You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people believe that university should offer places for people with high marks. Others say that universities should accept all age of people even if they do not well at schools. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.
Write at least 250 words.
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It is a controversy whether universities should enroll candidates on the basis of merit or should enroll them without considering their age and academic performance. I feel the first view is more justifiable, except in certain cases.
The reason why some feel that age and performance should not be a barrier for a candidate who seeks university education is because they consider education a basic right of an individual. To be clearer, there are cases when some people wish to change their career later in their life. It is illogical to restrict such candidates from gaining a university degree. Similarly, it is unjustifiable when a student who has excellent drawing skills is not enrolled in Bachelor of Fine Arts, just because she has not scored well in her pre-university course. In both the cases, the conditions of the university seem to hinder the rights of individuals.
By contrast, those who oppose this view feel this would affect the standard of education, and eventually such universities may lose their reputation. To explain it further, when students are sorted out based on their academic excellence, it would become easy for the faculty to train them effectively, and help them perform better in their respective fields. For example, the field of medicine requires higher level of efficiency and talents, and these targets can be achieved better when the academic talents of the candidates are superior and balanced. However, if it happens the other way, the blame will be on the university.
In my opinion, such the norm can be diluted considering the other exceptional potentials of the candidate. However, if it is not the real need of the candidate, such practices should be discouraged.
To conclude, though there are certain circumstances in which universities should ease the condition of better scores for admissions, in most cases, it would be counter-productive.