Dropping Out of University

After reading all these comments, I've come to the sad conclusion that Kenya is a long way from developing.
Everyone here is talking about how a pass cannot give you a job, blah blah... how you should finish that and get another degree etc.

What's the purpose of a degree? Is it simply a paper to get a job? Where are these jobs you keep talking about?
These people have been drilled since nursery to study hard and get a good job, and they have refused to get out of that reality. Unfortunately, most have condemned themselves to living paycheck after paycheck.

In my view, a degree is simply meant to give you knowledge to enrich yourself, not the paper to work for others and enrich them.
I know most of Kenya's university education is shit, but if you're serious you can finish with some skills. We're in 2017 for fs. There are many opportunities of making money with whatever skill you have, both physically and online.
These guys advising that you need papers will forever remain poor or average, and in the process condemn Kenya to the same fate.
Americans, Chinese, South African, Nigerians etc. have an incredible entrepreneurial spirit and often times travel many miles to come and employ Kenyans with papers.

In your case, since you are almost done, it's only logical that you complete. But you've said you're doing well financially. Double on whatever you've been making money on. Use that money to make more money. Whether you eventually choose to return to the field you studied is up to you.

But this attitude with the vast majority of Kenyans is tiring and will condemn the country's future. Get a degree - Get a job - Get a masters - Get a promotion.
Guess what, I took a break on my first degree (might still return), and right now I've employed several degree holders. I get job requests from masters holders all the time.
Someone stated something about finishing a degree giving investors confidence about your delivery. That is high nonsense. It has never turned up and I've never heard of a situation where it turned up.

People, change your attitude. Attend university/college for the skills, not the certificate.
this comment needs to be pinned, words of wisdom they are.
 

Giggz

Village Elder
People need to stop using these people as an argument for not finishing school. For every drop out like bill gates who made it there are hundreds who got fucked in life
Those f**k ups don't matter, we are inspired by success unless you are a pessimist. By the way a business can fail and you will dig out that certificate.
 

Deorro

New Villager
After reading all these comments, I've come to the sad conclusion that Kenya is a long way from developing.
Everyone here is talking about how a pass cannot give you a job, blah blah... how you should finish that and get another degree etc.
oya, kwani wewe umesoma post gani? everyone has encouraged him to complete his degree with the exception of @Quanstrom who is the only person who said those things that you have listed
please read through the replies again before you claim everyone
 

Luther12

Village Sponsor
I would be willing to continue with my education, but my GPA took a very serious hit in my junior years that it is beyond redemption. I passed very well last semester with A's and just one B. However, with the few units remaining, the best I can get is a pass even if I score straight A's. Honestly, a PASS is worthless. I dont think it would help me with the education inflation everywhere. It seems like throwing good money (fees+time I would use for my business), after bad money (poor grade which is guaranteed).

Who says it’s worthless? Education is perhaps the only resource whose acquisition does not suffer diminishing returns. Masomo haijawahi kuwa hasara.
 
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sitaki

Village Elder
While I can not influence your decision to continue or not, I can give you my personal take as a dropout. I dropped out in my second year since I got an opportunity to work on a decent sized project, at first I differed, my thinking being that if the project failed I would go back, but the project went well and I manged to get referrals from that and as they say the rest is history.

That is my specific case, and funny enough my friend also did not graduate due to several fails, and he is also doing good, but that is in IT, a field where not finishing college might actually work in ones favor, but fields like engineering I think one needs the certificate and other certifications to move ahead, lakini the engineers around can give better advice on that.
 

ampex

Village Elder
Najua wa pass wawili wako Kengen and Kentraco. No connections. The former after internship alibeba mawe two years Kengen ndani. The later alikaa uni for 9yrs. He was a joker. (always smiles and laughs never seen him sad) Paper flani ya 3rd year ilipotea akiwa 5th year supreme ikamua arudi 3rd year then tukafanya 1yr more for us to be eBK registered. Mwingine in his 40s alitujoin 2nd year (diploma manenoz) sai ako mbele sana Kengen
 

sitaki

Village Elder
Who says it’s worthless? Education is perhaps the only resource whose acquisition does not suffer diminishing returns. Masomo haijawahi kuwa hasara.
true, its very rewarding when one completes school and gets to apply the skills gained in life - but I think one problem we have is that guys get into courses they have no idea of, and considering our system is one which is geared more towards locking out people you find guys in careers that turn out to be disastrous to them.

I like the american system where one takes some basic courses then later can choose, say for example to get into law school or medicine or the others, gives one some time to make a better decision unlike our system, especially in the past where JAB could push one anywhere and changing was very hard.
 
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