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Should college or university be free? Show more Show less
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Most states in the world provide free primary and secondary education. This is uncontroversial as basic education is considered a necessity. Teritary education, however, is viewed as an expensive non-essential. Given a rapidly changing world, is it time to also consider a tertiary qualification a right which the state has to provide to citizens?

Yes, higher education benefits the whole society Show more Show less

A more educated society is beneficial for the economy, which benefits everyone.
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A highly educated population benefits the state economically

Tertiary education leads to a more skilled and productive workforce which has undeniable economic benefits. The state directly benefits from enhanced productivity as it causes economic growth.
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