As the price tag on college is shooting up and the amount of federal funds are minuscule in comparison, students are relying on private loans to cover their education (McGuire). Increasing federal funds would drive the need for private student loans down substantially, eliminating one of the biggest problems in the student loan crisis. A lack of private loans would mean a lack of sky-high interest rates that cause many borrowers to default on their payments. Student loans aren’t tightly regulated in terms of protections around interest rates and default which allows lenders to “[treat student loans] more like credit cards, with variable interest rates as high as 18% and terms set by the lenders” (McGuire). These unbelievably high-interest rates are what cause a big problem when repaying student loans.
There was a drop in Science subject choice for students in secondary schools especially for those going for Advanced Secondary Education in Tanzania. Studies reveal that the teaching and learning of Science is more theoretical than observational, experiential and experiment based, this situation affects the interest of students to take these subjects in their higher studies( the then minister for Education and Vocational Training Prof. Jummanne Magembe, 2008). Mjege Kinyota (2013), Students perceptions
First, some students face completion risk because they may drop out of college. Second, some students may not be able to find a job matching their high education level, so they fall short of the average income compared with typical college graduate. Furthermore, Elsevier states that the majority of the macroeconomic literature on economic returns to education employs measures of the quantity of schooling, averaged across the working-age population. It is poor education quality and education condition that bring about low labor productivity. Therefore, the government must pay more attention to the quality of schools because economic growth depends on the knowledge and skills of the
In the conflict perspective, education is doing the exact opposite; it promotes and reinforces the inequality of the society among their students. Covaleskie (2014) explains the credentialism. Before, there was the lesser number of people who could actually afford to go to the college and attain the degree, which led to a higher opportunity for them to obtain a profession with higher income. However, once the number of people with Bachelor’s Degree increased, such degree no longer serves a function of guaranteeing one’s opportunity of getting a job. The more disastrous outcome is that achieving such level become less advantageous while not achieving it has some serious consequences (p.99-100).
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Namibia now has a national commitment on improving mathematics performance as mathematics skills are viewed as fundamental for transforming the Namibian nation into a knowledge based economy (NIED, 2010). Nambira et al. (2009) did a study that sought to determine reasons for poor performance in Mathematics, and found that the low performance in Mathematics lies in the teaching approaches, lack of learning resources and the implementation of the syllabus. Similar results were earlier found by DNEA (2004) cited in NIED (2010) in a study to determine reasons for poor performance in Mathematics, and the study results includes shortage in learners’ motivation to learn, availability of teaching materials and methods of presentation. In a study conducted by NIED (2010), learners were asked for suggestions to improve their performance and among others mentioned that teachers should adjust their teaching approaches and take views of learners into consideration.
The Gender Gap in Higher Education The gap with respect to the gender gap in the higher educational degree is one of the troublesome issues for the academic domains (Buchmann, DiPrete, & McDaniel, 2007). Worldwide, for example, as per one of the surveys, there is 14% gap found when it comes to boys against girls, who pursuit higher studies. In fact, many other studies throw new light on the subsequent potential issues due to this gap, such as improper distribution of workforce, salary disparities in boys and girls, discrimination, inadequate staffing and so
Universities teach computer science not from a job-training perspective, but rather from the viewpoint that it intends to create researchers and academics. This is evident not only in the curriculum, which emphasizes theoretical concepts unlikely to be use in the workplace, but also in the expectation that students behave in a way that they are unlikely to in the real world. The consequences of this are obvious. Within the UK, computer science suffers from staggeringly high graduate unemployment. Students who graduated in the academic year 2014 to 2015 face a ten-percent unemployment rate.
This creates low social mobility because children raised in poverty are more likely to be poor as adults. Each year, child poverty reduces productivity and economic output by about 1.3 percent of GDP, raises the costs of crime by the same, and raises health expenditures and reduces the value of health by 1.2 percent of GDP (Holzer etc). These figures do not include the costs from poor adults who weren’t poor as children and other costs not associated with low productivity, crime and health. “When adults are unable to meet their full potential in society, they contribute less productively to the economy” (Five Effects of Poverty). In short, if fewer people were in poverty and more were employed, the economy would benefit
Hence the efficiency of e-learning in tertiary education is worth to be discussed. To study the effectiveness of e-learning in higher education, Valentina Arkorful and Nelly Abaidoo from College of Distance Education had written a journal article named The Role of E-learning, the Advantages and Disadvantages of Its Adoption in Higher Education. This article provided a scholarly background after reviewing the literatures about e-learning. There are three points to be reviewed, which is the consistency of argument, the structure of argument, and the clarity of the argument. First and foremost, the article is lack of consistency.