Many people desire to acquire higher education at the Barbados Community College. In doing so there could be many challenges that accompany this. Students, whether part-time or full-time, are affected by the issues they encounter. Some of these challenges can be solved by adopting the following guidelines listed below.
One of the major challenges students are faced with, especially part-time students, is financial difficulties. Tuition costs for part-time students are far greater compared to the tuition cost of full-time students. For example, A three-year associate degree for a local student, full-time, costs six hundred and thirty dollars while a three-year associate degree for a local student, part-time, costs five thousand dollars. As a result of these high prices, some students were forced to withdraw from programs. In addition, students have to purchase books and or materials which varies between one to four hundred dollars. Furthermore, students spend an average of forty dollars, or more, a week in bus fare or gas to attend college in order to satisfy an eighty percent class attendance - to qualify to sit final examinations. To resolve this issue, students can get a part-time job and budget his or her money properly. Getting a job will enable students to have money to purchase books, pay tuition and pay bus fare and budgeting will safeguard students against overspending.
Another hardship faced by many students is time management. Time management is prioritizing the amount of time spent on specific activities to increase productivity. Majority of the course work done at college is completed outside of the classroom. This course work involves researching projects, writing assignments and tests. Students not only find it difficult to balance this workload against his or her social life but also to keep focus. Whether part-time or full-time, students are easily distracted by both essential and non-essential activities: working, doing laundry, looking...
Reasons for Not Pursuing a HigherEducation
November 15, 2014
Reasons for Not Pursuing a HigherEducation
Although many people believe you have to have a highereducation; a lot of people do not feel it is necessary to have a highereducation. There are many reasons people choose not to pursue ahighereducation. A few of those reasons include: possible debt incurred, not being guaranteed a higher paying job and success can be achieved without having a degree.
Some people believe that getting a highereducation is worth the possible debt no matter what because they believe they will be making a better life for their families, or they will be guaranteed higher paying jobs. However, a recent report released by Mintel in April of 2014, states the percentage of consumers who think student loans are a good investment dropped from 54% in 2012 to just 20% in 2014. (Andrus 2014) Danielle Andrus stated in 2014, “Mintel surveyed 2,217 Americans 18 and older.” (Andrus 2014)
Even with a highereducation, not everyone can afford their loan payments, because they are so high. “In 2012, the majority of respondents were paying less than $300 a month (79%), and only 21% had payments...
Is HigherEducation Worth the Price?
A recent study shows that less than sixty percent of students can be graduate form four-year colleges. Interestingly, tuition of most of American colleges improves fast year by year. Beth Pinsker said in his article “The message that everyone should go to college does a disservice to the 60 percent of students who do not finish their degrees within six years, according to new research from Brookings Center on Children and Families, a non-partisan research center in Washington. These students end up with debt that is not recouped by higher salaries later in life.” (Pinsker) Many Americans choose to work for money instead come a college to get a degree these years. Does College do not worth its price? I am dis agree with it. I advocate that highereducation is a value, preservation, and stable investment in a person’s life.
In the first place, colleges have some systemic way to teach you the social knowledge. An unreliable source said that the first college of American was Harvard found in 1636.So College system works four hundred years in American and still doing well today. College knows what kind of people could be success. Therefore, people should trust this system because four hundred years never change it. Also, college can help people find what you are interesting and what you want to do in the future....
...the factors for graduate unemployment. The factors are weak English which is 56%,bad social etiquette 36%,demand too much pay 32%,degrees not relevant 30%,fresh grads too choosy 23% and no vacancies 14%
So I am here today to give all of you view what is actually causes of this unemployment that have become serius problem in our country nowadays
First off all,I would like to explain what is actually graduate umemployment means.
Unemployment occurs when a person is available to work and seeking work but currently without work,graduates are unable to secure job after graduating from respective universities and collage universities.Graduate unemployment is unemployment among people with an academic degree.Researchers have voiced that highereducation institutions, the job market and the needs of the labor market for graduates are different in comparison to twenty years ago.
Statistic shown that most of the umemployed graduates are from IT-related fields, and breakdown of the umemployment graduates are,Malay 96.33%,Chinese: 1.73%,India:1.70%,and Others:0.24%.
First causes unemployment in Malaysia is lack of experience.
Ladies and gentleman,
Nowadays, the employer will find the worker who had a lot of experienced one compared to the one without experience. Lack of experience and skills are also causes of graduate unemployment. Generally, most organizations prefer to employ graduates with experience. Furthermore, in Malaysia, the private...
..."Importance of highereducation in the development of my personal life career "
In modern society, education becomes a marketable commodity in the market of educational services. It is becoming more important role in the choice of a young man of values scale because it determines the careers and salaries but this is not the main thing that encourages us to achieve it. People talking that after graduating high school, you enter the real world. It is a time to mature, grow up, and start making your own decisions. However, I did not take it near as serious as I should have. It’s a critical moment in my life, where the choices I make during the next few years will dramatically affect the rest of my life. Seeing how I didn’t take the first step to the real world serious, I was placed on Vilnius University International Business school. I was introduced into the field of business by my father who became a successful businessman and, to this day, loves every minute of his job. Being a very curious child, I kept gathering all the information he ever told me and now, as I choose my future path, I know with certainly that it is a business career that I am attracted to. I am determined to follow my father`s footsteps and make an even better career than his. Since childhood, my family has changed its living location many times. Moving from town to town not only did not affect my grades, but even helped me to learn how to...
Effective Test Item Constructions Techniques
Teaching faculties of Public and Private Universities
HigherEducation Institutions (HEI)
NTS also contributes in human resource development (HRD) by organizing training and capacity building workshops. Realizing the fact that in Pakistan no proper institute exist to impart training on an internationally recognized and standardized testing / examination paper construction and marking techniques, NTS in collaboration with HigherEducation Commission (HEC) has designed a series of workshops for teaching faculties of Public and Private Sector universities and HigherEducation Institutions of the country.
The overall objective of the workshops is to acquaint universities and HEI faculty members with the pre-steps in student's evaluation in semester system and effective test item constructions techniques. The main objectives of the workshops are:
• To acquaint participants with test and evaluation paper development techniques in a specified subject.
• To enable participants with knowledge, skills and techniques of efficient paper marking.
For the purpose, NTS and HEC have developed a training module on “Effective Test Item Construction Techniques” by engaging educational/ psychometric experts from various faculties of HEC affiliated universities/ educational institutions. The objectives of the module...
...HigherEducation in Nursing Should be a Requirement
When people get sick, they are sensitive about the quality of care they receive. Today everybody looks for advanced health care from highly educated health care professionals. Is there any reality behind it? Could it be the high- education that enables nurses to provide high quality patient care? Although general nursing program provides basic education for nurses,highereducation will equip the nursing professionals with skills, knowledge and competence to provide quality care to patients.
Advantages of Baccalaureate-Degree Level In Nursing
First of all, college level education will aid the nursing professionals to creatively and constructively respond to rapid changes in health care systems in the modern technological world. The purpose of highereducation in Baccalaureate level is to empower the nursing staff to provide excellent holistic care to all as well as inculcate in them a strong desire for knowledge and to aspire for advanced degrees in this profession.
Moreover, highereducation will open new horizon for nursing professionals beyond bedside care to administration, research and management. Nursing is a combination of science and art. While basic training will encourage nurses to care for patients compassionately irrespective of age, creed, color,...
...Prior to the Civil War, highereducation for African American students was nearly nonexistent. The small percentage who did receive education, such as Thurgood Marshall, often studied in informal and sometimes aggressive settings. Some were forced to educate themselves completely. Some schools for elementary and secondary training existed, such as the Institute for Colored Youth, a school started in the early 1830’s by a group of Philadelphia Quakers. A college education was also offered to a limited number of scholars at schools like Oberlin College in Ohio and Berea College in Kentucky. Between 1861 and 1870, the American Missionary Association (AMA) founded seven black colleges and 13 normal (teaching) schools. Many of these institutions, along with the private historical black colleges and universities founded later by the AMA, the Freedmen’s Bureau, and black churches, became the backbone of black highereducation, producing African American leaders for generations to come.(collegeview.com)
In the years succeeding the Civil War, with the 13th Amendment’s abolition of slavery and reconstruction in the South, things began to change. “In November 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War, members of the First Congregational Society of Washington considered establishing a theological seminary for the education of African-American clergymen. Within a few weeks, the...
Maryland State HigherEducation Conditions
Mary A. Swanagan
HE510: Foundations of HigherEducation
Professor Heather Scott
April 1st, 2014
Maryland State HigherEducation Conditions
For this assignment I chose the state of Maryland to research highereducation conditions and according to the report of the ‘HigherEducation Transition Work Group’,” the state of Maryland enjoys one of the finest systems of highereducation in the nation. In order for the state to remain one of the finest systems of highereducation in the nation it will need to provide adequate and predictable funding for all segments of highereducation. (Hrabowski, III & Kendall, 2007). This may be true because according to Measuring Up data in 2008, the state of Maryland scored an A- in preparing young people for college even though there are gaps in ethnicity. Although Maryland is the top state in student performance on advanced placement tests they only score fair on college entrance exams while eighty - nine percent of Blacks have a high school credential, compared with 94% of Whites. Only thirty-two percent of black young adults are enrolled in college, compared with 42% of whites. This data garnered Maryland a C in participation. An F rating was...