Finished the boring day like everyday and sitting in the bus waiting for other students to come and the bus to through us back to our homes. Sitting beside the window and trying to relax to forget the chaos caused by leaving students, supervisors, cars and bus engines. One friend of mine approached my chair to say hello, getting me out of my peace state. we then chitchatted about the university. She is a pharmacy student as I am but 8th semester (me 6th). plagiarizing what she said "I am living in hell, I regret every moment I spent in that faculty". this derives me to an important point. wondering as usual, how much did every student knew about his faculty studies before diving into it, in other words, how many students knew about their studies? doing a statistic will be a sham because I don t think they will pass 23% of total number of students. generally speaking about how high school (science section) students, they think that medicine, dentistry, pharmacy are the best faculties in the world, entering any other faculty will be considered as a great failure in their lives, they will be rejected by friends and family and their lives is ruined. while graduating from high and getting to one of those faculties, nothing else matters neither how the study there look like. a week passes, a month, a year. they start regretting and screwing the day they joined this faculty. getting more and more depressed and the fruit is a graduate who is not capable of functioning properly in his own field, like my bus friend will be.
I think a new approach in how the students are accepted in those faculties must be applied. evaluation tests must be done. presentations must be held for students to make them aware about what is waiting them in those fields of study. a new terminology must be learned by the students themselves about equality of the faculties and how important each for the society. but who am I but a lonely voice shouting beyond madness.
Marwa A. Nada