Music moghul Simon Cowell would encourage his son Eric to leave school at 16.

Cowell says if his two-year-old son with partner Lauren Silverman, isn’t happy in the education system then he would tell him to quit and go and get a job, reports mirror.co.uk.

“I’d say to Eric, ‘Leave at 16 if you want to work’ – 100 per cent I would encourage him. I don’t understand why you want to torture someone to be somewhere where they don’t want to be,” Cowell said on a radio channel.

Instead of working his way through higher education, including university, Cowell said that he would encourage Eric to work for him.

“I wasn’t particularly academic, I found the whole process tedious, monotonous, too many rules, and I made up my mind then, when I’m 16, I’m out,” the 57-year-old said.

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