'Damage to universities takes us further away from free education' - BBC

Somebody is always paying.

Mohale Ralebitso

It’s terribly undemocratic that the people who want to continue their studies are prevented from doing so.

Mohale Ralebitso

The Black Business Council (BBC) has called for a considered solution to student protests over university fees that is sweeping across the country and which threaten to unnerve investors and hurt business confidence.

We need a solution which must protect the capacity of our universities to not only widen access, but to remain internationally competitive, dominant even.

Mohale Ralebitso

The BBC proposes the following solutions:

  • More technical colleges for skills the economy can use and universities to produce graduates fit for what business requires.

  • More funding and tighter working relationship with business including - but not limited to - work rotation and experiential training while students are still at university.

  • Repayments which do not burden poor graduates.

  • Discussion over some form of a national service as implemented in other counties.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed BBC CEO Mohale Ralebitso.

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Damage to our schools takes us further away from free education for the poor and people trapped in the missing middle.

Mohale Ralebitso

We have to have cooler heads prevailing! We cannot afford to break those universities!

Mohale Ralebitso

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