There are degrees of education and qualifications

A person can be well educated without having a degree. Steenhuisen is such a person. He is a Master of Arts (MA) in parliament.

Democratic Alliance Chief Whip John Steenhuisen’s academic record has evoked debates which must be disentangled. First, this is not about fake qualifications. Second, you don’t need a university degree in order to be an effective politician. Neither the law nor any political party rules require public representatives to be graduates.

There are degrees of education and qualifications
There are degrees of education and qualifications

There are degrees of education and qualifications

A person can be well educated without having a degree. Steenhuisen is such a person. He is a Master of Arts (MA) in parliament.

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