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Is Education More Expensive Or Ignorance?

1520 words - 7 pages

In a wise society, it is not only essential to have a college degree, it is also a necessity. Also, in the world of economy, the college education is no longer considered as a luxury; it is essential for most of the people who are craving for better wages and job security. College education also provides some aspects of life that a non-educated person might not get. These aspects include learning ability, expansive career opportunities, experiences and sentiment. In addition, the government has also improved their higher education plans such as, lowering tuition fees, subsidized funds, and also providing loans to the people who are not able to afford a college education, but to improve the higher education system there are other better things that can be done.
If a person attend college and try to learn what he or she wants to, there is a much better chance for that person to be successful in his or her life. It also depends, how you learn it; what you gained from college before entering into the world of economy. For example, I had two cousins, after high school they both have chosen same career, in different ways. One (ash) went to college to study computer science and other (Nick) went into the family business in which their father owns an IT company. After Ash’s graduation, he also joined his father’s company. But now, ash has a better understanding of the business than nick, because ash studied and explored different areas of computer science under expert supervision. On the other hand nick has the limited knowledge and experience about only the work his company does. As a result Ash is the company’s representative in different client meetings on the other hand, nick does the developer’s job.
From the article, president Obama said “We expect all our children not only to graduate from high school, but also graduate from college and get a good-paying job”(Rustigan, 1). That indicates that, after college graduation there are lots of career opportunities for everyone. It also becomes easier for companies to hire people with college degrees over a high school graduate. A college degree is a signal for employer that an applicant is assiduous person, have broadened set of knowledge in the area, and ability to finish what, he or she has started. For example, if a company had two applicants for one job of material design post, one is the high school graduate and has done a tremendous amount of work in the design (freelancing) and the other one is the college graduate student who also has done the same amount of work as the previous applicant. But, the college graduate applicant has a better chance to be hired by the company. Because the applicant has explored more fields in design than the freelancer.
Thirdly, college degree also helps in developing the experience in college as a learning experience of independence, responsibility and decision making ability. From my personal experiences of living independently, I have now a better...


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