Education is very important for an individual's success in life it’s generally seen as the foundation of society. Students are unaware of the devastating trial they could encounter when they drop out of college lacking the knowledge to harmonize with the modern day lifestyle. According to a Harvard analysis of data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development the United States has the highest drop out rate in the industrialized world. A study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that the main reason why students drop out of college are that they are academically incapable , peer pressure and are experiencing the devouring effects of family affairs.
Students drop out of college because they are academically incapable. This entails that a student is incompetent; therefore they lack the qualifications and ability to cope within college. Autism is one of these challenges it is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication. It affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize. According to the Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE) Twenty percent (20%) of students are affected by this challenge. Another factor is developmental delay this includes delays in physical, cognitive, social, emotional or behavioral development. Twenty seven percent (7%) of Trinidadians are suffering with this disability. A combination of these two impairments has a negative impact on a student’s education performance.
College students are also dealing with peer pressure and this is another reason why they drop out. This is the influence exerted by a peer group encouraging individuals to change their attitudes or behavior to conform to group norms. It’s only human nature to listen to and learn from other people in your age group. Seventy one percent (71%) of the majority of students who have come to the...