It is believed that there is no possible way or point in providing entry to higher education for a large number of youngsters. I totally agree with this idea because of students’ financial restraints and lack of guarantee on students’ success.
I believe it is impossible for a nation to give entry to tertiary education for a big young population. Not all youths are able to afford the prohibitive tuition fees. Besides, education in college or university can be costly due to the materials or field trips needed for onsite experiments, especially in practical areas such as medical or engineering. For example, it would cost a student around half a million dollars to pursue medical studies in the U.S. In 2017, the U.S Census reveals that the average medical student debt was 200,000 dollars, with more than one fourth of graduates carrying higher debts.
Second, it is not practical to accommodate most of the youth with higher education. Every student has their own interests and some do not fancy academic education bur prefer to pursue nontraditional profession and voluntarily choose not to go to college. For example, a tattooist does not go to university but rather acquire their skills from experts in the field and can still be successful in his/her career like Carolyn Elaine – the world famous tattooist from Chicago, who probably makes 3 times more than a fresh business university graduate. A college degree is not the decisive factor of any individual’s success but rather the set of qualifications they possess.
In short, it is my firm belief that it is not feasible and practical for a country to offer university places for many young people.
Nguồn: DOL English