All education (primary, secondary and further education) should be free to all people and paid for and managed by the government. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Education makes a person able to earn bread on the butter. It has been suggested that it should be given free of cost at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. I disagree with it as a child can get free education up to 14 years and for senior secondary and tertiary education, if the government manages money, other sectors will be neglected such as medical, employment etc. Moreover, free education will not make people feel proud of how they have obtained a degree.
To commence with, if a major share of the government’s budget is utilised to provide free education to all, a state must cut spending on other areas, such as medical and employment. To elaborate, when a youngster passes his/her senior secondary or graduation, he or she can do a job either by passing any entrance exam for the classical post or a managerial one. Then, young minds are able to bear their expenses, namely fees for further study, grocery and to name but a few. Therefore, if the government provides free education, it will enhance its financial burden, and the government will not be able to provide advanced facilities in the medical sector to the public, and nothing good will be done to reduce the redundancy.
Moreover, if it is free to all, the public will not understand the usefulness of higher education. They will not strive hard to clear the exams. Paying fees will remind them of their duties to study hard and obtain a higher status. That feeling they will get after working hard a lot can be experienced otherwise. For instance, when a student passes a higher level exam such as IAS or PCS. They recall the conditions they experienced and the ways they adapted to run their home and pay university fees. So, these things make them feel proud.
To conclude, making education free to all up to the university level will be impractical for the government. Primarily, individuals will not be able to get good medical treatment due to a lack of funds spent by the government. Also, people will not do hard labour to clear exams, and the underestimation of education is clearly visible. The feeling of pride in oneself cannot be experienced, especially when the masses get a higher destination after sacrificing a lot.
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