Education in your country.

@laurika (4536)
United States
September 16, 2007 1:44pm CST
I would liek to know how it is with education in your country.Is it important to have a college or you can find a good job just with high school?How it is with fees?CAn anybody afford to go to college?and how long does it take to finish it. In Slovakia can go everybody to the college, but at first you have to have diploma from high school. Going to the college is not cheap and you need pretty much money for books and other neccesarry stuff.But you can take also student loans, what a lot of students are using know.Time of studu depend of the school.The shortest college is 4 years and the longest is 6 years. But after you finish, you can find the most time a good job and earn good money.But not only college is important also knowledge of foreign languages like english, german and so..
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
17 Sep 07
Of late Education is run on part with industries, I mean commercial scale. A lot of people are engaged in opening schools and colleges, seeking new persons to get admitted with capitation fees. There is no dearth for institutions and there is no dearth for students. Everywhere it is housefull. One cannot find a good job after highschool. One should undergo a professional course (fitter, turner, electrician, tv mechanic etc.) There are millions who take up to Information Technology. India can boast of one of the largest countries in the world which exports educated people!! Millions migrate to foreign countries for higher studies and jobs.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
17 Sep 07
Yeah that is true.All the time when I go to a doctor I see at least one person there who is from India.It was very surprising to me India has so many well educaterd people.I always though people don't have enough money there to go to college.
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
18 Sep 07
Eventoday to get higher education, if a student gets very high marks (distinction) in Pre University studies, higher education is not expensive even today. Only those who get average marks, will have to pay capitation fees and join colleges for higher education. Those who go abroad, must have had two year special course at US Univesity besides a post graduation in India. Sometimes, they go abroad to get doctorate degree.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
18 Sep 07
Oh Thank you for explanation.Now I know more about your country and system in education.
• United States
17 Sep 07
It is quite the same way here in the States, you have to have a college degree to get a decent job. However, you must also have experience to go along with that degree. I feel that employers are not willing to give anyone a shot unless they have a degree even if they have the experience. It is a textbook definition of a Catch-22.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
17 Sep 07
Well but I hear college doesn't really mother in USA.I hear you are same paid, if you have a college compare with somebody who has only high school, while you are in the same position.I hear if they would give you higher wage it is discrimination, so how it is really?i am confused.
• Malaysia
16 Sep 07
Am sorry Laurika...my big laughs to your texts of "liek" really really 'smokes over troubled water'..HA HA HA HA HA...are you on racing for your number of postings....HA HA HA HA....OK! OK! OK!...now I'm serious for answering and I understood for your "liek" meant for. In Malaysia, there are 20 Public Higher Educational Institute and its status verified by government as University. For private college there are 600 plus in numbers. And about 50 of it, offers twin-programs with major universities abroad. And for students they will be provided "students' loan" for students in/at the respective university and college. For diploma course available for three(3) years, bachelor degree for 5 years, masters degree 14 months(at least) and Ph.D. for 3 years.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
17 Sep 07
I am sorry for that liek.I wasn't really in rush, but I dont read after myself, that's the problem. I see the time of reaching diploma is very different in your country as is in mine.
@drannhh (15237)
• United States
16 Sep 07
Here more and more people are going to college than before, but the curriculum is not nearly as robust any more. Decreased emphasis on language requirements is a good example. It is possible for some people to achieve financial security without a college education, but the purpose of education here is not just job preparation, but also to make the student a well-rounded person. College grads tend to develop broader views and to have a higher overall satisfaction with life. Travel, of course, is another good way to get an education. Also, there is a trend now for people who did not have a chance to go to college when they were young to take classes after retirement. In many areas the tuition is waived for "senior citizens" and there is a new category of instruction called "leisure learning."
@laurika (4536)
• United States
16 Sep 07
YEah I just have a friend, who is over 40 abd just started to study 2 years ago.i admire him, it is great thing, while he has 2 kids and wife. I agree with you about traveling.You can recieve so much education with traveling, knowing other countries, history, people,...
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
Here in the Philippines, a college education is a must..so you can finf agood and decent job after. However,unemployment rate keeps on rising so even graduates find it hard to find a job..thanks for the call centers though..it provided a lot of job opportunities here. There are several public schools here to but even fees are waived or free still it is expensive to get a college degree.