Professional Courses

Pre-university training for admission and competitiveness to the university studies

Context

The dynamics of the higher education implies the contexts which suggest the relevance of a pre- university training.

1. A spontaneous ascend to the university.

The policy of “education for all” is producing a more and more increasing number of the young people requesting to be admitted to the University. Among them, some make a direct ascend from a secondary school to the university, believing that it is an ordinary continuation of secondary education, without sufficient reasoning, motivated choice and determination. The pre-university training NSPA is a session to consolidate, for the young people, their project for higher education. It is a training to competitiveness and eligibility to programs corresponding to the wishes of the students.

2. Modular teaching.

Modular teaching requires the students to be responsible of their training and to use didactic tools at their disposal. But young people from the secondary school are not used to self instruction; have difficulties to adapt to this modular pedagogy. Pre-university training is an initiation to the modular university pedagogy.

3. Orientations.

At the end of the secondary school, young people, especially from rural areas are unaware of the complexity of sciences, arts and technologies. They are directed easily in the professions of routines. They need special sessions to open them to the news fields. Pre- university training is an orientation session.

4. To be (être, vivre et vivre-avec).

Multiple family problems do not allow the acquisition of the basic principles of being a human living. Some students have psychosocial and cultural and ethical difficulties to organize in the everyday life. Modernism overpowers them through all means of distraction and irresponsibility. The pre-university is a session of education to the being and living values.

Definition

NSPA pre-university training is a short program of general culture, skills performing in sciences, concepts and methods of options, ethical conduct and transition from secondary school practices to abilities and disciplines required to the university studies.

Mission of the preparatory training

NSPA pre-university training has a threefold mission: 1) Integration of the students and consolidation of their study project. 2) Deepening of the knowledge, concepts, methods, practices and university discipline. 3) Orientation in the fields of the sciences, technologies or arts according to the aptitudes and aspirations of the students and according to the employment market.

Objectives of the preparatory training

NSPA pre-university training has as general objective: To offer the student knowledge and skills necessary for undergraduate studies at the university.
Specific objectives: 1) To consolidate the study project of the young students ; 2) To offer the students working intellectual methods for scientific research; 3) To integrate the young students in the social everyday life of the university; 4) To operate transition from secondary school to the university by developing disciplinary practices of university, especially in teaching module.

Sessions of training

The training opens with sessions of integration. It includes two activities:
1) -Seminars and discussions in group or individual: The student has seminars and guiding sessions on the university discipline, the rules of living as a human being, the autonomy and responsibility in their studies. They are introduced to the discovery of various ancient, modern and in prospective sciences and techniques.

2) -Common courses. The student has theoretical and practical courses of general knowledge and opening to rigor, thinking: Mathematics, Statistic, English Language, Philosophy, History of Art, ICT and Studies Skills.

Pedagogy and profiles of lecturers

The training is ensured by: 1) professors, researchers, psycho-pedagogists who help the students to explore the aspirations of teenagers. 2) actors in varied professional environments who inform the students about practical knowledge from the fields of their respective professions.

Period and duration training

Duration of the program is 1 month of October for intake 1 and March for intake 2.

Orientation session

The orientation session is organized on three levels: 1) Domain of intellectual competences and skills through the transcripts of the levels 4, 5 and 6 at secondary school and the results at the pre-university program; 2) Choice of the sector of profession most likely to please the student;
3) Psycho-social, physical and mental aptitudes and motivation aiming at living and organizing themselves in any professional environment.

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