Western education has always given better flexibility to their students when it comes to higher studies. USA has a huge number of students who are above 35 and still pursuing their dream of a degree. Thus, migrating students from other countries often find it far more relaxing than their nation’s education system. It is just a matter of completing your degree, without the strict boundaries of time and curriculum.
‘Joustoluotto’ or flexible credit is a popular term in Finnish which essentially means bestowing complete freedom to a client in terms of repaying a debt. Flexible credit system (FCS) is a term coined by Universities worldwide to allow students to pursue their higher education without hampering their jobs. It is a credit-based system which gives students the option to choose their own curriculum, time table and even professors. It was initially started in the West but is now catching on in Asian nations as the need for skilled working professionals continue to rise. Students now have greater freedom when it comes to earning a degree. They can study any subject that interests them and opt out of subjects that will not help them in their career. This not only saves time but also allows for career-oriented education amongst professionals.
Flexible credit system seems to be the future of higher education and adopting the Joustoluotto or the FCS will benefit students across the world. Universities have reported extremely encouraging reports on the performance of students who have completed various degrees under this system. Parents who left behind their studies when they got married get a second shot at a degree with this system which is great! It promotes education in a friendly, non-compromising sort of way which ultimately results in a much higher literacy rate globally.