@Sven Groot: that's sad, people should not be forced to take an education.

It creates poor students, they are unmotivated, teachers are not happy teaching them. Let them work! They can do a part time study or learn on the job.

Many of my friends don't have a higher education or even a highschool diploma, they are doing just fine. I myself am not educated in programming and I'd like to consider myself a bit of an expert. No employer ever asked me why I don't have a ict degree, never.