Category: Education

Details On Education

The Youth Agenda TV series will be discussing a number of interesting topics and subjects in education:

• By education we want to look at how our present educational system can become globally competitive and more importantly, effective enough to translate into a problem solving tool for young people and the country in a practical way.

• We will be examining our present education system and would hear from young people (i.e. student leaders etc) about what possible changes need to be made to better the system in order to make it more effective to produce the results required for the growth of the country.

• We would also want to understand to what extent the present education system at the tertiary level is able to meet the demands of the job market/corporate environment. Some have argued that, the disconnect between our education system and the job market is what fully explains why graduate unemployment is on the rise. Others add that our education is too theoretical, less practical and out of touch with the corporate global market today. The platforms brings these matters together to better understand what the real challenges are with regards to our education system today.

• Again we would be examining and bringing to the fore the issue of choice of courses from the junior high to the tertiary level and whether these choice of courses have any bearing or relationship with future career goals. Our research has shown that most students especially those at the junior high and senior level struggle to connect their career goals to the subjects they are reading and therefore brings to light the problem of lack of academic/career counselors and counseling units in our public schools that who be responsible for helping students pick the right course programs that sit well with their future career goals. Through this program we would enable students learn what right courses to pursue that would make choosing their career paths a little easier and less confusing.

• The program will also be providing overseas scholarship application information to viewers who have the desire to study abroad.