Unfortunately, blokes like us never got the chance to peer too deeply into the thorny thickets (or should that be, still waters?) of academia, did we, Bill?
Back then, the (then) Powers That Be were in a hurry to "crank the handle" (of the sausage machine) and get us out to work as soon as possible. After all, back in those days there was still a great deal of real
work that needed to be done.
These days, fertile young minds are encouraged to linger
a little longer before venturing forth into the workplace. That way it makes the so-called "government"'s NEET figures look a little less discouraging.
* Master in Biomed Administration