In an ideal world, students who are keen to improve their current educational status would like to finish their schooling and obtain a college degree; this would help them tremendously in a very competitive job market. In the Caribbean, the best option would be to obtain a Bachelor’s degree after completing the Caribbean Secondary School Education Certificate. For those with no financial issues, getting a BA is not a problem, but for students and their families who have to struggle to come up with the fees, this is not a simple issue.
- Unexpected Problems
One way is to enrol in an accredited Bachelor’s degree online from a reputed college, whose qualifications are recognised internationally. There are select colleges in Trinidad & Tobago who have tie-ups with internationally recognised colleges in the United Kingdom for their Bachelor’s in Business Administration, like the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. Technically, these classes are a combination of online classes as well as face-to-face interactions with teachers. Unfortunately, the current pandemic along with lockdowns in most parts of the world has resulted in face-to-face teachings being discontinued until the situation improves; with these modules have been shifted to online interactions.
- Handling Monetary Issues
In an effort to soften the financial blow to their students, some of the colleges have reduced their tuition fees by up to 20% along with an easy payment scheme as well as a more relaxed course schedule. These colleges have also put in place additional support measures to reassure students during this unexpected problem through qualified professional staff and faculty. A positive spin to this problem is that once the virus is contained, there would be a huge demand for fresh students with exceptional business management qualifications. A student who has graduated with accredited Bachelor’s degrees online would be in a prime position to take their rightful place in the business environment.
- Qualified Guidance
The degree of Bachelor of Business Management online would help students address any current business issues in the new world order after the pandemic, making them of extreme importance to their employers. For potential students wishing to earn an internationally recognised and fully-accredited Bachelor’s Degree from a select Trinidad & Tobago college, they would have to have cleared their CSEC or Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate and completed 3 years work experience or after 2 years of completion of the CAPE or Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination. Then there are students who have dropped out before finishing their degree and fresh students wishing to get a Bachelor’s in Business Management; they will be guided by college advisors on the best way to get their degree in the shortest possible time without straining their financial resources.