Most Poles, whether men or women, don't complete higher education and those that do often end up with Micky Mouse degrees that have grand titles.
I would agree with this assessment 30+ years ago but not now. I mean the meaningless titles.
Higher Education institutions are still evolving but under the "supply and demand" rules, nothing is free.
What's the point graduating and have Zero chance of getting the job.
I have female friend who is studying psychology in Cracow 3rd year now, and she is asking this question, "what's the point"?
She went studying under the pressure of family.
if the parents (one or both) have higher education, there is that pressure that you must get one too.
And to ab123usaro, tell your partner that he was out of line, I would stress strongly how much he hurted you.