| Postuar mė 29-7-2003 nė 19:16||
Studimet jashtë: Italia, rekord aplikimesh
4 mijë kërkesa në Fakultetet përtej Adriatikut
Italia thyen sërish rekord për numrin e shqiptarëve që dëshirojnë t'i ndjekin përtej Adriaktikut studimet
universitare. Mbi 4 000 kandidatë do të tentojnë sivjet universitetet italiane, ndërkohë që fluksi i
ish-maturantëve që kanë mbushur prej një muaji hollin e Ministrisë së Arsimit për të firmosur dëftesat,
ka filluar të bjerë këto ditë. "31 korriku është afati i fundit i dorëzimit dhe i firmosjes së
dëftesave", thonë zyrtarët e MASH, ndërkohë që në këtë kohë përfundon dhe afati i
dorëzimit të dokumentacionit pranë ambasadës. Nga ata që do të tentojnë nëpërmjet ambasadave për
vizat e shkollimit numërohen dhe rreth 80 të interesuar për universitetet greke, dëftesat janë dorëzuar në MASH.
Ndërkohë që janë dhe 30 që do të tentojnë nëpërmjet ambasadës gjermane për shkollimin në
universitetet gjermane. Një numër i konsiderueshëm bursash, si zakonisht sigurohet nga vetë dikasteri i Arsimit
nëpërmjet marrëveshjeve me shtete të ndryshme. "Më shumë bursa studimi ka ofruar Turqia, rreth 20. Veç
këtyre janë dhe 4 për studime pasuniversitare dhe 1 për doktoraturë", thotë Enina Balili, specialiste në
sektorin e marrëdhënieve me jashtë në MASH. Numri i aplikantëve për këto bursa ka qenë sa trefishi i
ofertës. Bursa studimi ka ofruar gjithashtu Rusia, Çekia, Rumania e Polonia, secila prej tyre një numër më të
vogël se bursat turke. Gjithsesi ashtu siç pritet, në çdo rast ka patur më shumë kërkesa se oferta e shteteve
të lindjes për studentët shqiptarë.
Ne fakt kjo eshte ndihma me e cmuar te ja jep nje shtet:
Na lejon te rinjte te studiojne!
Ky shtet eshte Italia.
Por sot, Shqypni, pa m´thuej si je?
| Postuar mė 13-8-2005 nė 11:26||
|Published Saturday, August 13, 2005 |
Colleges Show Way Up for Women
By LARRY DURRENCE
Space shuttle Commander Eileen Collins exemplifies the modern woman who takes advantage of opportunities to go to college in order achieve her highest
dreams. Corning Community College in New York provided Commander Collins with her associate of arts degree in math, preparing her to complete her
bachelor's degree at Syracuse and master's at Stanford University. Not bad for a girl who lived in public housing, worked as a waitress
serving pizzas and whose father wanted her to be content to be an accountant.
Fortunately, Eileen Collins had loftier aspirations, and she achieved them once she was empowered and enabled by higher education to reach her
Across the United States, young women are increasingly recognizing that higher education can help break glass ceilings and open doors to exciting
careers, just as Commander Collins, veteran of four space missions, has done.
To appreciate the magnitude of the change, we need to recall that in 1960 the majority of students in colleges and universities were male. That
statistic has changed dramatically.
In Florida's state universities in 2003-2004, 57.1 percent of the traditional 18-year-old to 21-yearold students were female, while community
college enrollment, with a broader 18-to-44 age range, was 61 percent female. At Polk Community College, 64.7 percent of the students were female. The
fact is that the majority of U.S. college and university students today are female. Not only are women in the majority, they tend to apply themselves
seriously as students to gain maximum benefit from college. When USA Today named the 20-member community college All-USA Academic Team in April 2005,
18 of the 20 were women. Six of the 18 were recent immigrants from Albania, Argentina, Bosnia, Honduras, Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
Community colleges do provide affordable access to high ed as no other branch of higher education does.
Are a growing number of young men really "no shows" on college campuses? The Bureau of the Census says that the percentage of 18-year-old to
24-year-old men with at least two years of college increased from 38.35 percent in 1974 to 41.44 percent in 2003. Therefore, the number of men with
some college has increased. The data reveal, however, that the percentage of women with two years or more of higher education has grown more
dramatically -- from 32.9 percent in 1974 to 50.94 percent in 2003. This change happened in an era when the need for workers with higher education --
and the resulting critical-thinking, technical and communications skills -- has grown to the point that 80 percent of the sustainable careers today
require some postsecondary education. The data suggest that women are more likely to adapt to the changing economic and educational environment than
Why are fewer men taking advantage of higher education even when it is affordable and easily accessible? Is it because they are anxious for income to
purchase cars? Do they believe the myth that all careers involving work in offices, classrooms or labs are boring? Those issues are being researched
and debated by scholars. Regardless of the causes, the result is that most men are, by their decision to bypass college, limiting their career
opportunities, earning capacity and ability to adapt to the changes in the economy as existing jobs become obsolete and new ones are created.
The state of Florida tracks the earnings of men and women to determine their earnings in the first three months after completing various levels of
education. Here are the results from one of the December 2003 State "Initial Quarterly Earnings" report: $4,023 with a high school diploma,
$6,604 with an associate of arts degree, $9,370 with a community college associate of science degree, $7,958 with a bachelor's degree and $11,720
with a master's degree. Higher education does result in higher earnings, show these and other data.
We need to encourage our young women to continue taking advantage of the benefits of higher ed and to continue the trend of growing participation. As
employers, parents and educators, however, we also need to urge men who have recently graduated from high school and other young men to seek
more-rewarding and fulfilling careers through postsecondary education and to begin the journey now by making the decision to attend college this fall,
even if they have to begin on a part-time basis. If someone wants to reach for the stars as Commander Eileen Collins has done, it can begin with one
Larry Durrence is president of Polk Community College.