Elon Musk says college is basically for fun but not for learning

Elon Musk says college is basically for fun but not for learning

- Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer (CEO), Elon Musk has played down the necessity of college education

- The technology entrepreneur stated that he favours seeing whether somebody can work hard at something

- Musk said colleges are basically for fun and to prove you can do your chores, but they're not for learning

Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk on Monday, March 9, told an audience at a Satellite 2020 conference in Washington DC that people do not need to attend college to learn stuff.

Musk made the statement when an audience member asked him about the necessity of college education at the conference, CNBC reports.

Elon Musk says college is basically for fun but not for learning

Elon Musk says colleges are basically for fun
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The technology entrepreneur said he favours seeing whether somebody can work hard at something.

Musk noted that colleges are basically for fun and to prove you can do your chores, but they're not for learning.

Michael Sheetz, a space reporter for the CNBC disclosed that Musk stated that a smart engineer makes dumb mistakes by optimizing something that doesn't exist and advised against optimizing something that doesn't exist.

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Meanwhile, the African Youth Survey 2020 has revealed that its young people are optimistic about the future of the continent despite many problems facing it.

The optimism is said to be driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, a post-colonial mindset, entrepreneurship, and confidence in a shared African identity.

According to the survey, African youths believe they can solve problems collaboratively, and are hopeful of fighting corruption, achieving peace and improving their personal living conditions.

The African Youth Survey 2020 has revealed that its young people are optimistic about the future of the continent despite many problems facing it.

The optimism is said to be driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, a post-colonial mindset, entrepreneurship, and confidence in a shared African identity.

According to the survey, African youths believe they can solve problems collaboratively, and are hopeful of fighting corruption, achieving peace and improving their personal living conditions.

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Fourteen African countries were used in conducting the survey, in which citizens of those countries were asked series of questions.

The countries include Nigeria, Ghana, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In another news, a Nigerian lady, Adebola Adeyemi, has given credence to the fact that delay is not denial when she was finally inducted into the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).

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Adeyemi was inducted into NSE on Wednesday, February 26, after becoming an electronic and electrical engineer.

Legit.ng notes that before becoming an engineer, a subject denied Adeyemi three admissions consecutively into pre-degree programme.

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