The article below was published in a Kenyan newspaper during a time of violent upheaval in Kenya. After the December 2007 elections, which were suspected to be rigged, there were riots and many people died or were displaced. The lead opposition candidate and the incumbent president both accused the other of wrongdoing, fueling hatred between the two tribes to which they belong and further aggravating the situation. The article raises the question, that if, in situations of turmoil, educated people chose violence as a means as much as those who have no education, then there must be wrong with the education system.
Please feel free to comment on the article or relate it back to your own experiences. Comments do not have to be about Kenya, but just your thoughts and opinions on the education system in general or in your own country.