Higher education in Alaska

Higher education in Alaska

Many of the students are bright and are enthusiastic to become doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers. However, the ability to attend university and achieve a higher education is beyond the reach of most students. Some attempt to enter university by using family savings or borrowing from relatives. Many of these students do not have enough money for food and housing and they eventually are forced to leave as the expenses become too great. They need your help to attain higher education.

How students see their future

One of the students dreams of becoming a doctor. She is now preparing for her “A-level” exams to try to obtain a rare place in a Sri Lanka University. Her chances are about 1 in 350. Despite her being one of the best students in her class, she may not have adequate grades to allow her to enter university. She requires extra tutoring and classes to help her pass the national exams. Another girl also has great ambitions. She would like to become an accountant. Her chances are quite good to enter a private university in Colombo. Another boy wants to become an engineer. But He also faces the highly competitive “A-level” exams in a year.

How the teachers see the students’ future

Although many of the students of Alaska are bright, their probability to enter a university in is not good. The major difficulty is that they are competing with students from larger cities who have better teachers and laboratory equipment than those of us. In order to be competitive, these students from smaller villages have to have additional tutorials to pass “A” level exams. Even with the best grades, they may not be qualified to enter a tops university. Unfortunately, this may lead to an exodus of some of the bright students to enter universities in developing countries where school fees are not too high.