Posts in category: Parakoe University (Benin)

The dangers of a big public sector: findings from my project in Benin

Posted by Niek Huizenga on October 23, 2013

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At this moment I am in Benin working on an entrepreneurship project at the University of Parakou in the West-African country Benin.

Today I had a discussion with some professors and asked them where most of their students end up working. Most of the students start working for the public sector (or end up unemployed).

So public money is spend to educate people to get a job where they are paid with public money… I remember reading an article that, in developing countries, the majority of the jobs are provided by the public sector. Read more...