DUBAI, UAE, 14 February 2019 – KDSL Global is launching College Day UAE on 19 February 2019. The goal of College Day UAE is to support students to make an informed college decision, celebrate them for their postsecondary plans, and encourage younger students and families to prepare for college as early as possible. KDSL Global is a USA and UAE-based leading learning organization focused on empowering educators and education businesses globally.
“The idea for College Day UAE began after engaging with primary educators to find out how often they talk about the topic with their students,” said KDSL Global Founder Kevin Simpson. He found that this was not often a topic of conversation. So the company decided to start a day where schools, educators, families, and the community have these discussions.
KDSL Global is also surveying college counselors based in the United Arab Emirates on college readiness. The results will be available during March 2019. One counselor stated that to be college ready means “Preparing students socially and mentally to essentially step into adulthood at the university/college level. Being able to teach them to be advocates for themselves since their parents should not once they leave for college.” Preliminary results show that:
- 80% of schools have a college night or college fair
- 60% of the college nights or fairs are held once a year
- 20% of talks about college are happening at the primary level
Nedra Brown, Secondary & College and Career Counselor at Innoventures Education’s Collegiate American School stated, “College readiness is knowing what to expect in college and how to get there. It means to know what is being provided for students and having the basic college academic and everyday skills. When a student graduates from high school and decides to go to college, it is important for them to be prepared and know what is expected. They need to know how to get into college, SAT, and study habits.”
To learn more about College Day UAE, challenges, ideas, how to participate, and more visit https://kdslglobal.wordpress.com/college-day-uae/.
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