Factors Affect the Academic Performance of Selected Working Student

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Chapter 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND Introduction / Background of the Study Student jobs have become a sort of trend among students around the world, who want to work while they are studying. In short, the term that suits this trend is 'Earn and Learn' policy. Other reason why student jobs are popular among students is they help to cope up with the constant increase in tuition fees, and a way to afford further educations. The problem has been developed with the question as to how the corresponding workloads and required working hours of working students affect their academic performance at University of Caloocan- Camarin Campus. As a researcher, the main purpose of the study is to know the factors that affect the academic…show more content…
"Dahil sa financial crisis, kailangan nila ng extra income," said lawyer Julito Vitriolo, officer-in-charge at CHED's office of the executive director. Vitriolo added that these students are forced to work because of higher commodity prices and tuition fees. Jerry Rontal, who delivers oxygen tanks in a hospital. Rontal is currently taking up Criminology, and needs to pay a tuition fee of P24,000 for this semester. The amount does not include expenses for books, uniform and public transport. "Gusto kong umangat sa hirap. Kakayanin po, kailangan po eh. Kung hindi ako kikilos, walang mangyayari," Rontal said. Despite their efforts, the pressure to balance work and school is just too much for many working students. The CHED said that only 50% of working students get to finish college, as many cannot cope and cannot concentrate on their studies, while some have poor health, while others give up because of insufficient funds. CHED advised working students to get jobs that are not that demanding, and that are more closely related to their courses. -- Report Social
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