University fees are increasing rapidly every year and for what? Should our future be based on how rich we are? Every child has the potential to achieve and become something in their life; every child has the right to education and a good future. They say education is the key to success, then why is that education and success is based on wealth and wealth only. What happened to talent, ambition and creativity?
Today’s students are tomorrows lawyers, politicians, doctors, nurses etc then why is that university fees are becoming a barrier, in order for these students to have a bright future. Passionate individuals wish to go to university, to gain a degree and receive education in order for them to gain a better career. University fees are so high that students often back out of going to university, being unable to achieve a degree, which can define who they are. Students that have obtained a degree have a greater opportunity in jobs over students that do not have a degree. Shouldn’t all students have an equal opportunity to shine? Education is not for sale, education is priceless, something that will be with an individual for the rest of their life. Then why are hundreds and thousands of students paying much more to learn, to secure a strong and independent future. I’m not saying that university fees should be scrapped over all, but what I am trying to put across is that should we also pay a ridiculous amount of money too? Even if students get the opportunity to go to university, they will be working to pay off their student loan all their life. Education is the key to unlock many paths for the future but sometimes bright students have to suppress their education due to money problems. In conclusion all students should have the right to go to university and create a better future for themselves. The courses and qualifications at a University should encourage young people to opt for further education, rather than the fees putting students off. Therefore university fees should be lowered so all students have the chance to have an education and a brighter future, both for themselves and society.
By: Sharandeep Natt (15Yrs Old)