The article BA kids: kicking calculators to the curb by Cindy Friedman published 20 October 2014 in the Perdeby (the varsity rag) refers.

“Do we trust standing on a bridge built by the engineering student, the accountant with our life’s savings or a doctor with our life if they scraped a pass?”

My doctor graduated Medicine Summa Cum Laude. She still had to pull out a textbook to diagnose me. We study to pass the exam. Not specifically to reassure future clients. So, yes. Because even with their 50% mark, they know 100% more than I do about the subject matter.

If everyone was getting a degree summa cum laude, would you trust the system that taught them?

Zama Nzimande (@Zama_Nzimande)



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