You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Everyone deserves to be educated. It’s unfair that intelligent people are not admitted to private universities because of their financial background. University education should be free for everyone. Do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
It is often argued that the hesitation made by private universities to admit students from weaker economic sections is unjustifiable as everyone has the right to get educated. At this juncture, some demand free university education, to which I can hardly agree with.
The primary reason behind my view is because the expense of university education is higher when compared to the lower levels of education. To be clearer, finding funding in these areas of education creates huge economic liabilities to self-run universities, and even the state-run universities perceive it as an unwise idea.
Another reason why I find it difficult to align to the argument is that if university education is made free for everyone, it is more likely to lose its value. Today, most societies look at the graduates and post-graduates among them with dignity and pride. The idea of free university education would make them think that anyone can become a graduate. Students who graduate thus too feel the same.
Instead of providing free university education for all, if eligible candidates are identified from under-privileged sections on the basis of their aptitude and performance, they can be provided education at universities at subsidized rates or by enhancing scholarship schemes. For instance, those who want to study expensive courses at universities such as medicine and space research can get sponsorships from either volunteers or multi-national businesses, who can hire their services later.
To conclude, even though the idea of free university education for all appears to be good, it lacks practicality in the modern education system. Hence, other ways should be sorted out to solve the issue of restricted entry of intelligent students from weaker financial backgrounds to private universities.