Students must have time to study

NSOOslo.Chairman of the National Union of Students in Norway , Therese Eia Lerøen Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix

Several students would likely have been able to complete their studies on time if they had been able to spend more time on their studies, and less time on part time jobs, says The National Union of Students in Norway (NSO).

The Progress report for higher education for 2015 released on Monday shows that students struggle with completion within the deadlines at all levels, from bachelor to doctorate.
– We believe the students first and foremost need to have time to study. When students have a deficit of Nok 4000 a month, they have to cover this deficit somehow. Students should be able to spend less time on part-time work and more time in the academic community, says Therese Eia Lerøen, head of the NSO to the news agency NTB.
– Institutions must prioritize students. They must find the reasons why students drop out and introduce the appropriate measures. We expect that the forthcoming White Paper on quality in Higher education deals with this issue, and presents clear expectations and requirements from the country’s universities and colleges, she emphasizes.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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