Student's talk about higher education

img1According to a new study by the College Board, the majority of students who just completed their freshman year of college feel that higher education is essential and worth the time and expense. But they do wish high school had prepared them better, writes Liz Dwyer at Good.is.

Nearly one-quarter of students were required to take non-credit remedial courses during their freshman year, while 54 percent reported that their college classes were “more difficult than they expected in terms of what students needed to know and what was required to get good grades.”

 

The curriculum taught in high school isn’t up to par, writes Dwyer.

The American University of Central Asia (AUCA) today signed an agreement with Mina Corp

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, June 9, 2011 The American University of Central Asia (AUCA) today signed an agreement with Mina Corp to create "The New Generation Academy" at AUCA.

The Academy will offer an innovative one-year “bridging” program to talented high school graduates from across the Kyrgyz Republic who do not have the means to afford high quality private education. The Academy will begin teaching in September 2012.

Mina Corp’s initial funding of $2.5m will cover tuition and accommodation expenses for 70 students per year over a four-year period. It will also pay for 15 full scholarships, including room and board, for the Academy’s most able graduates in both 2013 and 2014 respectively, to study for a four-year degree at AUCA. The Academy is expected to admit seven to eight students from each region of the country and a similar number additionally from Osh and Bishkek.