University education should be free because it is; the fundamental right of every citizen, a motivator for seeking higher education, and morally justified.
University education should be free because higher education is the fundamental right of every citizen. In a society where an individual’s future is jeopardized if he/she drops out of school earlier, university education becomes a necessity rather than an option. Despite the growing economy, there are hundreds of applicants for every job advertised. University education makes the applicants stand out whereas other resumes are dropped without even being considered. Providing free university education also maximizes the ability of the people to get employed in foreign countries easily and send money to their home-country in remittance. Remittance improves economy and is essential for the well-being of the society.
Free university education motivates people to get educated to their maximum potential. Many people drop out of colleges because they cannot afford further education. Even some of the most intelligent, hardworking, and capable students are left with no choice but to abort further education because of their lack of ability to afford it. Many students even end up choosing the careers contrary to their natural aptitude because the field they want to get education in is simply too expensive for them to afford. They have to deal with the consequences of choosing the wrong career throughout their lives. If university education is made free, the financial factor will be eliminated from the equation and people will make informed decisions about their careers considering their capabilities and desires.
Costly university education is not justified from an ethical point of view. Ideally, the very person enjoying a facility should be the one paying for it. But in the present times, parents have to bear the financial burden of their children’s schooling. Parents have been spending ...Show more