Do you think governments neds to create more scholarships or subsidise education

@hari1111 (238)
New Zealand
August 21, 2010 8:58pm CST
As the years go by the fees and prices for books increase to an all time high. It is bound to only increase. How are people from low income families meant to cope? Yes student loans are available in some countries though not everyone is eligeble. Scholarships are only meant for the smart kids or kids with promise so not the vast majority will be able to take this chance. Subsidisn on the other hand is good because everyone benefits but what about the bums? Do they deserve to be subsidiarised? What is your say?
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@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
22 Aug 10
I think the government needs to create more scholarships and they should subsidize education more. But I think the scholarship should only be for those are really deserving, that is those that really wants to go to school. You don't have to be super smart. You just have the will to learn and go to school. Subsidizing education is also a good way to help poor students finish their schooling. We have subsidized universities here in our country. But it seems the subsidy needs to increase and I hope the government will listen to the clamor of the students.
@hari1111 (238)
• New Zealand
22 Aug 10
Thanks for the reply. I do agree that they should do both. What country are you from?
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@gunagohan (3415)
• India
22 Aug 10
Scholarships are given to students who excel.. Well, my idea is the fees structure and the cost on study materials should be brought down. I see now the cost has grown up very high.. Well, i could not accept the Loan Facilities for schools...What, a school children has to take up a loan for studying? Then what? he has to repay it throughout!! I completed my college this year at the month of may, where i paid 40,000 as my tution fee and now for the upcoming students the fees has been hiked by 60,000 .. This should be stopped..
@hari1111 (238)
• New Zealand
22 Aug 10
Your lucky then because you saved 20,000 pesos? I think that the governments should consider such things. Student loans are not a bad idea in countries where work is high and the minimum wage is not so low. These things would not work in third world countries such as the Philippines or India and the like because there are just so many people that there is too much competition for jobs. In the end they will be left with a massive debt and no way of paying it back.
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• Philippines
22 Aug 10
Yes, if we will just look or seek for the reasons why teenagers are not entering college, it is because of poverty. And it is just too sad to know that. If the government will focus upoon this issue and create more scolarships, more youth all over the world will be given the chance to have a college degree and more chance to get out of the poverty. =)
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
22 Aug 10
Education is getting more costly as years gone passed. I agree with you. Government should give scholarships to poor deserving students based on merits. But it is a sad thing that our country give scholarships based on race even though their results are not as good or worst. They claim it is based on merits but it is not true.Poor students of other race who scored maximum numbers of distinctions failed to obtain even study loan. As a result it is brain gain to another country down south.