Higher professional education need to put in more effort to keep students in their programs

Of each five students in higher professional education one leaves the program of his/her choice after one year. Common opinion is that this is because of the lack of capacity of these students. According to professor Elffers of HvA this is wrong and higher professional education itself needs to take part of the blame themselves too. “Make students more aware on what they can expect and on how they can prepare themselves (as well as their parents) on all this”. More flexibility in programming and in change between programs, buddy programs for additional support and forms of tutoring for planning and coaching are ways to make improvements as an institute.

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