JIPE Journal of Issues and Practice in Education

Dr. John , A. Soka, ed. (2012) JIPE Journal of Issues and Practice in Education. The Open University of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam. ISBN 1821 5548

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Accessing higher education has been a challenge for many years. The limitations within the institution can cause restricting through redirecting possible means of accessing higher education. Is within the chosen means of admission an individual is categorized as a full member of the institution or remain just an external stakeholder. Through absolute zeal in seeking knowledge comprised by maximizing available means, an individual can succeed to belong to the institution. Therefore, awareness of admission prerequisite unveils the potentiality of a candidate to either proceed with the process or substitute higher education to other opportunities available. Not all aspirants can be quenched by barriers in accessing higher education. There is a possibility of breaking down all hindrances to identify next step in attaining the admired knowledge. Rebuilding the past attainment and accessing required bridging courses are some of the means used for those lagging behind full institutional membership. The admission process is controlled at the institutional level; therefore, institutions need to minimize restrictions for all qualified individuals. Institutions should not be the roadblock of access knowledge; but the societal needs should dictate the limitations in admission. When educational institutions fix the number of students to be admitted without responding to the needs of the society, the submergence of potential manpower and talents prevails. Low admittance hinders the social contribution in building the society due to elevation minority‟s skills. The reason for small number for intake does not outweigh the loss of superior knowledge, and the highest quality of productivity. The challenge of access should be left to the current needs and future of the society.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Curriculum and Instructions
Depositing User: Mr Azizi Kagugu
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2013 06:49
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2013 06:49
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/369

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