Business opportunities in education

Indonesia
December 3, 2011 9:44am CST
I have observed the school curriculum has become more and more difficult than before. This makes student get difficulty to absorb if they only learn at school from their teacher. So they must learn more from outside school, this can be either learn from their parents or join courses. This kind of courses are really growing as new business opportunity in education sector. They use the advantage of weaknesses in education system since parents tend to don't have time to teach their children while school it self unable to teach students.Meaning there will always be a high demand on educational business, as simple as mentoring or testing preparation has already enough.. How about in your town? Is there many courses growing also?
3 responses
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
4 Dec 11
Well, there are a lot of courses being offered now as compared to before. In fact, not only on courses but even on preparatory. When I started with education, I started with Grade 1 right away at the age of 6 years old. Now at the age of 4-5 their is already nursery and most likely your child would not be accepted in Grade 1 if you have not gone through nursery. Well, education is indeed a business. Most especially if you go to private schools. As for the courses in college, there is no doubt many more courses are offered due to the advent of technology. The way I look at it, education goes with the trend. As you notice before, nursing courses were a big hit in our college courses here... Now, its information technology that is making waves. Along with that you could also see some short courses from caregiving to culinary. Indeed there is money in education but of course when you get to have a good education, there is also a guarantee that you will later on earn from what you have learned.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
3 Dec 11
yes, of course...Education Ministry had given rule that every campus must teach one or two items related business opportunities and about the business chance.. it will motivate some students for thingking after graduation, not only for becoming a civil servant, but they can make an own business
@GemmaR (8527)
3 Dec 11
I think that offering extra tuition to children is a growing business now, because achieving highly in schools is something that is very important to parents because they know just how competitive the job market is. If our children don't get the absolute highest grades, then that might mean that they never manage to get the job that they deserve just because so many other children these days are being educated to the highest levels. In our town there are a lot of teachers offering weekend tuition charging £10 an hour, and a lot parents do actually take them up on that offer.