Merit and demerit of free education
Education is the best legacy, so they say and they are right because there is so much to learn in school, some people confuse school to be a place they go to and after they complete their years of study, the next thing is over flow of money but things does not work this way....
School is a place that groom your mindset, expose you to different kind of people and hence help in also grooming your socializing skills, it is a place where you can get connected with people of the same mindset as you and in that way come together as one to achieve great things...
Which reminds me of my early day as a
steemian, there was a steemit hive nigerian group i joined and i realize most of those in this group relate so well and even know themselves offline, i later get to find out that most of them are attending the same higher institution and here they are introducing the blockchain to one another and making money...
The knowledge, connection and ideas we get from school is priceless and there is always a difference between a literate and illiterate and the blockchain is a good example, some people have this opportunity presented to them but because they are illiterate and doesn't even understand the online stuff , they could not partake and hence miss opportunity of a lifetime and can only watch how the literate become great right in their front....
Some people did not go to school because they could not afford the fees, just 4 years ago, someone i know passed her exams in flying colors and also gained admission into the higher institution she desire but lack of money to sponsor it made her forfeit it...
There are many people like her out there that it is money that stop them from going to higher institution and we still have many more reasons why some people didn't attend, now imagine a situation where education becomes free for all....
This would mean many more people attending higher institution which is a good thing but
There is likely going to be problems and they are listed below
People don't really appreciate free things and if higher education becomes free for all, it will be less valued and people may not really take it as something important as it has been programmed in their brain that the more you struggle to get something the more valuable it is, which is wrong but that is the mentality of many people....
- LESS PRIVATE HIGHER INSTITUTIONS
If school becomes free, looks like the private schools won't be having many student as they used to, like why pay for it when i can get it free from somewhere else, even though we still have people that will prefer going to private schools but the mass will choose the free school which will ruin business for the private ones..
- EFFECT ON THE PEOPLE AND ECONOMY
My country is already owing other countries trillions, now if they make higher education free, they will also need to fund it and they will need to pay the staffs and also maintain the school...
It is money they will need to do this, so they will probably make the life of the citizen miserable again by increasing the tax or borrow more money and double the amount they are already owing which doesn't seem to be a good idea....
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There is a good and bad side to free education and the bad side prevails which makes free education an impossibility.
We will get to enjoy we education but we are definitely going to bear the consequences especially in Nigeria. The best thing that they can do for us is cut down the bills and that's possible with the solution I mentioned in my article. Thanks for sharing.
you got it right man, the best they can offer is reduce the fee
Why can't Nigeria be great like other countries? This is sounding impossible in Nigeria but well obtainable in other other countries at least for some certain level of education.. let's say primary school secondary and reduced fee in tertiary.
I am looking forward to that time when some things like this wouldn't be a big deal to an oil producing country
stop looking forward nkem, it won't happen🤣
Allow me to look forward burl 😜
As awesome as free education in the tertiary level sounds, it comes with a lot of baggage that need to be seriously considered if it ever happens.
it won't even happen, this is nigeria
That is true. It has it own disadvantages and advantages.
It will surely affect some set of people will it favours the other side.
Nice points there.
It is preferable if the fees are reduced.. looks like it balanced it
yea the fees being reduced still make lot of sense
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You definitely have good points here. People don't value free things and they won't definitely value education coming to them for free.
It will also be a bad market for the private schools too which is very right. Everyone wants awoof things but aren't ready for it as they take it less serious.
a very bad idea, free education ke.... it is not even going to happen, we are just imagining things as usual, atleast not in our country😁
Hahaha. Other countries doing this free education aren't stupid na. But in Nigeria, I am still doubting because even if they implemented it, they will still charge fees from us 😅
dont think even about it for this naija and if they even try it just know they will collect the money in another way, like free education but you have to pay for development fee, protection fee, walking fee lol or other silly things that will make it complete their school fee
Naija get sense na 😅
First of all, what is my name doing there? 🙄 You dinur pay tithe before you used my name o
Wahala for e country dey own trillions 🥲 I still dey think am say na mistake I take enter this country o 😂
Well, free education would definitely affect the economy aside the fact that it would let students get to study when they couldn't.
In any case, I still stand with the fact education shouldn't be free 🥴
as if i know you will comment as it cross my mind when i use the title as well😁
how are we going to help our country to settle this debt? let us start donating lol
yea free education is a bad idea
Lol so you had me in mind writing your title 😑 trouble finder 😂
Only you can start donating o... Your donation will cover for many of us 😝
Very bad idea!
Yes, I agree with you that if is made free the value will reduce. But still it is still preferably that is free to help the poor.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
it will help the poor but the damage is more, what is the usefulness of something that is no longer valuable?
Yes you are right
indeed bro, you have stated the vital points of it all, everyone and everything will be affected badly and that is why it should be reduced rather than made free bro..
Great points, we can see that the disadvantages of free education really outweighs its advantage. Free education would lead to issues such as, over-population, need for more facilities, poor food quality served in schools, etc. Sometimes paying a penny for education is really better than nothing.