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WYCLIFFE MUGA: Schooling equals jobs a myth - 3 months ago, 24 Jan 10:07

Wycliffe Muga

If you are a recent university graduate currently looking for a job — or the parent of such a recent graduate — then one book I would discourage you from opening, even reading the first page, is The Global Auction: The Broken Promise of Education, Jobs and Incomes.

Written by three academics, Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder and David Ashton, it is targeted principally at the American reader and seeks to explain why the entry into the American middle class by young American graduates can no longer be taken for granted.

And the key reason for this is — apparently — is that the competition for good jobs is no longer local or national, but global. More on that later.

It has plenty of bad news for the Kenyan reader as well. For example, if you think that Kenya does not invest enough in education and training, it may come as a surprise to ...
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