Should Universities Charge High Tuition Fees?
Nowadays,most universities require students to payfor their education, and the tuition fees have beenstaying very high. Some people take thedevelopment of the universities into considerationand support the high fees; while others think thehigh cost of university education is a heavy burdenfor many families. As far as I am concerned,universities are not institutions for profits,they are places for excellent students to learn andfurther study equally, so they should not charge high tuition fees that some families cannotafford.
In the first place, the high tuition fees make the families save money for the children instead ofconsuming. A university student will need 12,000 yuan each year on average,which is almostthe income of a couplewho are wage earners. In other words, a family with an average incomewill spend their long-term hard-earned savings, or they will be indebted. What’s worse, mostfamilies’incomes in our country are below the average level. The high fees make the people savemoney for the children’s education even before they are born.
In the second place, the high tuition fees will deprive the children from poor families of theirright of education. Entering universities on their abilities is the only hope for the poor studentsto change their destiny. But the increasingly higher tuition fees make it impossible. Thestatistic shows that there were 60%～70% students coming from the country areas when thecharging system was not introduced. But now the percentage is only 30% or so. Theuniversities will become the paradise of children from rich families, and the poor students will beforced to leave.
Finally, it will be much more difficult for the graduates to find jobs. Driven by the profits of hightuition fees, universities recruit more and more students year by year.The outcome ofexpansion leads to the low standard of enrollment and low quality of education. The supplyexceeds demand; there are not so many jobs for the graduates, so most of them can not findjobs when getting out of school.
All in all, high tuition fees in the universities will influence the development of the society andharm the interests of students. The universities should charge reasonable tuition fees, provideequal opportunities for students and take the responsibility of molding the future of ournation.