Our education in Africa is not helping us that much anymore. Bachelor's degrees produce a lot of managers. Polytechnic college diplomas produce handsmen and technicians. Now we have lots of degree holders (managers) than diploma holders(technicians and handsmen).The end result is
companies and organizations end up creating numerous managerial posts than to hire actual people who do the work. You have Director, Deputy Director, Assistant Deputy Director, PA to the Director, PA to the Assistant Deputy Director, Manager, Supervisor then the guy who does the
job. Now we wonder why there is no production yet half of the company is working on people instead of on production. In Zimbabwe, during Ian Smith's reign, he had one university and a lot of polytechnic colleges around the country. It made sure that it produced a lot of handsmen
than managers. I believe that is why the economy was much driven. Look at parastatals these days. When titles are more than the actual job that needs to be done on the ground, then progress is limited. The whole week, people will be having endless meetings, they will be focusing
on making sure their influence is being felt all over the place. And the guy who doesn't have a title down the pecking order is the one who feels the heat. Organizational politics also takes over. Everyone in the managerial chain wants pecks too and drives a 4x4 whilst there is
no production on the ground. The ones who need resources to actually do the work are starved whilst the managers and supervisors are parked outside and enjoying free WiFi in cosy offices. We need to do something about these issues if we are ever to create jobs or run economies

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3 Mar
As Africans, we have a lot of unproductive things we spend much time on. Imagine watching 4hrs+ of TV series per day. How much could we learn/do in that time frame? How many tutorial videos have you watched this year so as to learn a new skill or replenish an existing one?
How many TV series titles do you know if you are being honest with yourself? We are very good at plugging each other with movies and series. "Une ma movie here" is the question of the day. Rarely do you hear someone asking for tutorials.
We are all responsible and if we really need change, we need to consider this angle too. Yes entertainment is needed but in moderation. Same as gaming. If we channelled that effort to learning a skill or improving an existing, we would really be the best in our fields and craft.
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