Initiative aims to better advise the college bound
Project organizers launched the initiative because they say youth are unaware of the importance of selecting their majors; no one guides them to choose an appropriate major, which negatively impacts their scientific and practical levels in the future.
Ahmed Al-Ghazali, head of the project, said that after visiting 15 schools in Sana’a, it was found that 80 percent of secondary school students have not decided what to study at university.
“Our findings stimulated us to launch this initiative as an initial step toward helping secondary school students to choose the right major in accordance with their inclinations and the market demands,” Al-Ghazali said.
Al-Ghazali said 300 students from 15 schools in the capital city will take advantage of the project’s first phase. As a result, organizers hope students will know how to choose their majors appropriately.
Salwa Muhram, the program coordinator, said the project firstly targets the youth in Sana’a. The second phase will be executed by contacting the Ministry of Education and school managers to encourage them to take action with respect to guiding secondary school students toward better and more relevant post-secondary school choices.