Is there a need to combine learning and work in higher education?

This was particularly so in the north-eastern part of the Southern United States of America, the Appalachians, in the 1830s and early 1840s. The population was mostly White and mainly Presbyterian, historically opposed to racism and slavery. They knew labour to be necessary for survival; they also knew that it inculcated positive and valuable personal values and understandings, especially when many people work together. And they knew that development required skills that had to be learned, and taught to new generations.

These needs prompted the establishment of Berea College and the development of the students labour programme in Berea in 1859 with one of its subsidiary aims being to provide financial assistance to poor Appalachian students from the American South.

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Parents should be more proactive in children’s lives

Parents need to pay particular attention to their children to ensure they grow up in a healthy environment that supports their development and mental health. Healthy attachments between parents and children foster strong bonds, creating a solid foundation for future leaders.In many African cultures, there is a common perception that parents should use a stick to discipline naughty children. While disciplining children is important, it is equally...

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