At the secondary school I attended, university was the next step. It made complete sense for the school, which was assessed on the percentage of its students that went into higher education. The conveyor belt of education was established, and we moved along it willingly.
But that was 2007. During 2020, the pandemic accelerated some societal evolution that was likely inevitable. This included higher education, which has been left questioning its purpose and trying to stay relevant.
When you can work from anywhere, it doesn’t matter where you live. When opportunities for learning are in abundant supply, why pigeonhole yourself with a degree? When tuition fees are at an all-time high and so much of your course content is outdated before you graduate, why do it at all?
It’s not just the money. Most courses are three or four years of…