Education is probably the most critical and pressing issue for the development of any country and more and more reforms are earned this sector with the passage of time. No body denies the sheer role and significance of education in building a better nation and a progressive world. Where many people manage to get primary and secondary education, provided free in most of the countries, it’s difficult to most in getting themselves built with the bigger or university education due to the high cost/fee. Hence, there has always been this debate of whether the university education ought to be free for all.
For most of the people say that it should be free as getting knowledge is just a basic right and it will not come with a price tag ssru. A lot of the people cannot spend the money for huge cost of higher education and many for the future Einstein and Marx are wasting their abilities and talents due to the inaccessibility to the universities and university education helping to make education a privilege of a certain class rather than everyone’s basic right. When more folks get higher education, there could be more jobs readily available for them and the rate of unemployment will undoubtedly be reduced alleviating the poverty in the society and leading it towards advancement and prosperity. Another argument for the free university education matches the principle of equality where everyone includes a right to have equal opportunity and in making university education free, this principle of equality could be fulfilled in converting it into a fact on pragmatic grounds out of the antique box of theory. If higher education is free, thousands of young boys and girls would have the ability to get education rather than bearing the burden of in your free time jobs in fulfilling the university expanses.
There is other side of the coin too and which can be not and only free university education that brings gargantuan burden on the shoulders of the government.
There is a lot of investment required and the cost of higher education is excessive that it becomes indispensable for the people to share some of the burden of the state which does not need ample resources and money for free university education. Though there can be, as there are, more special students loans and scholarships in aid of the students who cannot afford the cost of higher education. Another argument is when university education is free, there is a descend in the value of higher education as there will be less money to fund the professors and staff and many other university resources (related to technical education at higher level). Hence there is a threat of a inferior education once it has been made free for several like water in an ocean.
To conclude, where we could see many hurdles in the way of free university education we could also start to see the exemplory case of Germany in making its higher education free. Much could be learnt from the Germany’s experience or experimentation (hitherto to see) in making university education free for all.