Thursday 6 September 2018

Furthermore...hastening our fall, as we fail to learn

The government has been trying to highlight the failure of the private sector in driving the Skills Agenda and has been calling them ineffective and corrupt. Unfortunately, the inefficacy of the government structures is as flawed. We have repeatedly been stating that it is important that we radically overhaul the system by creating proper structures with the related capacity building at all levels including senior levels. We also need to create responsive systems for current, reliable information, decision support, and quality assurance. Yet, we keep doing the same things over and over, just refusing to acknowledge ignorance that governs and ineffectiveness of current approaches and practices. Every new initiative is only a regurgitation of the past; the rigour required to plan and implement something well just seems to elude our decision-makers. In the end, they will have no choice but to succumb to the unethical engineering of data and perceptions, or the machinations of external market players with vested interests that will lead us back centuries, only because we fail to recognise and reward merit, commitment, and real effort. This is a colossal waste of taxpayers money and given the burdens that are being borne by honest businesses and individuals, we are pushing them towards unethical practices and non-compliance, and paving the way for eventual anarchy.

It is a real shame that money is being distributed to people by the hordes when it comes to elections, yet we cannot invest wisely in protecting our collective future. India time is running out.