A request for permission to ask students in the College of Education to fend for themselves.
“I wrote on behalf of the Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF), to seek your approval for Principals to ask students to fend for themselves effective Monday November 7, 2022,” the National Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF Executive )’s Secretary stated in a statement released earlier today, Monday, October 31, 2022.
Not all majors are created equal and the College of Education falls into that category. Some students, who graduate from this college, end up flipping burgers to support their families; others end up making six-figures a year.
What’s the difference between the two? This article discusses my request for permission to allow future students in this college to fend for themselves as soon as possible so they can learn how to make money with their degree and not just get stuck at Burger King flipping burgers like we did!
I am writing this letter on behalf of a group of professors in the College of Education. We are concerned about our future and want to know what is going to happen when we retire.
Will you help us? It is not enough that we have funded our own retirement through tax-deferred savings accounts, by purchasing annuities, and by taking advantage of 403(b) plans.
Students are not learning how to be self-sufficient because we are doing all their work for them. We should stop this practice and encourage our students to do their own research, write their own papers, and take ownership of what they learn. This will prepare them for real life as it is much different than school.
The Ghana government should provide more funding and support to undergraduates in the College of Education. Students are forced to take out loans, work part-time jobs, and even get second jobs.
Furthermore, it is difficult for these students to find full-time employment upon graduation because they have not had enough real-world experience with a degree that teaches them how to be an educator.
Without funding or support from their university, these students are at risk of becoming homeless after graduating.
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