Friday, April 11, 2008

Your schools, and everybody, are proud of you!

It's summertime. Vacation time. And time to go around in search of enjoyment. Along the way, we encounter a sourfeit of congratulatory streamers. Bcoz, yes, indeed, just a few weeks back was the graduation of Batch 2008. And Congratulations! overflowed to the school fences, and even to the town plazas. What could be a better way to toast the golden harvest of Batch 2008?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What then after high school graduation?

An Inquirer editorial zeroes in on the new high school graduate.

'A graduating high school student now has to answer the question: What course should I take? Different people will take different approaches. One graduate says, “My father is a successful lawyer; probably I should take up law.” Another says, “I want to avoid mathematics and science subjects; I will study journalism or mass communication.” A third says, “Nurses make a lot of money in the United States and Europe; probably I should enroll in a nursing school.”

Students and their parents should face the reality that each person has his or her unique capabilities and skills. For instance, one cannot force a student who is poor in the natural sciences to study medicine. Graduates should also resist the temptation to enroll in a course just because thousands are doing it, and the opportunities for getting high-paying jobs are good. The latest report says the country now has an oversupply of nurses.

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