Tertiary Students Active

2013-08-07 14:50

South Africans has always been faced with a lot of financial difficulties when it comes to tertiary education. The basis of this vicious cycle is rooted in the education system. We have heard the stories, from government officials not delivering textbooks, to university students dropping out on the verge of their degree completion. It’s about time we stopped talking about the “problem” and started implementing solutions.

A way to maybe start cutting the numbers of tertiary students down is by getting people involved in extra-curricular activities that are constructive in the various campuses and schools around the country. You are probably wondering why this is important or won’t it just be a waste of the students study time. It is important that we realise that when an individual gets involved in extra-curricular activities you open your world up to another world that could very well present new and exciting opportunities.

Selecting which extra-curricular you should get involved in quite easy. You just need to find something that interests you. Should you still not find one, then select something that is in line with what you are studying (normally you study about something you love or enjoy). This is actually very important that it is executed properly because should it not be, then the whole exercise becomes insipid and an utter waste of time. You do not want to find yourself helping out at an animal shelter but you don’t enjoy getting dirty. That would just be ridiculous and funny too.

Time management is a an important aspect of this whole exercise. When you get into extra-curricular activities, you essentially need them to also work for you and not against you. Should the person not possess time management skills, they can fortunately be developed and usually at no cost(There are a lot of time management courses online as well as public lecture that are free of charge, you just need to find one). At no point does a student or learner want to find themselves under tons of pressure due to time and not being able to complete their objectives set out at their school or institution.

You are probably wondering what this article has to do with tertiary students or playing a part in solving the education crisis in South Africa. Well let me break it down for everyone. Firstly by becoming proactive. You open your world to exciting activities as I mentioned earlier in the article. These activities could be vital to you not dropping out due to financial reasons. By being proactive in your community, you give a potential employer a chance to see you firsthand and what you are capable of. That could see potential employers offer their financial assistance to you as a student. Basically this means that people will be willing to “invest” in you. By having more students enter tertiary level education as well as remainig there to complete their studies, then the natural thing would be seeing a rise in the skills department of the country. The more skill we have the brighter the country's future will look. This will then flow over to having more competent people in the education ministry. So ladies and gentlemen, don’t just sit there. Get up and get busy living. Stay winning.


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