There is still a premium in terms of getting a job, if you complete a matric.— Professor Murray Leibbrandt, UCT
You earn 40% more with a matric than if you only finished Grade-11.— Professor Murray Leibbrandt, UCT
The matric certificate is still valuable in the labour market.
So says Professor Murray Leibbrandt of the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.
Frank Magwegwe (in for Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show) interviewed Leibbrandt.
Listen to the interview in the audio below.
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