Tuition centres take advantage of post-exam season
Computer education centres take advantage of post-exam season
Lahore, June 27, 2008: Taking full advantage of the post-examination season, different
computer education centres as well as tuition centres have started offering
short courses to attract maximum number of students who are now free after
matriculation and intermediate examinations.
The advertisement campaign
by such institutes is also in full swing and, in this connection, special
packages are being offered to the students. Different colourful banners,
hoardings and posters can be seen in almost all localities of the provincial
metropolis in this regard. Somewhere a short course in English language is being
offered free of cost with a course in computer. Some institutes are offering
short computer courses as free with other paid programme.
A number of students, their parents and people from different walks of
life expressed mixed response to the prevailing trend of short courses offered
for students in post-examination season. Some termed it a minting-money-season
for computer centres and tuition centres while others termed it a healthy
engagement for those who remain free after exams.
A student, Ali, said
he had joined a computer centre soon after his matriculation (composite)
examination completed. He was of the view that he joined a short course in
Computer Applications because he did not want to sit idle at home. "I have not
studied computer as a subject", he said adding "This is certainly a good time to
learn something about computer". No one can deny the importance of computer
education, he said adding the course he opted would be helpful in his future
life. Kashif Jamil, another student, said it was certainly a tough job to find a
good and affordable institute for short course adding massive advertisements had
almost confused him. Another student, Usman, said he had joined a computer
centre adding he had also been offered English language course as an additional
programme without any fee. He said post-exam season provided a good opportunity
to students to learn things apart from their regular studies. He further said
exam results would be announced after a couple of months adding it was better to
utilize free-time instead of doing nothing.
Naeem, another student, said
instead of registering for any short course of computer or English language, he
had joined an academy to study course of intermediate. He was of the view that
students should prepare for next classes instead of wasting their precious time
in short courses being offered these days. "I was a student of matriculation
(science subjects) and had studied computer as a subject", he said adding "I am
confident of passing my matric exam, therefore, I am studying course of FSc
Pre-Engineering these days".
Farrukh, father of a student, however, said
it was unfortunate that most of the institutions were fleecing innocent students
and their parents in the name of short courses. "Nothing practical is taught to
the students", he said adding "I am personally against such courses as this is
merely a loss of time and money". The News
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