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Why should 60% pay?
SOME 40 per cent of school leavers go on to university. Far fewer job opportunities exist requiring such expertise so many graduates will fail to obtain employment at a level which will enable them to repay the cost of their university education.
The Government obviously recognises this and are in the process of ‘amending’ school pass levels in order to reduce non-cost effective university education. Machiavellian? Governments have the power to conscript sections of the population in wartime with fatal results for many.
On a scale of one to ten, fiddling exam results scarcely registers.
In the past only ten per cent of the population received ‘free’ university education, paid for by 90 per cent of the population which did not. They probably justified this cost, however it does not seem fair that 60 per cent of the population should pay for the higher education of 40 per cent when a great many of them will give no useful service to the community at the level to which they have been educated.
John Smith, Willow Glade, New Lane, Huntington , York.