Suntosh Pillay
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/ 17 July 2007

Do varsities produce free thinkers?

The psychologist BF Skinner, in 1964, said: “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” Do universities provide an adequate education to South Africa’s budding social scientists? Having experienced the university system from the inside, I think I am fairly well placed to critique what I believe are the dilemmas of a tertiary education, writes Suntosh Pillay.