No. I love education, and I believe you should pursue the highest level of education available for your field. I would rather observe my children for their strengths, weaknesses, and interests and nurture their potential as a child.
Say for instance, my child loves cooking, and they express a strong interest in art, I would rather invest my money sending them to France or Italy to train with a well-known chef, than spending my money on math tutors. Executive chefs are well respected and make a great income, so why delay your child's success pushing them to do something they are not good at?
Further, I absolutely hate meeting adults who think that all there is to life is a 9-5 to job with a slight hope of promotion. There is so much out there other than working in an office. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with aspiring for that (I am doing the same to an extent) but I just think you close yourself off to so many opportunities when all you deem as success is working in an office.
Also, if my kids didn't get a 4-year degree, I would do my best to expose them to some of the things they may miss out on because of that, such as networking or socializing with like-minded people.
Last, not going to college doesn't mean you don't have to strive or work hard. Its not an excuse for mediocrity. I don't care what you do, just do it well and give it your all. Be successful.
Oh, and woohoo for Nigerians!
Edited by uppitynegroid - Oct 08 2013 at 9:05am