continent, almost majority of the university students were employed in the government sector or the established private sector. By then, graduates were so few unlike today!
Today, with the huge populations, and a very big number of university students– it’s not possible for the majority of them to be employed in the government sector. The private sector, which is supposed to create jobs, all across the continent, is not creating enough jobs. So, millions of African young men and women find themselves in micro/small enterprises for lack of choices.
It’s not only graduates; we have those who don’t go beyond primary school and others who end up at secondary school levels. Thus, entrepreneurship and business education is supposed to be a priority. In 2018, Prof Suleman Sumra, published a paper titled “Educating Tanzanian Children for the Globalised World of the 21st Century.” He claims that the school system in our country “is functioning as if it is still preparing youth for government employment”."