In the 21st century, more and more educational technologies are being invented everyday. That is why school and universities have to spend a great deal of money on purchasing modern facilities and equipments. This leads to the increasing educational fees and become a burden for the government. Therefore, some people suggest that students should pay for their own education. However, in my opinion, despite the increase in educational expenses, the government should continue supporting students financially because of the benefits of education investment and the potential bad consequences of leaving students to pay tuition fees by themselves.
Although education is getting more and more expensive, investment in education must still be given top priority for the valuable benefits education brings to the society both economically and socially. Education helps to promote economic growth through improving the quality and the working skills of the labour force. In addition to economic benefit, education also contributes to the social security. The reason if that the more educated people are, the less likely they are to commit crimes.
Moreover, the government’s failure to support students to finance their education will bring about many bad consequences including the rising inequality in education and the decreasing education quality. Firstly, without the government’s help, students from poor families cannot afford education and only rich families can send their children to school. Secondly, because only rich students are able to attend to school, the educational environment will become less competitive. As a result, the quality of education will fall significantly.
In conclusion, education clearly benefits the whole society and if students have to take the full responsibility of paying tuition fees, the quality and equality of education will be badly affected. Therefore, the government should continue supporting students to pay for their education. Besides, they should also call on private sponsors to share the burden.