Failure – its true meaning

There are various consequences of failing at any level of education, be it failing a test, an assignment, or a semester mark etc. Research indicates that the consequences are underestimated by a multitude. Difficult it may be to express it in monetary terms, economists explains it as opportunity cost (this means that a learner who fails a test, semester for example forgo some of the benefits that would have been enjoyed by a pass). Psychologists link it to stress and an injured social life. Economically, retarded human resource gains are experienced.

On behalf of Supreme Educators, I (Lucky Sibanda) would like to extend our appreciation to our fans for liking this page.

Just to give an overview of those who might be wondering what page is this, here is a brief description:

“Supreme Educators is an initiative that was born after realising the need of supplementary tuition apart from what learners receive from high school, colleges and universities. It is based in Cape Town. Through tutoring, Supreme Educators strives to ensure that learners complete their qualifications within minimum time frame.

It is common some learners take long to complete their qualifications due to various factors. We understand and acknowledge that we are not equal as human beings hence the need for additional time, what matters is the understanding of concepts at the end.

Though it might seem difficult to understand this, GDP is negatively affected by delayed completion of a course by a student. Upon an institution, it brings more fees yet this is not a desirable situation in terms of dwindled throughput as well as negative connotations.

Fraiser and Killen (2003) present an article which puts some suggested assumptions when registering a student by an institution though it is originally meant to present student perception on success and failure factors. They insist that students should only be registered only if they show some degree of successfully completing the qualification within the prescribed duration. However, with an alarming competition for clients (students), we see some learners being enrolled at tertiary institutions without having recommended capacity. Anyway, let me leave this for an academic article. In essence, education should focus on the clients’ side not on the financial bottom line.

In fact, time is money, it can never be bought. Once lost, it can never be recovered. We should bear in mind that we live once hence there is no time to wait for a second chance. Living for a handful of years is not a problem especially when wisely spent, the problem is when those years are recklessly spend when one needs another chance to live.

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About Lucky Sibanda

He is a holder of Diploma in Entrepreneurship (cum laude) and a Bachelor of Technology in Business Administration at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (2014 June - cum laude) (Cape Town, South Africa, in Africa). He has varied basic experience stretching from engineering, office work, retail and to the provision of tuition gained from the period of 2005 up to date. He is a qualified and registered Assessor (Services SETA) with a scope of 10 qualification (up to NQF Level 4).

Posted on 08/09/2014, in Education and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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