WOW | Coffee Break

How important is a college degree really?

Sanjib-SubbaSanjib Subba

CEO – National Banking Institute

The main point we in the academia and policy wonks should reflect on, are we teaching right? Is the curricula we deliver, teachers we have and graduates we prepare right for the industry? Do they have the needed aptitude and attitude? Are we giving them real life education to fit in the real life world? On the other hand, are we as employers even clear who we want to hire, for what role and what is the right fit? Why marks on the certificates and distinctions are more important than attitude – even for entry level clerical positions? Once we are able to reflect on the deliberations we definitely will have much better pool of candidates who otherwise would not be deprived of the opportunity whether overqualified or not.