Thesis Statement: Higher education should be available for everyone because of its huge benefits.
First Argument: Education is a right, not a privilege.
Second Argument: Higher education could give many benefits for the individual itself.
Third Argument: Higher education could give benefits to its country and economy.
Counter-argument: Higher education is only for rich people, a merely smart student but poor is not suited for higher education
HIGHER EDUCATION SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE
Firstly, I believe that education is a right, not a privilege. Just like what UNESCO said, that education is a fundamental right that every human carry. Therefore, it should be free just like what The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in article 26 said “Everyone has the right to education, Education should be free of charge, at least to the level of the elementary and basic education. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and vocational education, in general should be open to everyone and higher education should be accessible in the same way, based on merit”. If there is a smart student who unable to continue his study to the university due to the financial issue, based on the last passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I think this student deserves some help from the government to continue his study. Therefore, higher education should be available and open to everyone and the government should help the potential student to get some adequate education.
Secondly, higher education could give many benefits to the individual itself. Higher education such as college or university, they provide the knowledge that each individual need to live their life in a better way. In this stage, people can discover and develop their skills that could help them to improve their performance in their jobs. Through the degree that they would achieve at the end of the study, they could get a better job opportunity and a higher earnings opportunity (Walker & Zhu, 2013). Besides that, by having a higher education, it will make less exposure to un-employment instead, it would increase the employability and skills development (Bynner & Egerton, 2001; Hogarth, et al., 2007). Through all of the benefits I have mentioned above, it will make an individual less likely to commit crime (Borgonovi, 2012) and by having a higher education, people will have a better view of how important is the education, they would make sure that their children will get a better education than what they have got (Feinstein & Duckworth, 2006). By having a higher education, an individual could improve their value and they could have a better future.
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