It's not just the degree that will get you the job, says education expert

The focus on university education leaves thousands of matriculants in the lurch when they don't qualify for entrance into various institutions.

702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi spoke to Dr Felicity Coughlan from the Independent Institute of Education regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

We defined university as a pinnacle, one of the mistakes we made was not recognising technikons for their value.

Dr Felicity Coughlan, Independent Institute of Education director

Sometimes degrees don't prepare you for what employers are looking for. It's the ability to differentiate yourself, not just the degree that get's you the job.

Dr Felicity Coughlan, Independent Institute of Education director

...The psychology of going back and trying studying with your peers plus dealing with the psychology of failing is quite tough.

Dr Felicity Coughlan, Independent Institute of Education director

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