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Fuck my country's universities, fucking greedy assholes that ruin lives, suck wallets and sucks life from the young.

I'm currently studying something completely non related to programming: History. And I really love it. I love reading 1000 pages for each test and essay and talking about the problem of naming the Cold War a war and cold and etc. The problem is that I won't make as much money as I would make even as a self taught developer.

After considering my possibilities, I thought I could enter the computer science carreer. I don't know how this works in other countries but here you would have to study 3 years of an engineering common plan and then specialise in some sort of industrial engineering while getting an specialisation also in computer science. After some counting, I got to the conclusion that I would be studying 6 years (or more), and wasting half of those years learning stuff that I would never use nor care about.

But that's not all. This semester I took the introductory class for programming. It's pretty basic stuff but at least they teach a little bit about algorithms and problem solving. It turns out that a friend of mine that's about to graduate from computer science applied as a helper for the prof. I was so excited I could finally talk with someone about code!

Since the start of the semester I have been passing a lot of time with him and talking about the future. Turns out he doesn't understand shit about code but somehow he learns everything by hard and has passed every computer science course without having any practical abilities. I don't blame him, he's studying hard and playing by the rules, and turns out that he has wasted precious time of his life also learning biology, chemistry, structural engineering, hidraulic engineering, transportation engineering and a ton of engineerings that he won't use.

If the university would instead take that time to teach better courses of practical programming or leave him some time to try out the stuff he learns by hard, he wouldn't have to hear me talking about stuff he doesn't comprehend but feels that should, and wouldn't be utterly depressed, he wouldn't take SIX years to learn less than what he could learn in less than THREE years. And this isn't just a random university, it is one of the 2 best universities we have here and was in 2014 the best of all Latin America.

And wait, here comes the best part. In my country, levels of education are heavily stratified. After school, superior studies give different titles according to the time you've been studying. Yes just the time. And these titles are what your employers will see to give you different work positions. So for studying a 2 year carreer you get a technic job which pays well but not too well, then at 4 years you get a license title which only proves that you know stuff, then at 5 or more (depending on what you are studying) you get a professional degree and will get payed as a full fledged professional. So here, even though in other countries it takes 6 years to have a masters in engineering, they give you just the engineering degree, and it would take 2 (or more) more years to have a master. Even though you can totally teach engineering in 4 years, here they take BY LAW 2 years more, while paying what a fucking full stack of pairs of kidneys would cost in the black market.

So fuck that shit, I won't be throwing my money at any university. I hope they get reformed soon becouse this is fucking dumb, really really dumb. Like 2 year old shit dumb. I'll just learn a bit more, make some projects until I have a decent portfolio and apply to some company that cares for real knowledge and not just a piece of paper with letters and a shitty logo on it.

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    I don't want to disregard people studying in unis, nor graduated people, nor universities themselves. I respect the knowledge they impart and I would totally recommend an 18 year old to get into one considering the knowledge you can get there. I'm pissed with the system we have here as I can't give myself the luxury of wasting so much time and money (I'm still young but I have to be independent as fast as possible due to some personal issues).
  • 0
    i hear you
  • 0
    maybe a coding bootcamp is something for you?

    https://www.coderhouse.com/

    http://desafiolatam.com
  • 0
    @DVZ96 sounds like Germany? Or Scandinavian country hehe
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    Sounds like a good idea. I'll have to check it out. @heyheni
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    @ClemFrieckie Latin America .... where does Germany come in that ?
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    Doesn't sound like Germany at all, we have specialized cs courses and degrees. Also university is not free, but quite cheap in comparison. Only the time it takes to reach a degree is mostly underestimated, but nobody cares about that in the end.
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    Well i want just guessing. Norhing important.
  • -1
    I agree with your position. The education system is more likely to interfere with education because of the large number of tasks that are meaningless, but they must be completed. For example, why should I write an essay if I am a developer? I just order it at https://edubirdie.com/argumentative... and then go about my business. Sometimes the argumentative essay writing service helps out, but still there remains a huge number of meaningless tasks that must be completed in order to maintain academic performance.
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