Task2 - Education >> Education & Financial Responsibilty/Nguyen Minh Duy

"Education & Financial Responsibilty/Nguyen Minh Duy"

Students should pay the full cost of their own university studies, rather than have free higher education provided by the government. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

In recent years, governments have not only been concerned about the development of the economy but have also been focused on their educational systems. But the question remains- who should pay for students' tuition fees? Some people think that the government should give a complete scholarship to students. Meanwhile, others believe that all of these costs must be paid by parents. Both ideas seem to be convincing, so the essay will try to look more closely at each argument.

First of all, the main reason why I am favor of educational spending being supported by the government is that it can help students to concentrate totally on their study without being concerned about the fees, which is especially important for students who are born into poor families. If they are focused on the lectures and studying hard, they will get a great deal of knowledge which can bring huge benefits to their country in the future. For example, they can contribute to the development of the economy with new inventions.

Secondly, the reason why I strongly support the idea that parents should pay for their children's fees is that it can reduce the burden of funding for the government. For instance, from an economic point of view, parents just spend money on one or two children. This amount of money is not substantial. However, if the government pays all of the education fees for each student in the whole country, it will cost an arm and a leg. Moreover, if students know that these fees are being paid by their parents, they might study harder to respect their parents.

In conclusion, study is really important for people's lives and the school fees are a vital concern. In my humble opinion, the government and parents need to share responsibilities for this.

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Comment from ITP

This is a really good essay. Please be careful with your transitions. The second paragraph should begin with a contrasting transition such as "however".