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December 17, 2018
Somehow Higher Education
Higher education is a final stage of formal learning, thus crucial to individuals’ career
growth and development as it equips them with the skills and knowledge they need to compete in
the workplace. It is one stage that not all people finish, because of several reasons like costly
tuition fee, lack of desire for it, and other challenges like success before higher education.
According to Esson, and Hubert, people believe that to secure jobs, they need to acquire higher
education (1265). People need to go beyond high school to colleges and universities to get
degrees, master’s degrees and PhDs because it improves their networks, get better jobs and
respect in the society. This paper discusses the cause of school drop out before higher education
or during higher education and its effects to the individuals.
The first cause of higher education dropout is high cost of education. With the constant
rise in higher education cost, most students drop out especially when they do not have financial
assistances from their families or the government. Lack of financial support from the families
and the government can make the student seek financial funds from different places including
part time jobs. In this case, the student would lose focus and aim at gaining financial stability
more than their education. Focusing on work can lead to frequent absenteeism which may be the
cause of the dropouts since the students lose a lot. Lack of financial funds mainly occurs in under
developed and developing countries. This is because education in these countries is still growing
and the students cannot gain financial assistance.
Another cause of higher education dropout is isolation in the study environment. Often,
students find it hard to associate with faculty members to seek assistance with their course work.
Pursuing higher education is a new experience for the students and therefore they find it har...